Welcome to Almeley Wootton Local Quaker Meeting.
Nestled in north Herefordshire countryside and within sight of the Black Mountains, Almeley Wootton Friends’ Meeting House has been home to a Meeting since the mid 17th century, making it one of the oldest continually-used Meeting Houses in the UK.
Now Grade II* listed, it is home to a small but vibrant Quaker community drawn from across Herefordshire and surrounding counties. The traditional black & white Meeting House is surrounded by its graveyard and communal organic vegetable garden.
Anyone can attend a Meeting of the Religious Society Of Friends, commonly known as Quakers. You may have a desire to experience a different kind of worship or it could be plain curiosity that might bring you through the door. Amongst Almeley Quakers you will find both theist and non-theist Friends mixing happily together* . Tolerance and being non judgemental are amongst our key values. Whatever the reason for your visit you will be made welcome and afterwards invited to join us for tea and coffee. We refer to ourselves as Friends. We do not proselytise or evangelise and we most certainly will not come knocking on your door!
We meet weekly on Sundays at 10:45 for one hour, with refreshments after and we also have a virtual Zoom meeting for those unable to attend, or during times of public health protective measures.
[*Oxford Dictionary – Theism ‘belief in the existence of a god or gods , specially a creator who intervenes in the universe]