LAKE DISTRICT group accommodation & woodland


Quakers are a worldwide community of people who believe that everyone can have a deep and direct experience of God/ the Light/ Spirit. There are many forms of Quakerism and many diverse people find a home amongst Quakers.

Quakers don’t have creeds or statements of belief. Rather we try to live our values in the everyday. For example from the starting point that all people are equal, we work hard against racism, exploitation and modern day slavery. It was our commitment to equality that led us to be one of the first religious groups in the world, to recognise the needs of the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate a marriage in a spiritual setting.

Quakerism is a way of life. We are quietly radical.


Quakers gather together in deep silence as a community to listen to the ‘still small voice’ within each of us. Sometimes from the deep silence, someone may feel moved to speak. We call this Meeting for Worship.

Our experience of the Spirit leads us to value truth and integrity at the core of our lives. This in turn moves us to strive for a life of simplicity and sustainability, equality and working for peace in ourselves and the world.


Quakers have been gathering to worship at Rookhow for the last 300 years and it is still used as an active place of worship today.

A short Quaker Meeting for Worship is held on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm, Good Friday at 11am and every 1st and 3rd Friday 12.30-1pm. All are welcome to attend.

Weekends for local Quaker families are held at Rookhow each March, June and November.