The historic Quaker Meeting House at Jordans in Buckinghamshire - a beautiful and iconic place of worship in the tradition of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) - was built in 1688 and Quakers have worshipped in the building since then. Following a serious fire in 2005 that took the roof off the Meeting House and destroyed the twentieth-century rear extension, Quakers in the Chilterns area decided that something positive should come out the devastation.

The result was the Jordans Quaker Centre and the Quakers in the World web portal.

Quaker Meeting House
Welders Lane
Tel: 01494 876594

Jordans Meeting House

Jordans Quaker Centre

The Jordans Quaker Centre is a purpose built suite of rooms which are let out for away-days, training events, meetings, family gatherings, and non-residential conferences to a wide variety of users. We hope that our Quaker values are lived out in the hospitality we offer the many groups who use our premises. For more information, please see the Jordans Quaker Centre website or contact the Manager at or by phoning 01494 876594.

Programme of Events

Local Meetings within the Chilterns Area put on a wide ranging programme of events grounded in the worship of Quakers. We seek to engage with the wider community in addressing the social, economic and environmental challenges that face us all. The connecting thread for this wider engagement is the values that Quakers share with other people of goodwill - such as tolerance, understanding, mutual respect, bringing out the best in people, and seeking peaceful solutions to conflict. Our varied programme of events runs throughout the year. For details of forthcoming events see the Diary of News & Events on this website.

Quakers in the World

The Quakers In The World web portal launched in early 2010. It aims to capture Quaker witness past and present, and nurture future witness all over the world.

Its database 'Quakers in Action' provides access to high quality information in sets of linked articles, organised thematically. All these have been specially written for the portal, in a standard format. Quakers in Action also points the way to further sources of information on other websites, or in books and articles. Each theme includes a broad overview article, and all these have been written by contemporary experts in their field.

For example, you could find out about the history of Quakers in Bolivia...

...or about the Alternatives to Violence project that has been working to resolve conflicts in Kenya following the disputed elections in 2007.

The portal is now an independent charitable trust.