Aberdeen Quaker Meeting
Due to Covid-19, Meetings for Worship in Scotland may not be held in person. Many meetings are making alternative arrangements online. If there's no specific information below, please contact the meeting for information.
We will not be holding Meeting for Worship at Aberdeen meeting house this Sunday or for the foreseeable future because of the risk of covid19 infection. We are investigating the possibility of an online Meeting, meantime Woodbrooke Quaker College is holding several at different times:
Meeting Place: 98 Crown Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6HJ
Meeting for Worship: Sunday at 10.30 a.m. with children's class.
Enquiries to aberdeenquakerwebsite [at] talktalk.net
Meeting for Worship is followed by tea and coffee. We have a bread and cheese lunch once a month, generally on the second Sunday. The Meeting House has disabled access and facilities throughout, including an induction loop for the hard-of-hearing.
There is an average attendance of around 25, about half from the city and half from the surrounding area. With a number of families attending, there is a wide age-range of children. The Meeting House itself was built in 1903 and is of architectural interest. It is the only purpose-built Quaker Meeting House in Scotland that is still in use.
Crown Street runs south from Union Street, almost opposite the Music Hall. The Meeting House is about 300 yards down the road on the right, next-door to Shirlaw's motor cycle shop. Most of the local bus routes run along Union Street.
If you arrive by car, there is normally free on-street parking on a Sunday morning though there is also limited parking in front of the Meeting House. Long term parking is available in the College St. multi-storey car park - to get to the Meeting House, cross the dual-carriageway at the traffic lights, walk up the steps or ramp to Marywell St and turn right at the end into Crown St. This takes about 10 minutes.
For anyone arriving by train, the Meeting House is only about 10 minutes walk from the station, but if you have heavy luggage you would need a taxi.
In meeting for worship we sit in silence and, as the silence deepens, one or two may be led to offer brief ministry. Contemporary Quakers are far from the image of dour people in grey. We celebrate life and seek to answer that of God in everyone in various forms of social witness. As an early Quaker said, "True godliness doesn't turn us out of the world but excites us in our endeavours to mend it".
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