Rooms for hire

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

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 work carried out by the Quaker community.

First time hirers should initially make contact with the Manager by phone, 01206 540447, or via the contact form on the Contact Us page.

Full details, terms and conditions and rates are available here on our Letting Conditions page

Meeting Room

A light, contemporary, hexagonal room at the rear of the building. Comfortable seating for about 70 people. Blended Zoom meeting facilities available. Equipped with a hearing loop system.  This room cannot be blacked out.



Welcoming circulation and seating area on the ground floor, hatch to kitchen. Access to the kitchen and the toilets.


Parnell Room

Rectangular room on the ground floor.  Seating for around 50 people or about 20 seated at tables. Curtains provide a level of blackout that enables the use of the projector and the large screen during the day as well as in the evenings. There is a serving hatch into the kitchen.  Named after James Parnell a Quaker martyr in the 17th century who died in Colchester Castle.


Children's Room

A bright informal room with seating for about 20  or around 12 at tables.  Ideal for smaller events or for use as a creche. With a sink it is also useful for practical activities.


Committee Room

A more formal room upstairs seating for up to ten.  Ideal for smaller meetings, interviews, tuition etc.

In the diagram here (not to scale) the rooms available for hire are shown in blue. Facilities available for shared use by hirers - kitchens, toilets - are in orange, circulation space in pale yellow.