Jesus Lane Quaker Meeting

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Jesus Lane Friends Meeting House 12 Jesus Lane Cambridge CB5 8BA
+44 (0)1223 357535
Meetings for Worship
Sundays 0900-1000
Sundays 1030-1130
Tuesdays 1745-1815 (Young Friends Worship)
Wednesdays 1315-1345
Once a month on third Mondays 1900-2000

Jesus Lane is a busy meeting, which often has 50-60 Friends gathered on Sundays, meeting from 9am-10am and 1030am-1130am. We have family-friendly arrangements for Sunday worship.

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 1215 on the third Sunday of each month
  • Also on third Sundays we have a bring-and-share lunch.

You are welcome to join us for either or both of a Meeting for Worship on Wednesdays from 1315-1345, preceded every week by a Soup and Cheese lunch at 1230, or for our regular drop-in silence every Friday from 1700-1800: stay as long as you like, leave when you want (also an opportunity to browse our Library).

We hold monthly Evening Meetings for Worship on first (online) and third (in-person) Mondays, in which we explore different topics, and Friends from across the Cambridgeshire Area are meeting on alternate Monday evenings during term time for regular one-off discussions entitled Ideas Online.

Please get in touch to sign up to our weekly email to find out about upcoming events and for connection details for joining us online.

Note: Please do not come to the Meeting House if you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms.

Open House

Jesus Lane Meeting is open every Wednesday throughout the year from 10.30am-4pm. We offer a warm friendly social space, free tea and coffee, games, puzzles, space to work from home with free access to wifi. Homemade soup lunch is served at 12.30.

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.

The nearest car parks are Castle Hill and the Grafton Centre, as Park Street car park is no longer in operation.

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.