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Quakers: your Friends in your quest for peace, truth and action

Quakers in the North West of England and North Wales

North West England was the first place that The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) took root from around 1652 when George Fox visited and preached a new approach to Christianity and to religion as a whole.

A Quaker Tapestry illustration
Quaker Tapestry Scheme ©
graphic link to events calendar

Quakers include a wide range of kinds of people.

For a basic modern introduction to our ways, read Your Guide to Quakers.
Or read what Margaret Fell wrote, in 1656 or Isaac Penington, in 1667.

Quakers here do many interesting things. Here is an event calendar for the use of all Friends in the North West, where notices of a few of our events are posted (or log in here).

cover of Your Guide to Quakers Leaflet


Here is a map of our local Meetings in the North-West. Click on the name or the dot to see further details of the Meeting. Links are to separate web pages where these exist, otherwise to the database held at Three of the main historical locations associated with 1652 are shown in grey.
Map of Quaker Meetings in the North-West This is the detailed map of Meetings in the Manchester area.
Map of Quaker Meetings in the Manchester area


Of the Meetings shown, the following have their own web sites:

There are other Quaker web sites relating to this area.

Further North, including Quakers in the North-West of the UK, as opposed to England or Wales:

Overlapping to the West, we have

Further West, across the Irish Sea on at least two major ferry routes from our region we find:

Information about Quakers more widely may be found:

Maintained by Simon Grant.
last updated 2008-01-07