Our bright meeting room overlooks a large garden which has lawn, shrubs, trees and birds. Our Meetings for Worship together are simple – we sit in a room with others and settle into silence. Sometimes someone may feel inspired to stand and speak briefly. We find this way of worship draws us together and may bring us closer to a power beyond ourselves.
At present, September 2021, we are able to worship in a socially distanced manner with limited numbers each Sunday morning. If you would like to come, please contact us so that we can ensure we do not exceed safe numbers. We ask every person attending to wear a mask, sanitise their hands and follow the COVID secure procedures put in place for everyone’s protection.
For those unable to attend Quaker Meeting for Worship in person, we host blended Meeting for Worship using Zoom, bringing our community closer together in this uncertain time.
Newcomers and visitors are very welcome. For information about joining us for Worship, please contact our clerk.
We offer a children’s learning session face to face twice a month on the second and fourth Sundays.
To find out more about our children and young people’s programme, please get in touch (see below).
Covid-19 Current arrangements as of May 21:
Blended Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10.30am.
Now we are able to open our Meeting House for Worship again, we offer a “blended” Sunday Worship with an in person Meeting in the Meeting House (pre-arranged, maximum 18 persons) being held concurrently with a virtual Meeting for Worship on Zoom.
Please contact our clerk for more details.
Meeting for Worship in person:
Sunday 10.30am, please contact our clerk if you are thinking of joining us.
Zoom Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10.30am, please contact our clerk for more details.
Children’s programme: Please contact our clerk for more details.
Address: Wedmore Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5HX
Getting here: Bedminster Meeting House is in the south of the city, on the east side of Wedmore Vale, near the junction with Marksbury Road.
There is space for parking cars in the Meeting House forecourt and in Wedmore Vale.
By bus, take the number 90 to Wedmore Vale.
The history of the meeting
Towards the end of the 19th century, Redland Quakers set up an Adult School in Princess Street, Bedminster, to provide education (with a strong religious base) for the people of what was then a very deprived area. Gradually, a new Quaker Meeting emerged and was recognised. When the area was redeveloped in the early 1950s, a new Meeting House was built in Wedmore Vale.
Nowadays, Bedminster Meeting serves people to the south and east of the city. Many people from the meeting engage in work for peace and justice and support organisations that help vulnerable people locally and further afield. We promote fair trade and support environmental awareness and sustainable living.