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Conscience and War – The untold stories of Manchester Quakers who resisted WW1

Have you ever wondered what happened 100 years ago in 1914 to Manchester Quakers who refused to go to war?

This exhibition tells the poignant, distressing, and at times disturbing stories of courageous young Quaker men and their families. There are stories of courage, stories of resistance and stories of hope.

Walk the path of resistance to war through this exhibition and reflect on the choices that men and women made a hundred years ago in 1916… What would you have done?

This free exhibition will include an overview of the Quaker response to conscription and the eventual conscience clause, biographies of Manchester Quakers who took the decision to object and an installation of textile artwork by Dr Sonja Andrew. The exhibition can be found throughout Friends’ Meeting House. The building is open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays. As well as a place of worship, the building operates as a conference venue and therefore the exhibition may be closed on particularly busy days. Please feel free to contact the office on 0161 834 5797 before visiting. Alternatively, you might want to pop in on one of our quiet afternoons.

Let Us Show You Round….

Take a peek at the new Friends’ Meeting House show-round film. This short film showcases a unique Manchester conference and meeting centre and just a few of the benefits of the venue’s prime location, delicious catering, helpful support and the friendly team. The film will help viewers understand why Manchester Friends’ Meeting House is such... Continue Reading
Civic Quarter

Civic Quarter

Friends’ Meeting House is located within the centre of a development area rapidly becoming a Manchester City regional focal point.  The conference centre and meeting venue is located within the heart of Manchester City Council’s current framework to regenerate the location. According to The Council, the project requires outstanding design and is defined by the conservationContinue Reading

Looking for something new in 2015?

Explore the diverse range of community groups that meet at Friends’ Meeting House in central Manchester. At present the following clubs & societies meet with us: Chan Group, Manchester The Historical Association Greater Manchester Humanists Lancashire and Cheshire Postal History Society Manchester Philosophy Group Qigong Manchester and High Peak Ramblers (Ramblers Association) Slimming World Stephenson’sContinue Reading

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