Coronavirus update

Find out about our latest updates regarding our closure and how we are taking care of your event bookings on our dedicated Coronavirus update page.

Friends House reopening

Following the recent announcements from the Government, we are pleased to let you know that we will reopen on Tuesday 1 September for meetings for up to 30 delegates. The Quaker Centre Bookshop and Café will also reopen from Tuesday 1 September. The Seed Kitchen restaurant and the Library will remain closed until further notice.

From the beginning of October, we will be fully operational and able to offer larger meetings and events. You will be able to meet safely, in line with the Government's current COVID-19 guidance. You can find out more about our guidance and protocols in our COVID-19 resource centre.

If you have an upcoming booking with us

We want help relieve some of the concerns you may have about cancelling events you have booked with us. We will treat all confirmed bookings up to and including 31 August as cancelled. If you have questions for bookings beyond 31 August, please contact the Sales and Events team.

Should you wish to reschedule your event at a later date, the team will be able to assist you. Please, note that they are working remotely, so we kindly ask that you contact them via email only.

Supporting Quakers in Britain

As you are aware, the commercial income from our company supports the charitable work of Quakers in Britain. This situation continues to have a direct effect on the amount that we can gift the charity at the end of the year. So we hope that you will re-book with us as soon as you have a viable date for your event and, where possible, allow us retain any prepaid deposit towards future bookings.

We wish all our customers the very best in these challenging times. We hope to welcome you to our venue again in the future.

The Friends House team