Welcome to our Quaker community

We have so much to offer you, here in Berkhamsted. Whether you’re looking to explore your spirituality, wishing to meet like-minded friends, needing a venue for an event or wanting to hire our beautiful, Georgian hall, we look forward to hearing from you.

Berkhamsted Friends – 2021

Community space for all: Join our community of hirers and give your group a home

Faith space: explore your spirituality

Action space: make your life ‘speak’

‘Faith in Action’ is a core part of the Quaker tradition. We try to live our lives as a pattern of integrity to the world. There are many ways that Friends manifest their faith. Follow the link below for a list of some of the ways that happens.

Read more about what Quakers do in the world

September 2021 – 20 years after the carpet bombing of Afghanistan in retaliation for the 9/11 bombings – Berkhamsted Quakers join other groups from across the country in silent witness against the DSEI Arms Fair in London. The UK regularly hosts one of the largest arms trade fairs in the world. Who profits? And a what cost?
Stop the Arms Fair – Berkhamsted Quakers Sue Hampton and Leslie Tate sit in at the 2019 to show our Peace testimony in action. Why does our government actively continue to grow a trade that is designed to destroy others? Quakers look to weed out seeds of conflict in order to promote peaceful resolutions.

Ever wondered what Quakers are – and what they actually ‘do’?  In our pressured and noisy modern life, we take time out to sit in silence and wait for the healing power and force for good to emerge. With our hearts and minds actively listening (rather than thinking) we can gain spiritual insight and often the way before us is clearer than it was before; if we believe it will be helpful to others, we stand and share what we have learned.

Key spiritual insights, often called “testimonies”, tend to unite Quakers worldwide. They spring from deep experience and have been reaffirmed by successive generations of Quakers. These testimonies are to integrity, equality, simplicity, community, stewardship of the Earth, and peace.

Come along to a meeting:

10.30am – 11:30am on the 2nd and last Sundays each month – at the Quaker Meeting House, 289 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 1AJ.

Or join us via Zoom. Email l.redman@outlook.com for a link.

Hire our Meeting House:  Join the many charity, community and education groups that run successfully from our meeting house. Situated a short walk from the town’s main car park, and surrounded by shops and cafes, we are in one of the best locations in town. Our hall is fully accessible, with a fitted kitchen and beautiful walled gardens to explore.