Colchester Quakers' Meeting House is in Church Street, near the Mercury and the Arts Centre.  We have been here, in the house built in 1803 for Constable's lawyer, since 1974 and there have been Quaker Meetings  in Colchester since 1655 .

Colchester is a local meeting, part of the regional group of Quaker Meetings called South East Anglia Area Meeting, which in turn is part of Britain Yearly Meeting. 

We hold a Meeting for Worship on Sundays at 10.30 until 11.30 and on Tuesdays at 6.00 until 6.30.  All are welcome to join us where in the silence or the spoken word the presence of God can be felt. We shall be happy to answer your questions about Quakerism.

Children are welcome and there is special provision for them on the first Sunday of the month.


The beauty of silence is that it allows us to engage where we are. We are not dovetailed into someone else’s sermon, neither are our devotions determined by an outward liturgy. Rather, our motions of faith can sit where they need to be, close to us in their authenticity and sincerity, closer to God in their directness and individuality.

Ben Pink Dandelion, Celebrating the Quaker Way


Our Meeting House serves the community  by providing a base for for many local organisations. Rooms in our recently renovated lovely old building are available for hire at reasonable rates throughout the week.


Room Hire