to the website of the Quakers  in Hastings, Sussex. 

image :  The Quaker Meeting House at                       5  South Terrace, Hastings  TN34 1SA

Quakers have been meeting in Hastings since the 1670s though it was only in 1865 that we acquired our own purpose-built Meeting House. We meet for worship every Sunday morning at 10.30 am. You are welcome to join us: see the map below for directions how to find us. There is a sloping ramp to the entrance to assist wheelchair users, and a specially adapted W.C. for disabled persons inside.

We welcome children in our meetings, but it can be a lot to ask to expect them to remain quiet and still for an hour. We suggest the younger ones might generally remain with the adult carers who bring them for the first 15 minutes or so in order to accustom them to the surroundings, then they can be taken to a smaller room upstairs where there are various resources and activities to entertain them until they rejoin us at the end of our meeting for refreshments and general socialising. 

To discover more about Quakerism, our origins, principles and aims, have a look at the page of this website called "About Us". If you have had some contact with Quakers or if you have been reading about us and have been puzzled by some of the terms and phrases that we use, the page called "Language" will hopefully make everything clear!

Be aware though that everything you read here is just one Quaker’s view. It is a view from the inside, and hopefully an accurate and an informed one, but it is not and cannot be in any way “definitive” or “official”.

There are also other pages on this website which may be of interest. For example if you are coming to Hastings on holiday or for a visit, you may be wanting to read something about the town itself. The page called "Our Town" will tell you something about Hastings, past and present.  

Questions about Quakerism, or about Hastings Quaker Meeting ?  

Enjoy your visit to this site, and if you would like to get in touch with us to enquire about our events and activities, or for more information about Quakerism generally, or anything in this website, email  hastqua@gmail.com. You may also request the editor’s 14 part e-mail course on “basic Quakerism” free of charge, or ask for a copy of the current issue of Hastings Quaker Meeting’s monthly newsletter.

If you have a Facebook account, you can find further information about our recent activities on our Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/hastingsquakers.

And you can find further information about Quakers in Britain is also available form the official website of Britain Yearly Meeting at  www.quaker.org.uk

Many local groups and community organisations also hire the Meeting House during the week for their own meetings and activities. The cost for hiring the main hall on the ground floor is £25 for a three-hour period, and there is also a smaller “committee room” upstairs available at £12.50 for a similar session. There are kitchen facilities and a specially adapted disabled persons’ W.C. 

To enquire about hiring the Meeting House, pelase email our hirings manager on  hastings.fmh@aol.com


How to find the Quaker Meeting House in Hastings town centre.

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