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.

All are welcome

We are centrally located, right next door to the Bluecoat Arts Centre and behind Primark. The building is accessible to all, has a lift to all floors, disabled facilities and an induction loop system.

Meeting for Worship is held:

Sundays: 10.30am This is our main Meeting of the week and lasts about an hour – it’s held in the large Meeting Room on the first floor, there is a doorkeeper on the Ground floor to greet people. It is a good idea to arrive a little before 10.30am to settle in

Thursdays: 1pm Friends gather from about 12.30 on the 3nd floor. The Meeting is usually smaller, very friendly and last for about half an hour.

Curious about Quakers 12.20pm – 12.45pm every Thursday – a friendly drop in for those who are interested in Quakers and their worship. Takes place at the Big Table on the ground floor

Children’s Meeting: Children are welcome to attend Meetings. There are also scheduled children’s meetings on 3rd Sunday of each Month.

If you are thinking of coming to a Meeting but would like to talk to someone first then please phone or email Lisa Hoyle, our Outreach Worker, details are on the Contact page.