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. 

2022 – we are holding two ‘New Light’ weekends to give anyone interested in joining the community a chance to explore this further: Friday 18th – 20th March and 29th April – 1st May (starting at 4pm arrivals on Friday evening to departures after lunch on Sunday). 

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

We are holding a Winter Celebration Retreat from Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd January 2022.  Booking open now for up to 8 guests.  This event is now fully booked.

Working Saturday’s are usually on the 3rd Saturday of the month, if you would like to join us. Do email to check as the date can change dependent on other events. We also working together on Wednesday mornings from 10am onwards, weather permitting on outside tasks. If wet inside!

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.

We will be holding three working retreats in 2022, dates to be announced.

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

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.