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George Fox and Fox’s Pulpit 2022

12th June 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

“Fox’s pulpit”, in what is now South Cumbria, is the site where a “great gathering” took place on June 13th 1652 and where George Fox spoke to the assembled crowd.

This occasion is widely seen as the start of the Quaker movement.

George Fox and Foxs Pulpit 2022

Event photo by Cherrie Trelogan

Brigflatts Local Quaker Meeting hosts an annual open air Meeting for Worship on the same location to remember this occasion.  After two years of being cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, the 2022 event will take place at 2.30 pm on Sunday 12th June.  (The closest Sunday to when George Fox was there 370 years previously).

Our guest speaker this year will be Ben Pink Dandelion. As Honorary Professor of Quaker Studies, Ben works primarily tutoring courses at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham.

Ben Pink Dandelion Honorary Professor of Quaker Studies

Everyone is welcome!

  • Car parking and access issues: car parking will be available in a nearby field. The venue is adjacent to a surfaced lane for drop offs and pickups, if necessary. There is no wheelchair access through the narrow gate but wheelchairs can be carried into the venue. The surface between the lane and the area where we will assemble is compacted soils and is a little uneven.
  • Refreshments: these will be served at Brigflatts Meeting House afterwards and, of course everyone attending the Meeting for Worship is most welcome.
  • Sitting facilities: If you don’t want to sit on the grass, please bring with you your own chair, stool or blanket.
  • In case of damp weather: please bring with you footwear that is suitable for wet grass, waterproofs and umbrellas.
    In case of appalling weather: prior to the event or on the day: the open air meeting will be cancelled and will be relocated in Brigflatts Meeting House, 3 miles away. This web site will be kept up to date and will carry a notice if the event has to be relocated. Homemade road signage to Fox’s Pulpit will also show if the event is to be relocated.

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12th June 2022
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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