Glasgow Quaker Meeting

Coronavirus Covid-19

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.

Glasgow Quaker Meeting House closure (COVID-19 limitations)

The Meeting House opened for Meeting for Worship in person on 25th October 2020

 Numbers in the Meeting Room are limited, and a booking system is in place. Overseers have been getting in touch with Friends and attenders to find out who wishes to attend. If you haven’t told an overseer you want to come back, please do so now by emailing pastoralcare [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk

 As we have a Book of Members with all our contact details, we are planning to have a simple list of those attending. If you aren’t sure if you are in the book, please can you check that overseers do indeed have your details; again, please use the pastoralcare [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk email.

 People wishing to explore Quaker worship are welcome to book a place at our more limited meeting for worship; please contact glasgowquakers [at] yahoo.com  You will be asked for your contact details to allow tracing if necessary.

 Everyone who expresses the wish to attend will be sent key information, such as how social distance and hygiene will be maintained. If you require more detailed information on how the Meeting House has been prepared a full risk assessment has been carried out and will shortly be made available. Please note that the library will be open on Sundays only.

 If you have a smartphone please consider downloading the Scottish app which works by alerting you if you have been near someone who has tested positive for Covid 19 and also using the app as it is expected to help reduce infections overall https://protect.scot/

Meeting House re-Opening Group (MOG)

October 2020

Meetings for Worship are also being held by Zoom on Sundays at 11.00am and Wednesdays at 12.30pm. For details of the links, contact the clerk [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk

If you would like to join us but are new to Friends, a leaflet entitled Your first time at Quaker Meeting can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Quakers in Britain website.

About us

We are a large Meeting, as Quaker Meetings go, with around fifty to seventy people of all ages.

Our Meetings are open to all and we offer a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join us for worship every Sunday morning at 11 am.

Meeting for Worship Times

Please see notice above.

We also have rooms for hire to organisations whose aims are in sympathy with Quaker views, but these are currently unavailable due to the closure of the meeting House.

Contact details

Wardens: glasgowquakers [at] yahoo.com

0141 248 8493

Clerk: Daphne Wassermann clerk [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk

We also have the following generic email addresses for specific people or committees in Glasgow Meeting:

Children's committee: children [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk

Communication, Outreach and Media committee:coms-committee [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk)coms-committee [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk

Elders:elders [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk ( )elders [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk

Hospitality committee: hospitality [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk

Meeting librarian: librarian [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk

Email list distributor: mailinglist [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk

Overseers: overseers [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk

pastoralcare [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk

Meeting place

Glasgow Quaker Meeting House

Meeting House

Glasgow Quaker Meeting House is located at 38 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PS and has step-free access and fully accessible toilet at rear (basement level). Lift and stairs to other floors.  The lift is small, and old. In the event of a lift failure, fire or power cut, everyone must descend stairs to leave Meeting Room. Contact us on 0141 248 8493 for more information, or to arrange a Personal Emergency Egress Plan. We'll assist as far as we can. We also have an induction loop for the hard of hearing.

The Meeting House is:

  • Across the street, and 70 yards from Charing Cross Station
  • A 12 minute walk from Glasgow Central Station
  • A 20 minute walk from Glasgow Queen Street Station
  • 30 yards from Charing Cross multi-storey car park
  • 100 yards from the Kings Theatre

Bus routes:

  • Sauchiehall Street and Bath Street: 3, 4/4A, 15, 19/19A, 77
  • Holland Street: 18
  • St. Vincent Street: 2

 

Outreach from Glasgow Quaker Meeting

Members of the Meeting work with refugees, asylum seekers, the homeless, at food banks and in prison.  Others are involved in community building and interfaith activities.  There are also regular walking groups, shared meals and occasional other social events.

There are seven YouTube videos available, describing examples of Quaker outreach by members of Glasgow Meeting:

Doreen Osborne (Volunteering during lockdown for Glasgow's Covid-19 Mutual Aid.Group)

Barbara Robinson (Eco Bricks)

Zem Moffat (Clutter Chat)

Ruth Wilkinson (The Trussell Trust)

Steve Koepplinger (Get Go Teams)

Michael Hutchinson (Quaker Concern for the Abolition of Torture)

Mary Kennedy (Amma Birth Companions) : courtesy of Amma

Glasgow Meeting also has the following social media pages:

Facebook accounts:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GlasgowQuakers.

The Facebook page is for all Members, Attenders and friends of Glasgow Quakers, or anyone seeking Quakers in Glasgow.

It is for sharing up to date information about events, Quakerly discussion and for reaching out to the wider community; for floating new ideas, and for being creative.

Younger Friends also have their own Facebook at Glasgow Young Quakers.  It is a group for young adult Quakers (and Quaker-adjacent folks) in and around Glasgow. Young is loosely defined: under 35ish.

 Quaker Forum

The Quaker Forum is now closed.