Bath Quaker Meeting is the local meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. It meets in the local Friends’ Meeting House, a quirky architectural gem centrally located close to Bath Abbey in York Street.
There’s no liturgy or creed; Friends’ faith relates more to personal experience. It’s rooted in Christianity, but free of the formalities. Some Friends find traditional Christian language full of meaning, others simply don’t. We find words can’t express deeper realities of faith, and we worship mostly in silence.
There’s an introduction British Quakers here, and a good brief independent description by the BBC here. There’s more about the history of Quakers specifically in Bath here. There are also meetings nearby in Bradford-on-Avon, Frome, Trowbridge and Chippenham.
This short film by Kevin Redpath profiles several Quakers across SW England
The best thing is to come and experience the simplicity and power of your local Quaker meeting for yourself. If you want to attend Bath Quaker Meeting just show up. Times are shown in the panel on the right. Everyone is welcome. Children are catered for with a dedicated childrens’ meeting; there’s step-free access and free fresh coffee and tea after.