We are now ready to welcome you back on a Sunday morning for Meeting for Worship. So that we can maintain Covid secure numbers, we ask you to book your place, please, using the contact form >
When you arrive at Brigflatts on Sunday morning, welcoming Friends will guide you through our Covid secure procedures. It would be helpful if you could download and read through these procedures here before hand.
Procedures are in in accordance with government guidance and advice from our trustees and Britain Yearly Meeting. However, we may remain closed for visiting during the week for some time yet. For further updates please use the contact form on this website.
Our Covid procedures are based on our risk assessment which you may download here (350Kb PDF)
Brigflatts Quaker Meeting
Brigflatts, near Sedbergh, Cumbria, is one of the most famous Quaker meeting houses, known and loved by Friends all over the world. Far beyond the boundaries of the Society, it is acknowledged for all the simplicity of its lime-washed stone walls and interior woodwork — panelling, columns and balustrading — as one of England’s vernacular gems. For many, the peace and tranquillity of the Meeting House at Brigflatts leave a lasting impression.
Three-and-a-quarter centuries after George Fox first visited the hamlet of Brigflatts, it is still the home of a Friends’ Meeting. It receives more than 2,000 visitors a year from all over the world, many coming to explore the “1652 Country”, the birthplace of Quakerism. Visiting groups and individuals regularly join local Friends in worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30am.
“A mighty meeting there was and is to this day,
near Sedbergh, which I gathered in the name of Jesus.”George Fox, in his journal