Central Quaker Meeting HouseCentral Bristol Quakers

We are a friendly Meeting in the centre of Bristol, and welcome anyone who would like to know more about Quakers, and join us at our Sunday Meetings for Worship.

On Sundays we are currently having pared-back Meetings for Worship at the Meeting House because of Covid restrictions. Please contact christopherdenman@hotmail.com if you would like to join us. We also have an online Meeting for Worship at the same time. Please contact central.clerk@bristolquakers.org.uk if you would like details.

In addition, we have a half-hour Meeting for Worship on Wednesdays at 17.15 which is online only. Please contact christopherdenman@hotmail.com if you would like details of these Wednesday meetings.

We also have an online discussion group on Friday mornings at 11 am. Please contact steve.petter@yahoo.com for details.

Our Meeting House

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 (when COVID restrictions allow), 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 except for restricted Sunday Meetings for Worship (as explained on this page), in accordance with Government advice.


Meeting for Worship: 

Sunday 11.00am and Wednesday 5.15pm.


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


Central Bristol Meeting Clerk 
Jeffery Smith
Tel: 0117 9422 177
Email: central.clerk@

Charles Gamble
Assistant Warden
Faustina Awane

Phone: 0117 329 7503 or 07410 411 444 

or email

For room hire 
please follow the link below


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.