Always a difficult one to answer! - Quakers share a way of life, not a set of beliefs.
Their unity is based on shared understanding and a shared practice of silent worship,
where they seek a communal stillness.
Quakers seek to experience God directly, within themselves and in their relationships
with others and the world around them. However, they do not all agree what they mean
by God, and not all are even comfortable using the term. They meet together in worship
in local meetings, which are open to all who wish to attend.
Quakers try to live with honesty and integrity. This means speaking truth to all,
including people in positions of power.
The Quaker commitment to peace arises from the conviction that love is at the heart
of existence and that all human beings are a unique and equal.
This leads Quakers to put their faith into action by working locally and globally
to change the systems that cause injustice and violent conflict.
Quakers try to live simply. They are concerned about the excesses and unfairness
of our consumer society and the unsustainable use of natural resources.
Quakers have been meeting in Bridgend, in South Wales for over fifty years. Each
Sunday at 10.45am members and visitors, children and adults, meet for silent worship
at our Meeting House, 87 Park Street near the centre of Bridgend.
Children and young people are welcome and separate activities for different age
groups are available. If you'd like to experience Quaker worship, or think this might
be the place to pursue your spiritual journey, please just come on Sunday, or if
you prefer contact us via email.
The Meeting House is on the right hand side as you go down the hill into Bridgend
and almost opposite the entrance to the former Coed Parc Reference Library.
The building is clearly signed as the Quaker Meeting House, and as Bridgend Carers
Centre (who are our tenants in part of the building).
Meeting for Worship:
Sunday 10.45am - 11.45am followed by refreshments.
Second Tuesday of every month 7.00pm - 7.45pm
For information about what happens in a Meeting for Worship, click the Meetings tab
- Fully wheelchair-accessible building including toilet. Please come early if you
need to park onsite, space is limited.
- Hearing loop available in Meeting Room.
- Our most referred-to documents, ‘Quaker Faith & Practice’ and ‘Advices & Queries’
available in large print. The latter also in Braille in English and Welsh.
Information on this website is mostly about Quakers in Bridgend, South Wales. There
is also our Facebook page, click here, and you can follow @bridgendquakers on Twitter.
For more information about Quakerism and the work of Quakers in Britain, visit the
website for British Quakers quaker.org.uk, the facebook page facebook.com/BritishQuakers/
and follow @britishquakers.
Click here to see a series of videos introducing Quakerism and answering some questions
you might have.