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.
Organised retreats programme
Please note that our retreats and events programme is now planned and listed up to Easter 2019.
In 2018, we offer again our Family Summer Camp, now in its fifth year, and our practical weeks working on our growing areas and woodland, as well as new retreats “Pilgrimage” and “The Gift of Knitting” and an update of our writing and walking weekend. And in early 2019 we offer the creative music experience of our Gamelan retreat.
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.
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.
We are currently looking for new members. See here for more information.
We are 30 years old this year (not us, the community) and invite you to celebrate with us by visiting our Pearl Anniversary Appeal page.
We look forward to welcoming both new faces and old acquaintances in 2018