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Pardshaw Quaker Centre is a historic Quaker Meeting House with associated buildings and a burial ground, which date from the early 18th Century. It is currently used mainly as a place of worship and a very basic hostel.
Meeting for Worship takes place on the third Sunday of the month at 19.00 for 30 minutes. The Meeting House is also used for Quaker weddings and funerals and other Quaker meetings, and the burial ground is still in current use.
In the future it is hoped that the premises will be more widely used for residential gatherings for both Quaker and non-Quaker groups, and as a resource for the local community.
More about Pardshaw Quaker Centre


In 2017 when the long-term future of the Pardshaw Quaker Centre looked uncertain a small group of Quakers and others who knew and loved Pardshaw over many years set out to preserve, maintain and develop Pardshaw. Our aim is . . .
"to develop and progress the vision of Pardshaw Quaker Centre as a resource for Quakers, other groups and the local community – a place for worship, relaxation, learning, fun, creative activities, or short breaks in simple, affordable accommodation, in a historical and peaceful setting."
Cumberland Area Quaker Meeting Trustees, who own and are responsible for the buildings and grounds, agreed to our taking responsibility for costs and progressing ideas for future use of the premises for an initial trial period of one year (2019). In November 2019, a further one-year grace period was agreed, to set up a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).
This was achieved in February 2021 when Pardshaw Quaker Centre CIO was officially registered. This will allow long term planning for Pardshaw Quaker Centre.
Alongside the CIO we have set up a small charity, Friends of Pardshaw Quaker Centre, to draw in Quakers and others who know Pardshaw to support the plans and developments and to make Pardshaw more widely known.
To learn more about these ideas, please visit the Progress and Plans page or visit the JOIN/DONATE page to:
  • Join the Friends of Pardshaw Quaker Centre
  • Make a donation to the project
  • Sign up for our periodic newsletter.


Pardshaw Quaker Centre is situated in the hamlet of Pardshaw Hall, just off the A5086 road from Cockermouth to Egremont, about 4 miles south of Cockermouth in the English Lake District.
Postcode: CA13 0SP National Grid Ref: NY 10378 25463 See Location page for map and directions.  
Advert from 'Young Quaker' magazine March 1989

Advert from 'Young Quaker' magazine March 1989