Friends Meeting House

The house has a wonderful atmosphere of calm, the people using it for worship are warm and friendly, and visitors leave feeling an inner peace.

About this church

George Shaw of Bickerstaffe first established this handsome stone built house of 1679 as a place of Quaker worship. It is the oldest building in St Helen's, and forms part of the town's George Street Conservation Area.

A path bordered by seasonal flowers and plants leads to the main entrance door, above this is a sundial bearing the date 1753. Curiously, in the garden visitors can see a massive glacial boulder presumed to have been left by the last ice age of the Lake District.

This is a lovely old building with a distinctly timeless charm!

Key Features

  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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