Friends Centre

Photo:The Friends Centre garden

The Friends Centre garden

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Friends Centre' page

Quaker meeting house

By Geoffrey Mead

This lovely walled garden is a calming spot. It contains an early nineteenth century Quaker Meeting House.

The town centre is full of non-conformist places of worship. There's a Swedenborgian mission and a gorgeous synagogue nearby. Yet the Church of England church is on the hill outside the town, out of sight, out of mind.

This has always been a radical city. Brighton voted for the first Labour MP in Sussex. It is Britain's largest gay city outside Central London. There are two universities. Brighton goes its own way and bucks the system.

The Quakers have never been the Friends' Centre, this educational centre was part of Quaker outreach and is a common misunderstanding in the wide community. The Friends, Centre moved
from Ship Street two years ago and is now based in Vine Street,
Brighton with the same range of educational studies held at venues
throughout the city
Tony Tree

This page was added on 23/08/2006.
Comments about this page

Sorry Tony, but I don't understand the first line of your update, when you say "The Quakers have never been the Friends' Centre". Do you mean that this was not a Quaker Meeting House? Alan Hobden

By Alan Hobden (22/02/2012)