Liverpool and the Quakers
The quakers are proud to have a long history of activity on Merseyside.
We trace our history in Liverpool back to the 1650s. A Meeting was established in Knowsley in 1657 but it is not until 1684 that there is evidence of Quakers gathering together in Liverpool itself. At this time the Liverpool Quakers were meeting in each others houses . Already by this time the Liverpool part of the Meeting was bigger than the Knowsley part, and over the next years, the centre of gravity of the Meeting began to shift towards Liverpool.
Quakers met in Hackins Hey Meeting House from 1710 onwards and the presence of Quakers in Liverpool was firmly established. The history of the Quakers on Merseyside extends from this time and the detailed history of the meeting houses and the history of the quakers can be looked at in more detail by following the links from the pictures below.