Quaker Community

Postal Address
Water Lane
Hope Valley
S33 0DA

Electronic Mail mail@quakercommunity.org.uk
01433 650085
Year started
Number of over 18s
Ideological focus
Legal structure
charitable incorporated organisation
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

We are a community of 5 to 10 Quakers with a focus on leading a spirit-led life in an ecologically sustainable way. We welcome guests from all faiths and none. We run a range of led courses, events and retreats; these range from the reflective and spiritual to hands-on work in the 10 acres of reclaimed woodland, wetland, wild-flower meadow and organic fruit and vegetable gardens which we have managed since the Community was started in 1988. We also welcome individuals on self-catering retreats, and self-catered groups of up to 16 (if sharing – more if also camping). We are in beautiful semi-rural surroundings in the Peak District, with a wide range of hill and riverside walks from the doorstep and bus and train links to Sheffield and Manchester. Short and long term volunteering placements are available on an individually negotiated basis, please contact us for more information. We review our on-going membership on a three-yearly basis and are open to membership enquiries from Quakers and attenders.

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community does not generates any of its own electricity
community does not use solar energy
community buildings insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community does not have an organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Quaker Community is currently looking for new members

Are you interested in becoming a member of our Community?We are an independent Quaker Community living, working and worshipping together. We offer a diversity of shared and individual accommodation in an historic stone building set in 10 acres of woodland.Living and working with our Quaker testimonies we offer a programme of retreats, working weeks and individual stays to our guests.Members of the community share their skills and offer service to provide hospitality, run our retreat programme and manage the maintenance of our buildings, gardens and woodland. All members volunteer in the work of the community, some also have part time employment in the locality. Our twice daily worship is central to our commitment to living together in the spirit, as are our weekly house meetings. We aim to find a balance between service, work and personal time. We are supported by local Quaker Elders and Overseers. Members and regular attenders welcome. If you would like to find out more please contact the community or come and visit us, join a Retreat or come along to an Exploring Community weekend.

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Quaker Community is currently looking for volunteers

Volunteers are welcome for short or long term placements, minimum 1 month. We invite people of all faiths and none to work with us, however applicates need to show and interest in Quakerism and/or spirit led living. A ontribution to living costs in line with current expenses is required from all guests, volunteers and members.

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