Sudbury Quaker Meeting House

Here's a brief introduction to our neighbouring Quaker Meeting in Sudbury, Suffolk


Photograph by Emma Cabielles © 2013

How to find the Sudbury Quaker Meeting House

Address:  Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 22 Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AA

Directions:  On the A131, close to town centre. Rail station: Sudbury, 10 minutes walk.

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Parking:  On Sundays, parking is allowed in Friars Street outside the Meeting House; other days, the nearest public park is at the swimming pool, around 400 metres away

Wheelchair accessable venue, including the toilets, with hearing aid loop in Meeting Room

Contact for room lettings (Sudbury only):  Harcourt Powell and Company telephone 01787 881177

Opening hours

Opening hours/days

You are very welcome to join us for Quaker Meetings; 10.30 am on Sundays, 12.30 pm on Thursdays

Hiring rooms at Sudbury Quaker Meeting House

Sudbury Quaker Meeting House is not reserved exclusively for Quaker use, but is available to rent 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 by the Quaker movement.

With its quiet, relaxing atmosphere, away from the usual interruptions, Sudbury Quaker Meeting House is an excellent venue for your meeting, seminar, workshop, conference, etc.


Meeting House facilities include

  • Newly decorated throughout
  • Kitchen facilities and tables
  • Wheelchair access/disabled toilet
  • Efficient and controllable heating
  • Hearing loop in Meeting Room
  • Close to the Town centre
  • Cutlery and crockery are provided
    (hirers bring their own tea/coffee etc.)
  • Quiet, peaceful, garden
  • Very reasonable hiring rates


History of Sudbury Quaker Meeting House

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has been active in Sudbury since the 17th century. Our Meeting House in Friars Street was built in 1805. In the 19th century a school room was built on to the front of the building.

In recent years this room has been hired out to the Muslim community, to the Sudbury Art Society, the music group, the Sudbury branch of the United Nations organisation, and many other organisations.

Four years ago we were left a large legacy by John Savage. Some of this money was donated to various deserving charities in the Sudbury area, and the remainder dedicated to refurbishing the Meeting House. This work is now complete, and we now will be meeting in a building which is fit for the 21st century.

Links to useful local information

Sudbury Suffolk on Wikipedia

BBC News; Radio Suffolk

Sudbury local Council website

Sudbury Tourist Information

Churches Together In Sudbury information on local Quakers

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