Local Quaker Meetings in Hertford and Hitchin Area

About Quakers in Britain and around the World

Quaker faith springs from the experience that each one of us can have a direct relationship with the Divine. Quakers find that by meeting together for communal worship we are empowered to find peace and strength for work in the world.

Quakers are members of the Religious Society of Friends and hence they often refer to each other as 'Friends'. More than twenty seven thousand people attend Quaker meetings for worship in the UK. These quiet times of seeking the presence of God are held regularly in about 500 places, many of them Friends' Meeting Houses.

Hertford Meeting Events

JANUARY

Thursday 2nd January
7:30pm Experiment with Light (Katey's house)

Sunday 5th January
09:50am Taize Chants
12:00pm 2020 Preparation

Sunday 12th January
12:00pm Business Meeting

Friday 17th January
10:00am Nominations meeting (Ali’s house)

Saturday 18th January
2:00pm Area Meeting – Welwyn Garden City

Sunday 19th January
12:00pm Art Together, Cinnabar, Fore Street

Tuesday 21st January
7:30pm Eldership & Oversight Meeting (Jane & Stewart’s house)

Wednesday 22nd January
7:30pm-8:00pm Meeting for Worship at Hoddesdon

Saturday 25th January
10:00am-1:00pm Meeting House Winter Clean
(There is also an advance polishing party from 1:00pm on Friday 24th)

Sunday 26th January
11:30am Friendly Bible Study

350 years logo 350 Celebration Event
3:00pm Hertford & District Churches Together Unity Service (Meeting House)

FEBRUARY

Sunday 2nd February
09:50am Taize Chants
12:00pm 2020 Preparation

Tuesday 4th February
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

Start of Quaker exhibition at Hertfordshire County Archives (runs for approximately four weeks)

Wednesday 5th February
5:30pm Hoddesdon Options Group Meeting. Interested Friends are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 5th February
7:30pm-8:00pm Meeting for Worship at Hoddesdon

Thursday 6th February
7:30pm Experiment with Light, at Katey's house

Sunday 16th February
12:00pm Art Together, Cinnabar

Wednesday 19th February
7:30pm-8:00pm Meeting for Worship at Hoddesdon

Sunday 23rd February
12:00pm Friendly Bible Study

Monday 24th February
7:30pm BLG Group Meeting, at Alison's house

Thursday 27th February
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

Hertfordshire County Archives
7:00pm Viewing of historic Quaker documents
7:30pm Talk and questions/discussion

MARCH

Saturday 7th March
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

Workshop ‘An Artful Path to Spiritual Connection’
2:00pm-5:30pm at the Mill House
Click here for more info

Sunday 15th March
12:00pm Art Together, Cinnabar

Sunday 15th March
2:30pm Area Meeting, Hitchin

Saturday 28th March
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

10:00pm-12:00pm Document workshop HALS

APRIL

Friday 3rd April
Nominations Committee Meeting

Tuesday 7th April
7:30pm Eldership & Oversight Meeting

Sunday 19th April
12:00pm Art Together, Cinnabar

Monday 27th April
7:30pm BLG Group Meeting

MAY

Sunday 3rd May
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

3:00pm Journeyman Theatre – ‘And the Beat Goes On’
A production charting 300 years of Quaker non-violent action

Sunday 17th May
12:00pm Art Together, Cinnabar

Sunday 17th May
2:30pm Area Meeting, Stevenage

JUNE

Tuesday 9th June
7:30pm Eldership & Oversight Meeting

Sunday 14th June
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

pm Hertfordshire Music Festival special concert of 17th century music

Thursday 18th June
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

6:00pm-9:00pm Hertford Arts Society Drawing Evening

Monday 29th June
7:30pm BLG Group Meeting


JULY

Saturday 4th July
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

10:30am-6:00pm Hertford Arts Society Drawing Day

Wednesday 15th July
7:30pm Area Meeting, Hoddesdon

Tuesday 21st July – Saturday 15th August
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

“Love Our Planet” Art Exhibition at Hertford Theatre


AUGUST

Till Saturday 15th August
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

“Love Our Planet” Art Exhibition at Hertford Theatre

Saturday 1st – Friday 7th August
Yearly Meeting Gathering. University of Bath

Tuesday 11th August
7:30pm Eldership & Oversight Meeting

Monday 24th August
7:30pm BLG Group Meeting

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 5th September
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

Quiet Day

350 years logo Saturday 19th September
Heritage Open Day

Saturday 19th September
2:30pm Area Meeting, Letchworth


OCTOBER

Tuesday 13th October
7:30pm Eldership & Oversight Meeting

Wednesday 21st October
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

8:00pm Hertford Civic Society lecture by Dr Chris Skidmore

Sunday 25th October
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

3:00pm Music Society Concert (17th century music including a consort of viols)

Monday 26th October
7:30pm BLG Group Meeting

NOVEMBER

Saturday 14th November
10:30am Area Meeting, Hertford

Friday 27th November
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

Ware Poets – poems on the theme of peace

DECEMBER

Tuesday 8th December
7:30pm Eldership & Oversight Meeting

Date to be confirmed
350 years logo 350 Celebration Event

Closing Event at Hertford Castle