Category - friends house

  • April 3, 2017

    Carbon Smart has awarded Friends House, the central offices of Quakers in Britain, with a Gold Certification for reducing its carbon footprint by 29 per cent since 2009. Numerous green initiatives in Friends House led to this achievement, including using 100 per cent renewable energy and a zero waste to landfill policy.

  • August 22, 2016

    Beekeepers and market gardeners, university lecturers, teachers and men who left school aged twelve, doctors, printers and politicians, were conscientious objectors in World War I. Their courage – and the global plight of COs today – has inspired an art exhibition in London, set in a chamber resembling a WWI field tent made of bandages.

  • August 11, 2016

    The Echo Chamber, a sound and photography exibition marking 100 years of conscientious objection, is to be held at Friends House in London.

  • May 6, 2016

    The newly re-landscaped garden at Friends House is a welcoming space for reflection, say Quakers in Britain. With planting and design inspired by a poem by Waldo Williams, it speaks of Quakerism, of peace, equality, simplicity and truth.

  • November 3, 2014

    Quakers in Britain will launch one of London’s newest auditoriums on 10 November, following a £4.5 million renovation.

  • April 28, 2013

    The Arctic came to Friends House in London on 20 April as part of a global day of action as Greenpeace used 3D projection to transform the building into the pristine Arctic.

  • July 25, 2012

    Quakers in Britain have secured planning permission for a major refurbishment of Friends House, their London headquarters.

  • May 30, 2012

    Earth and economics were two critical issues Quakers brought to their Yearly Meeting in London this week where around 1000 people gathered.

  • May 12, 2012

    Trustees for Quakers in Britain have agreed to go ahead with refurbishment of the large meeting space in Friends House, London.

  • July 12, 2011

    Trustees for Quakers in Britain have agreed to an "inspiring refurbishment" of one of London's major spaces for meetings about peace and justice.