We are encouraging applications for new community members and long-term volunteers.  If you would like to enquire about this please contact us for more details.  Come and stay for a few days to meet us and see if you wish to explore further or attend a New Light Weekend the next one is:

Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th September.  (Arrivals on Friday after 4pm departing after lunch on Sunday.)

Working Retreats –

Summer Harvest 18th – 21st August (3 nights)

and Woodland Working 16th – 20th November (4 nights) please contact us to book a place.

Next Working Saturday’s are:

20th August 2022

17th September

Do email to let us know you are coming for the catering numbers, there is usually accommodation available if you wish to stay.

We are open for self-catering guests, please email us to check availability.  Woodland and Glade  Huts are available too for a self-catering stay.

Regretfully we have had to increase the costs of self-catering stays to £25 – £45 per person per night due to increased utility costs.

Community Members will continue to uphold all friends in our twice daily Meeting for Worship. In friendship, Jayne, David, Cindy.

We have had enquiries regarding our COVID status – this is to inform you that not everyone living in the community has chosen to be vaccinated.

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

We are hoping to have some retreats in 2022 and will update details as soon as they are available.

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. Please contact us for group rates.