The Luton Quaker Meeting House is an oasis of peace close to the heart of Luton; it is adjacent to the Luton Church Cemetery which is a beautiful tranquil area with an abundance of beautiful trees and wildlife.
The Meeting House is easy to get to; about 10 minutes walk from the town centre and easily reached by public transport. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from either Luton Parkway station or Luton Central station. The number 12 bus runs between the town centre and Putteridge. The number 13 bus runs between Central station and Hart Hill / Devon Road. The number 19 runs between the town centre and Wigmore. All these buses stop right outside the building.
Parking for about 12 cars is available in the car park on a first come basis. Neighbouring extra parking spaces may be prearranged if needed. The building is accessible to wheelchair users.
The caretaker can be contacted on 01582 757262 or 07984 091487 in advance to reserve a parking space next to the building.
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Luton Quakers (Friends) want their meeting house to be used as much as possible for the benefit of the local community. We welcome hirers whose activities do not conflict with recognised Quaker principles and values.
The issues that are important to Quakers are equality, peace, truth, justice, sustainability and simplicity, and how they relate to one another.
We accept bookings for commercial purposes but give preference to non-profit organisations.
We currently have three rooms available for hire on Monday to Saturday between 9 am and 10 pm and on Sunday between 5 pm and 10 pm. There are tables and chairs available for both rooms and these can be set out to suit your requirements.
All bookings may include the use of the kitchen which is equipped with a cooker, water heater, utensils, crockery and cutlery.
There is a small additional charge for this.
There is ramp access to the building for wheelchair users and the meeting house has an accessible toilet.
The spacious lobby is useful as an extra area to use, for instance to welcome people to your group, as a break out space or for serving refreshments.
There is no additional charge for this.
Room 1: Main meeting room
This is a lovely large room approx. 27ft x 27ft (8.3m x 8.3m).
It is suitable for large meetings, training courses, yoga classes and meditation groups. It can hold up to about 70 people. The windows look out to the grounds at the back of the building.
Room 2: Library
The Library is a cosy space that will take up to about 12 people. It is about 16ft by 11ft (3.4m x 5m) and is suitable for holding smaller meetings and 1:1 sessions.
There is a serving hatch from the kitchen to this room.
The window looks out to the beautiful conifers in the cemetery next door.
Room 3: Committee Room
Our third room is a similar size to the library and also has a serving hatch from the kitchen. It looks out onto the grounds through the French doors.
We welcome people to stroll along the mown paths in the burial ground at the back of the building. The middle of the grounds are left unmown, to encourage growth of wild grasses and flowers. The area is a haven for wildlife and is perfect for spending some time in quiet contemplation.
We ask that if people would like to make use of the grounds that they do remember that it is a burial ground and treat it respectfully.
Please don’t leave any rubbish, stick to the mown paths, noting that the ground can be uneven in places.
Keeping Luton Quaker Meeting House Covid-Secure
All users of the building must follow the following rules to protect themselves and others from coronavirus:
- Sign the form agreeing to follow these rules.
- Record personal details to enable track and trace if the need arises.
- Use a hand sanitiser on entering and leaving the building.
- Wear a face covering within the building.
- Maintain social distancing (staying at least 2m apart) throughout the building. Avoid all physical contact with other people when moving through the building.
- Follow the one-way system in operation through the building as indicated by floor arrows.
- Entry is through the front door, and the exit is through fire door in the main room.
- Only the main room and one toilet are in use. Do not enter any other rooms, including the kitchen. Use hand-soap and paper towels in the toilet, and the hand sanitiser after leaving the toilet.
- Eating and drinking in the building are not allowed.
- Follow the guidelines on the signage posted throughout the building.
If you wish to discuss your requirements, or look around the meeting house please contact the caretaker on 01582 757262 or 07984 091487 or email your enquiry to email@example.com. Enquiries may also be directed to Carol Bond on 01582 882628.
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