Quakerism, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh. EH1 2JL
Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, this building dates back to 1865. It became a Quaker Meeting House in 1987.
Central Edinburgh Quakers are an all-ages worshipping community and welcome visitors to join them and experience Quaker Meetings for Worship. A Quaker meeting is based on an expectant silence, in which the participants seek to come nearer to each other and to God. Occasionally a meeting will pass in total silence. The silence may be broken if someone feels compelled by the Spirit to speak, pray or read. The meeting ends after about an hour with the shaking of hands.
As well as being a place of Quaker worship, the building is also used as venue during the Edinburgh Fringe and can be booked by groups looking to hire a meeting space.
The South East Scotland Area Meeting Library is also located here and houses a range of books and periodicals that can be borrowed or consulted – see website for further details.