Booking information and conditions of letting

Colchester Quaker Meeting House rooms are available to rent on weekdays by groups whose activities and aims do not conflict with Quaker beliefs.  Hire fees contribute to the upkeep of the building and to the cost of non-profit-making work carried out by the Quaker movement.

With its quiet, relaxing atmosphere, away from all the usual interruptions, Colchester Quaker Meeting House is an excellent venue for your interviews, meeting, seminar, workshop, conference etc. We recognise the need for groups to meet to share ideas, learn and give support to each other. It also provides us with the opportunity to be a Quaker centre of information about our work and beliefs.

The Quaker Meeting House is owned by Southern East Anglia Area Quaker Meeting but is managed locally by Colchester Quaker Meeting.


The manager or caretaker - are frequently around to help with the day-to day running of the Meeting House and can be contacted on the Meeting House telephone 01206 540447 and by email  Friends on duty (FoDs - Members of the Society of Friends – Quakers) may also be on duty to greet you and are very happy to spend time with you should you wish it.  


It is possible to hire a room between 9 am and 10 pm, 6 days a week unless in use by the Quakers.  

All bookings must be for a minimum of 2 hours except the Quiet room.

Your booking time is for the actual time you will be in the room, it includes all setting up and tidying away time.


Hiring rates from 01.01.20 (minimum 2 hours except for quiet room)

Meeting room (hexagon) - £10 an hour

Parnell room - £10 an hour

Children’s room - £9 an hour

Committee room - £8 an hour

Quiet room - £5 an hour

Equipment - £5 per session


•  by BACS our preferred method

If you are paying by BACS, please quote the invoice number on all BACS payments.  

•  by cheque made payable to ‘Colchester Quaker Meeting’ and returned to the

    Meeting House, with the invoice number on the back.

•  If absolutely necessary, cash can be accepted but please put it in an envelope

    labelled with the event and time and our address, Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church

    street and hand it to a Member of the Meeting or warden if present. If not, it can     be put through the post box near the keysafe. DO NOT put it in the door at the     side of the building this is now a separate address, 6A Church Street.

Colchester Quaker Meeting House is a no-smoking, no alcohol, no gambling venue. It is a centre for Quakers in Colchester and the surrounding area, and the letting of rooms to outside organisations is subordinate to this function. Hirers are asked at all times to exercise due consideration for other users of the building and in particular to respect the forecourt and the lobby areas.

Please read our Terms and Conditions

 You will find full details of our Hirings Terms and Conditions in THIS PDF

New Hirers

Please complete and submit the Booking form to the Warden which you may download as THIS PDF