Central Quaker Meeting HouseCentral Bristol Quakers

The Meeting House was refurbished in 2015 and again in 2019. It has a well-appointed
kitchen and three meeting rooms set around a pleasant courtyard.

It is wheelchair accessible. The main room has a hearing loop.

The 2019 extensions and refurbishment added a commercial-standard kitchen, laundry
washing machines, showers and additional storage space better to accommodate
homeless people who occupy the Meeting House every night, under the auspices of St
Mungo’s and Caring in Bristol.

Meeting times

Covid-19  Please note that the Meeting House is closed at present due to the coronavirus pandemic and our normal Sunday Meetings for Worship have been suspended for the time being, in accordance with Government advice.

Meeting for Worship: 

Sunday 11.00am and Wednesday 5.15pm.

Shared lunch: every 3rd Sunday at 1pm. Children welcome. Accessible.

Contacts

Central Bristol Meeting Clerk 
Dean Smart
Tel: 0117 977 4933
Email: Dean.Smart@uwe.ac.uk

Warden 
Charles Gamble
Assistant Warden
Faustina Awane

Phone: 0117 329 7503 or 07410 411 444 

or email
central.warden@
bristolquakers.org.uk

For room hire 
please follow the link below

Location

Address: Friends Meeting House, Champion Square, Bristol BS2 9DB

The Meeting House is on Champion Square which lies behind (to the south of) the large Cabot Circus multi-storey car park. The location is well served by public transport and, in addition to the few car parking spaces on our premises there is a large public car park within a few metres. 

Getting here: 

By Car: Champion Square is near the south end of the M32/A4032, off the A4044 (Bond Street South, also known as Temple Way). We have a small car park which can be reached only from the southbound carriageway of the A4044, within a few metres of turning off the A4032. If this car parking space is full use Cabot Circus car park. (To drive from the Meeting House to enter the multi-story car park, leave Champion Square by the exit near the Phoenix pub, turn right, then go round the system to where the car park is on your left.)

By foot: Head for the Cabot Circus shopping complex; then go (east) towards its car park, crossing Bond Street via or near the glass footbridge.
From Cabot Circus car park: Walk out by the ground floor exit at the southwest corner, from where the Meeting House is visible.
From Temple Meads Station: Walk north about 2km towards Cabot Circus. For simplicity use the main road, though a more pleasant walking route starts from the station’s north-side exit.

By bicycle: Champion Square can be reached as by car and also via River Street or via St Matthias Park.
(NB: Cycling is not permitted within Cabot Circus.)

By bus: There are several bus routes nearby. The nearest bus stops are:
From the north: Penn Street, Stops A and B.
From the south: Bond Street, Stops Ol and Om.
From Temple Meads railway station: Bus routes 8 and 72 go most of the way, and there are several other buses which go from the main road.