friends house

  • January 7, 2018

    An international gathering of Nobel Peace Prize winners and peace activists met in Friends House, London last week to face a challenge: how to get nuclear states on side with the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

  • July 31, 2017

    The famous Quaker Tapestry is a modern stitched masterpiece in storytelling. Part of it is being exhibited in Friends House in London. It was last in the capital over 20 years ago.

  • May 21, 2017

    Quakers in Britain are marking the first Yearly Meeting in Friends House, London, which was held ninety years ago..

  • 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.