Welcome to the website of Bamford Quaker Community.  We hope you enjoy looking around the site.  For information about the Community look at the About Us pages.  Or watch a short YouTube video.

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.

We are currently looking for new members. See here for more information.

Organised retreats programme

In 2017, we offer again our Family Summer Camp, now in its fourth year, and our practical weeks working on our growing areas and woodland, as well as new retreats “Singing in Nature” and “Green Spirituality” and two retreats featuring different approaches to Qigong.  Please look at our Retreats and Events 2017  page for dates and details.


Our “Woodland Working Week” (November 13th – 19th, though shorter stays on this retreat are welcome) now features Gavin Phillips of Shed Therapy – expert greenwood worker and teacher.

Individual stays and Working Saturdays

Individuals have used time here 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. For more about self-catering stays see here.

We have now moved our Working Saturdays to the third Saturday of each month (except in July, when it is the 4th Saturday). For information about these see here.

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.

We look forward to welcoming both new faces and old acquaintances in 2017