Bolton Quaker Meeting House is owned and managed by Bolton Quakers as their place of worship in Bolton. Although it’s a centre for worship, Quakers do not believe buildings are special in themselves. The building is plain (Quakers put great emphasis on simplicity) and light. Quakers worship in silence, and believe that in silent waiting all can draw nearer to God and to the spirit that unites all people.
Users often comment on the building’s peaceful atmosphere but it’s a fairly robust place too! Quakers believe that people’s personal beliefs should influence their daily lives and seek to live with integrity. They look to discover the good in all people and so see no conflict in having their place of worship used by a wide variety of groups for discussion, debate, entertainment and fun!
Bolton Quaker Meeting House has 5 rooms and the concourse available for hire.
- Main Meeting Room
- John Woolman Room
- Garden Room
Please note that there are 15 stairs up to these rooms and there is no lift.
- George Fox Room
- Elizabeth Fry Room
For further Room Details
We hire rooms to a wide variety of groups – voluntary, statutory and commercial, from Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 4.00pm and each of the evenings from 7pm.
The rooms are all carpeted, light and functional. We can provide rooms for the smallest group up to a maximum of 100. All rooms can be set up theatre style with maximum chairs, café or training style with numerous table layouts, and also board room style with everyone seated around tables together.
In the information given, a session is one morning or one afternoon.
Charity and voluntary organisations pay a reduced rate.
Refreshments are available at just 40p per tea or coffee (fairtrade). There is a service charge if you would like us to put out the refereshments, top them up and clear away afterwards.
If you would like to bring your own food or arrange for caterers then please feel free to do so. We will be happy to recommend different catering or even make the arrangements for you at no extra cost.
Our equipment hire include flip chart, pad and pens at £5 (we have 4 flip chart stands) and we also have 2 lap tops and 2 projectors that are available for £10 each per session, with no extra cost for a screen.
If your needs are any different from the details above then please let us know and we will try to be as flexible as possible. We have computer printing facilities, photocopying (black & white and full colour) and we also have wireless internet connection.
The ground floor rooms are fully wheelchair accessible and we have facilities for baby-changing. The largest room has a hearing loop. We have a pleasant garden..
Being central, the Meeting House has good public transport links. There are several car parks close to the Meeting House in Bolton town centre and the road we are on has some parking for 1 and 2 hours. Our own car park in front of our building is limited to 12 – 15 spaces and while we cannot guarantee parking, we will always reserve spaces if asked for, to ensure training providers can travel and park with us. We have a cycle parking bar.
Extra parking is available close by, opposite Silverwell Street, access to the left of the statue. The other main car parks are accessed on Bow Street and Crown Street. These car parks are less than a five minute walk to the Meeting House.
Health and safety
Our building is supported by a specialist health and safety consultant and our car park, building and ground floor rooms have full access for disabled users including toilet facilities.
To book a room
Contact the wardens by phone on: 01204 528616