Room Hire

The whole building or individual rooms can be booked.

Booking is by email only to Cath:  catherine.shaw91@gmail.com

A Walk Around our Meeting House

Shrewsbury Quakers moved to this meeting house in 1985.  It was previously an Anglican church hall.

Outer Lobby. The front door opens into a short outer lobby.  On the right, there are two toilets. One is suitable for wheelchair users and has a shower. On the left is a door to the Rainbow Room

Rainbow Room. This room can be used by groups during the day. It is also available for overnight stays.

Main Lobby. Straight ahead from the outer lobby is the main lobby.  Here there’s a table, notice boards, and Quaker material available for Friends’ use.  To the left is a passage leading to the stairs.  Ahead to the right, is the Welcome Room. Directly ahead is a short passage to the Main Meeting Room. On the left of this passage, before the main Meeting Room is a kitchen.

Welcome room. This room, off the main lobby, has a low table and easy chairs. It can be used for welcoming visitors or for meetings of small groups.

The Meeting Room, with its high ceilings and exposed roof supports, runs the full width of the building. This room is equipped with a hearing loop.  Off the left-hand rear corner is a storeroom containing spare chairs, tables, and cleaning materials. From the other corner, where you will find an unusual double door, a short lobby gives access to the library. There are two more toilets off this lobby one of which also has a shower and is wheelchair accessible.

Library. In addition to books, the library contains many of the Meeting records, pamphlets, and similar material. By the French windows, there are some easy chairs and a low table.  These windows give access to the garden area.  Off the library is a door to a small kitchen.

Upstairs The stairs, off the main lobby at the front, give access to the Quiet Room and the Children’s Room on the first floor.

Outside. On the right-hand side of the building, there is a ramped wheelchair access to the Main Meeting room. Carrying on along the path to the rear there is a small garden with bench seating.  The garden is also accessible from the library.  The other side of the building has a concrete path and grass.

All parts of the Meeting House can be booked separately or together.  To do this, please email: Cath Shaw at catherine.shaw91@gmail.com

The Rainbow Room is available for overnight stays.
A calendar of bookings is available on the notice board in the lobby.

Environmental policy
Water
Our water is precious (and metered); we try to use it as sparingly as is hygienic.
Waste management
We aim to re-use what we can, reduce wastage and recycle as much as is possible. There are recycling containers located in the main kitchen.
Sustainable purchasing
Wherever practical and affordable we try to purchase eco- friendly and ethically sourced products from sustainable sources.