Hiring rooms in the Meeting House

Special Notice

The Meeting House has been closed during the pandemic, but it will gradually re-open as from September 1st 2020.

We have put in place a number of measures intended to keep everyone using the Meeting House as safe as possible.

For details of these measures, and to discuss the details of hiring a room at the Meeting House from September 1st onwards, please contact the Meeting House Manager, Carmen Ilic, on  leicesterquakers16@gmail.com

All inquiries for bookings and full information should be addressed to the meeting house manager, Carmen Ilic: leicesterquakers16@gmail.com

Please be aware the Meeting has a lettings policy. No political parties or commercial groups are allowed.

  • Hearing Loop
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet
  • Stair-lift to 1st floor Committee Room and office
  • High Speed Broadband
  • Parking

All rooms are well lit and adequately heated/ventilated.

All rooms, except the Large Meeting Room, have curtains.

Leicester Quaker meeting house, at the top of the (A6) London Road hill and across the Victoria Park, is about one and a half miles south of the city center and a mile from the railway station from which daily (inc Sundays) buses pass at hourly intervals, during this Covid-19 period.

Positioned as it is on the edge of the Clarendon Park area of the city and at the end of Queens Road with its busy local shops and restaurants, the meeting house, with its quiet rooms and lovely green garden at the rear, has become an ideal place for many groups who use it throughout the week; Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 10.00 pm; Saturdays, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

The meeting house consists of the meeting room, library and small meeting room on the level access ground floor; with WCs and an all-accessible WC. On the first floor there is a craft room, with adjoining small coffee room, accessed by stairs adjacent to the library; and Committee Room accessed by stair and stair-lift from the entrance lobby.

The 44A bus route from and to the central bus and railway stations passes the meeting house. The nearest bus stop is in Victoria Park Road, immediately before the traffic lights where the bus turns left into Queens Road.

There is on-site parking for about 14 cars and racks for bicycles. Access is by the drive between the meeting house and the Drayton House flats.

 

The Large Meeting Room (11.5 x 8.75 mtrs)

This is the largest room where Friends hold their Sunday Meetings for Worship. It has a wood block floor and 22 wooden benches, a number of chairs all of which can be arranged however a group wishes. During the week the seating is normally pushed back to the walls giving an area approx 9 x 6.25 mtrs for dancing, yoga and exercise classes. There is a double-door fire exit to the garden.

The Library (7.5 x 6.7 mtrs)

The library is especially suitable for quieter groups and is furnished to a higher, more comfortable standard with 12 easy chairs and 22 soft seated upright chairs. There is a piano and TV/ Video in this room. Fire exit is to the garden.

The Small Meeting Room (8.75 x 6 mtrs)

This room, with its wooden floor, has about 50 stacking chairs and 8 small tables which can be arranged in a number of ways. The room adjoins the downstairs ‘serving kitchen’ with a serving hatch, which makes it convenient for those groups wishing to serve refreshments. There is direct disabled-friendly access and a fire exit to the patio and garden.

Activity Room (6.6 x 6 mtrs)

This first floor room is bright and with its lino floor suitable for all types of activity such as painting, craft work and modelling. There are six trestle tables, two children’s tables, a variety of seating for up to 30 adults, plus 11 children’s chairs. This room is ideal for general meetings and/or training sessions. We are sorry, disabled/wheelchair access is not possible to this room.

In the adjoining Coffee Room, included in the hire of the Activity Room, there is a warm water washing sink plus miscellaneous mugs and cutlery available.

The Committee Room

This room is carpeted and equipped with three trestle tables and twenty chairs. It is brightly lit, has a large white board and many power sockets. This room is quiet, overlooking the rear garden, and ideal for small groups, interviewing and training sessions. Access is by stairs and stair-lift from the lobby.