Evesham Quaker Meeting
28 Cowl Street
Meeting for Worship: Sunday at 10.30 – 11.30
Local Meeting for Business on the first Sunday of each month, after Meeting for Worship.
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There are two meeting rooms available for hire and the Peace Garden beside the Meeting House is normally open to visitors from 9 a.m. until nightfall.
Quakers first appeared in Evesham in 1655, when two travelling preachers, Thomas Goodaire and Richard Farnsworth, visited the town.
The first known Quaker meeting took place in the summer. This was held on a Sunday in Bengeworth in the house of Thomas Cartwright, which was probably in Port St. The Presbyterian minister brought his congregation, which included some magistrates, and stirred them up against the Quakers. Thomas Cartwright was arrested along with Humphrey Smith, a travelling preacher from Herefordshire. Read more…