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The Meeting House

About the building

Rooms available for booking




Bolton Quaker Meeting House is owned and managed by Bolton Quakers as their place of worship in Bolton. Although it's a centre for worship, Quakers do not believe buildings are special in themselves. The building is plain (Quakers put great emphasis on simplicity) and light. Quakers worship in silence, and believe that in silent waiting all can draw nearer to God and to the spirit that unites all people.
 
Users often comment on the building's peaceful atmosphere but it's a fairly robust place too! Quakers believe that people's personal beliefs should influence their daily lives and seek to live with integrity. They look to discover the good in all people and so see no conflict in having their place of worship used by a wide variety of groups for discussion, debate, entertainment and fun!

Rooms for Hire

Bolton Quaker Meeting House has 5 rooms available for hire. We hire rooms to a wide variety of groups - voluntary, statutory and commercial, from Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 4.00pm and each of the evenings from 7pm.

The rooms are all carpeted, light and functional. We can provide rooms for the smallest group up to a maximum of 100. All rooms can be set up theatre style with maximum chairs, café or training style with numerous table layouts, and also board room style with everyone seated around tables together.

In the information given below, a session is one morning or one afternoon.  Charity and voluntary organisations pay a reduced rate.


table and garden view

Ground Floor

Main Meeting Room
Meeting Room
 
This room, measuring 9.5 x 9.5 metres, accommodates 80 comfortably, but can seat up to 100, theatre-style. It's a room with lots of natural light and makes a good area for lectures or seminars with plenty of space for group-work.
 
Rates per session: £75
(a reduced rate is available for Charity and voluntary organisations). 
Refreshments, equipment etc

John Woolman Room
Room

This has space for 15 seated informally or up to 40 theatre-style.  The room has a serving hatch to the kitchen and direct access to the garden.

Rates per session: £45
(a reduced rate is available for Charity and voluntary organisations).
Refreshments, equipment etc

Garden Room
room

This has space for 15 seated informally or up to 40 theatre-style.

Rates per session: £45
(a reduced rate is available for Charity and voluntary organisations).
Refreshments, equipment etc 
Concourse
Concourse
Our concourse/reception area can be hired for larger events or for display purposes and measures 4.5 x 9 metres.  The hire rate per session is £44 or £22 if this area is used for a buffet.

Upstairs
Please note that there are 15 stairs up to these rooms and there is no lift.

George Fox Room
 Committee room

This is our largest upstairs room, measuring 6 x 4 metres, and can seat up to 20

Rates per session: £35
(a reduced rate is available for Charity and voluntary organisations).
Refreshments, equipment etc

Elizabeth Fry Room
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Our smallest room, roughly 5 x 4 metres, with a board table that seats 14,

Rates per session: £25
(a reduced rate is available for Charity and voluntary organisations).
Refreshments, equipment etc


Other information

Refreshments

Self-service refreshments at the beginning of each session now included in the room hire price. 

Additional refreshment breaks are just 20p per tea and coffee (fairtrade); service is available from £3 to £6 depending on the size of the meeting.

If you would like to bring your own food or arrange for caterers then please feel free to do so.  We will be happy to recommend different catering or even make the arrangements for you at no extra cost.

Equipment

Our equipment hire include flip chart, pad and pens at £5 (we have 4 flip chart stands) and we also have 2 lap tops and 2 projectors that are available for £35 full day rate and £30 for a half day single session.

If your needs are any different from the details above then please let us know and we will try to be as flexible as possible.  We have computer printing facilities, photocopying (black & white and full colour) and we also have wireless internet connection.

Accessibility

The ground floor rooms are fully wheelchair accessible and we have facilities for baby-changing. The largest room has a hearing loop. We have a pleasant garden.

Transport

Being central, the Meeting House has good public transport links. There are several car parks close to the Meeting House in Bolton town centre and the road we are on has some parking for 1 and 2 hours.  Our own car park in front of our building is limited to 12 - 15 spaces and while we cannot guarantee parking, we will always reserve spaces if asked for, to ensure training providers can travel and park with us.  We have a cycle parking bar.

Extra parking is available close by, opposite Silverwell Street, access to the left of the statue.  The other main car parks are accessed on Bow Street and Crown Street.  These car parks are less than a five minute walk to the Meeting House.

Health and safety

Our building is supported by a specialist health and safety consultant and our car park, building and ground floor rooms have full access for disabled users including toilet facilities.
 
To book a room, contact the wardens .

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front of building