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The whole building or individual rooms can be hired. We offer five rooms for hire, with two kitchens, good WiFi, a hearing loop in the main meeting room and a quiet garden space.

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A Walk Around our Meeting House

Shrewsbury Quakers moved to this meeting house in 1985.  It was purpose built as a meeting hall in the 1930s, and was previously an Anglican church hall.  It has a delightful atmosphere, conducive to pleasant and nourishing meetings.

The Outer Lobby

The front door opens into a short outer lobby.  On the right as you enter, there are two toilets. One is suitable for wheelchair users and has a shower. On the left is the main notice board and a door to the Rainbow Room.

The Rainbow Room

Comfortable seating for a meeting of seven is standard, with a table, hot drink making and even a toaster. Alternatively, there is room for a portable therapy couch, with a handbasin available in the corner, making the room suitable for accupuncture, aromatherapy, massage and more.

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The Lobby, with chairs and a table, and reading material.

The Main Lobby

Straight ahead from the outer lobby is the main lobby.  Here there’s a table, notice boards, and Quaker material available for Friends’ use.  This area can be used as a waiting room for the Welcome Room or the Rainbow Room.

To the left is a passage leading to the stairs.  Ahead to the right, is the Welcome Room. Directly ahead is a short passage to the Main Meeting Room. On the left of this passage, before the main Meeting Room is the main kitchen.

A bright, comfortable informal space for up to eight people

The Welcome room 

This room, off the main lobby, has a low table and easy chairs. It is a comfortable, informal space for up to five people, and more with extra chairs if needed.  

It can be used for welcoming visitors, one-to-one meetings or for small group meetings.

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A large meeting room with plenty of chairs, light from both sides and good accousytice.

The main Meeting Room, with its high ceilings and exposed roof supports, runs the full width of the building. This room is equipped with a hearing loop.  Off the left-hand rear corner is a storeroom containing more chairs, increasing the seating to up to eighty people, and two types of tables. This room includes use of the main kitchen.

From the other corner, where you will find an unusual double door, a short lobby gives access to the library. There are two more toilets here, one of which is accessible with a baby change table.

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The main Meeting Room room set up for fourteen people in a circle.

Strong WiFi and a hearing loop.

Friends taking a break - the kitchen is adjacent.

Yoga, Pilates, Massage workshops, your choice....

This room is idea for meditation groups, book clubs and other meetings, this room has a dedicated kitchen for food and dring preparation.

The Library

In addition to books, this delightful room offers comfortable chairs and a low table - the French windows give easy access to the garden. There iss plenty of seating, and without the table has been laid out with seventeen chairs for one meeting.   The room also has its own kitchen. Popular for small groups such as meditators and counselling sessions.

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A quiet space with sofa and chairs, a desk and good WiFi

The Quiet Room

This flexible space is furnished with easy chairs and an office desk. Again, full strength WiFi (over 30Mb/second) in this space. Ideal for working away from home, interviews and therapy, coaching or mentoring sessions.

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The children's play room

The Children's Room

Toys are here for various ages, and there is a handy toilet and handbasin, plus a comfy chair for whoever is looking after the young ones.

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The garden and bench seating.


On the right-hand side of the building, there is a ramped wheelchair access to the rear lobby, adjacent to the Main Meeting room and offering our second accessible toilet and baby changing. Carrying on along the path to the rear there is a small garden with bench seating. The garden is also accessible from the library.  


All parts of the Meeting House can be booked separately or together.   A calendar of bookings is available on the notice board in the Meeting House lobby.

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