In order to help contain Covid-19 (coronavirus), we are holding worship online and some in-person meetings are suspended or require prior booking: please contact for current details.

Jesus Lane Quaker Meeting

Find us

Jesus Lane Friends Meeting House 12 Jesus Lane Cambridge CB5 8BA
+44 (0)1223 357535
Meetings for Worship
Sundays 1030-1130
Wednesdays 1315-1345

Jesus Lane is a busy meeting, which often has 50-60 Friends gathered on Sundays, meeting from 1030-1130am. We have family-friendly arrangements for Sunday worship.

During the pandemic

We have been worshipping online weekly at our usual time throughout the pandemic.

We welcome visitors to our Meetings for Worship on Sundays at 1030-1130 and Wednesdays at 1315-1145; these are are currently ‘blended’: most attending online with some at the Meeting House which also has a video link to the online space.

Following Meeting there is the opportunity for those meeting online to chat in small groups of 3-5 Friends in ‘breakout rooms’.

We hold in-person worship primarily because we know some Friends have difficulty accessing online meetings; please only come if you can do so safely and your place has been confirmed, and please follow the safety directions you will be given.

Our meetings for business are currently being held online at 1215 on first Sundays only and for practical reasons in-person meetings are not being held on the first Sunday in the month.

Our monthly Tuesday evening discussion meetings are not taking place currently, but Friends from across the Cambridgeshire Area are meeting on Monday evenings during term time for regular one-off discussions entitled “Ideas in Isolation”. Please get in touch if you would like to join.

If you need additional support

Overseers are here to offer pastoral care to any attender or member who needs or wants it. As we are not (in the main) meeting physically now, we would like to ask you to consider drawing our attention to those that could benefit from some extra support. We are also here for you to reach out directly to us. The current overseers are: Liz Barrow, Tamsin Beevor, Bea Doubleday, Amy Ellis, Marisa Johnson, Jeremy Symes and Robin Tod. Please email us on

Overseers would like you to know that there will be a welcoming overseer on Zoom from 10am each Sunday so if you would like to arrive early for a chat please do so. We are giving this idea a trial for one month in February 2020.

During normal times

Tea and coffee follows Meeting for Worship, as well as other regular activities which you are welcome to stay for

  • Local Meeting for Business is held on the first Sunday of each months (except January and August)
  • Singing Together takes place at 1200 on the third Sunday of each month
  • Also on third Sundays we have a bring-and-share lunch.

We also have a Meeting for Worship on Wednesdays from 1315-1345, preceded most weeks by a Soup and Cheese lunch at 1230.

We also have monthly Evening Meetings for Worship at the Meeting House, in which we explore different topics.

Getting to the Meeting House

The front door of Jesus Lane Meeting House

Jesus Lane Meeting house is close to the city centre, situated at the corner of Jesus Lane and Park Street, and next to the ADC Theatre.

There is a large cycle park immediately outside the Meeting House.

Several city and country bus routes pass near the Meeting House. Drummer Street bus station is within ten minutes’ walk.

Park Street car park is within two minutes’ walk. Approach via Jesus Lane only (not Bridge Street). Charges are available on the Cambridge City Council website.

Park & Ride bus service from Madingley Road car park stops at Bridge Street, within five minutes’ walk.

There is a designated parking bay for Blue Badge holders opposite 6—11 Jesus Lane; approach via Jesus Lane only.

History of Jesus Lane Meeting

Quakers first held meetings in Jesus Lane in the 1650s. Parts of the present Meeting House date from 1777 and there have been additions and rebuildings at various times in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Today, Friends still meet each Sunday and Wednesday for worship based in silence.

We warmly welcome anyone who feels drawn to experiencing Quaker worship.