Quaker Meeting House

Brigflatts, near Sedbergh, Cumbria, is one of the most famous Quaker meeting houses, known and loved by Friends all over the world.

About this church

Far beyond the boundaries of the Society, it is acknowledged for all the simplicity of its lime washed stone walls and interior woodwork; panelling, columns and balustrading as one of England’s vernacular gems. For many, the peace and tranquillity of the Meeting House at Brigflatts leave a lasting impression.
Three and a quarter centuries after George Fox first visited the hamlet of Brigflatts, it is still the home of a Friends Meeting. It receives more than 2,000 visitors a year from all over the world, many coming to explore the '1652 Country', the birthplace of Quakerism. Visiting groups and individuals regularly join local Friends in worship on Sunday mornings.

Key Features

  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike
  • Church shop or souvenirs

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