Covid 19 Update December 2020

Dear Friends, following the recent changes in advice and legislation we have, with great regret, made the decision to cancel all planned retreats and to remain CLOSED to visitors until April 2021. We will review the situation in early 2021 and would hope to put forward a modified programme for the rest of the year. However who knows what the new year may bring, we will all have to wait and see!

We are currently in tier 3 so cannot unfortunately welcome friends to our gardens to volunteer or camp.

Community Members will continue to uphold all friends in our twice daily Meeting for Worship. In friendship, Linda, Jayne, Zee-Zee, Cindy, Amanda, Stephen, Jan and David.

Please contact us for further information or if you have questions about an existing booking on mail@quakercommunity.org.uk

Welcome to the website of Bamford Quaker Community.

We are an independent Quaker Community living, worshipping and working together. We offer retreats, working weeks and individual stays to people of all faiths and none. Members and visitors help in the kitchen, garden and on the land to promote fellowship and sustainable living. For information about the Community look at the About Us pages.

We run a varied programme of facilitated retreats and events throughout the year, as well as offering individual stays and hosting a wide variety of groups.

Well Dressing 2020

The community is happy to share the slideshow from our Well Dressing workshops. The project was designed and created by our resident artist Cindy and all members of the community worked together, using natural materials from our woodlands and gardens, to produce the final result. We were so pleased with it, we hope you like it too.

Spring Awakening Retreat 2020

We are really pleased to share this slideshow, put together by Cindy, of our Spring Working Retreat, which despite lockdown we went ahead with for Community Members only.

Although we see each other everyday and have been getting on with the maintenance jobs and gardening it was lovely to come together with a shared sense of purpose. We also felt we were upholding the ethos of the community for everyone who cannot visit us at the moment.

Organised retreats programme

Our 2020 programme and brochure are now available. Click on the link to view here

Individual stays and Working Saturdays

Individuals have used self-catering stays at Bamford for rest and re-charging, time for reflection, periods of absolute quiet, writing a book, or exploring the area. We take care to respect the purpose of your visit.

Our Working Saturdays are now on the third Saturday of each month.

The Community is currently looking for new members.

Group events

For groups we offer a comfortable, beautifully located and easy to get to venue for work or relaxation.  A group can either cater for themselves in our spacious and well-equipped kitchen or enjoy being cooked for with delicious vegetarian meals. This latter option is by request only and may not be available.

Hope Valley Local Quaker Meeting meets at the community on Sunday mornings 10.45-11.45 followed by conversation and refreshments. All welcome.

We look forward to welcoming both new faces and old acquaintances in 2020