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Kendal Local Quaker Meeting

Kendal Local Meeting holds two meetings for worship each week, on a Sunday from 10.30 to 11.30, Wednesday at 19.30 and on a Friday from 12.30 to 13.00. After the Friday meeting people often stay and eat lunch together.

The Meeting House, which is also the home of the Quaker Tapestry, is a grand Georgian building near the centre of Kendal. There is access for able and disabled people from Stramongate.

The community who worship here regularly is wide and varied. Our ages range from newborn to ninety. There are usually about thirty of us on a Sunday morning. We hold a children's meeting twice a month with up to 12 children aged from 4 to 13.

As Quakers we know we are all responsible for the continuation of the meeting so there are regular committee meetings and groups coming together to make plans and decisions and to care for all our members and attenders.

We aim to be a loving community. But we do not only look inwards. many of us follow political and social interests that arise from our deep belief that there is that of God in everyone. Some of us work for peace or social justice in this country and abroad. Some of us take a special interest in the environment and the natural world. Many of us work for charities - there's nearly always a Quaker helping in the local Oxfam shop. We have ecumenical links with other churches in the area.

But it's not all work. There's a regular walking group, outings in the summer, a biennial residential weekend, a social gathering at Christmas and if someone has a special birthday there's usually a cake!

As individuals some of us dance or sing or make music or create art. Many of us have a deep love of words in theatre, literature and poetry.

What holds us together as a community is the expression of our spirituality and our shared values. We are an inclusive community and find a deep satisfaction in the silence of Meeting for Worship. This is at the heart of all that we are and all that we do.
Kendal Meeting House is also 
the home of the world famous Quaker Tapestry.
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Kendal Meeting House is also
the home of the world famous Quaker Tapestry.
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Quaker Tapestry
Stramongate Entrance. Car Park and Tea Rooms.
Entrance Hallway.
New Rd (Riverside) entrance and Garden.

Name: Kendal Quaker Meeting
Address: Friends Meeting House ,
Stramongate , KENDAL  LA9 4BH

Three Meetings for Worship each week
Day of main Meeting: Sunday
Time of main meeting: 10:30am

Meeting Notes:
 Friday Meeting  12.30pm,  followed by picnic lunch

  Wednesday Meeting 7.30pm to 8pm

 Children: Special provision made for children and young   people on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of month.

Contact Number: 01539 731642

Accessibility details: Wheelchair access, accessible   toilet, hearing loop. Access for disabled people from   Stramongate.

  Directions, transport and parking: Bus station, 100   metres. Station: Kendal, 300 metres. Parking available   inside Stramongate entrance.

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New Rd (Riverside) entrance and Garden.
Main Meeting Room.