Gatefield Lane, Faversham

Faversham: Meetings for Worship


Due to UK government restrictions in response to the ongoing corona virus outbreak, in-person Quaker Meetings for Worship in the Fleur de Lys Hall are currently suspended.

Instead, Faversham Friends have been doing several things:

Faversham Friends have been sitting quietly at home at the time of their usual Meeting for Worship.

Government regulations permitting, and when the weather has been clement, Faversham Friends have gathered for a Meeting for Worship, appropriately physically distanced and with proper regard to hygiene, in the Abbey Physic Garden. Anyone has been welcome to attend. Details about, and directions to, the Physic Garden can be found here

Online Meetings for Worship have been taking place. These Meetings for Worship are not specific to Faversham, but are intended primarily for the Quaker community across East Kent in particular, and associated with Kent in general. If you are a Friend, including from another Area Meeting, and wish to attend an online East Kent Area Meeting (EKAM) Meeting for Worship, you are encouraged to contact the EKAM Web Manager for an invitation. Online Meetings for Worship take place at 10:45 on Sundays, at 08:20 on Tuesdays, at 21:00 on Wednesdays and at 12:30 on Thursdays.

If, as a member of the general public, you would like to learn more about Quakers, you would be very welcome to attend an online Meeting for Enquirers. Woodbrooke Study Centre hosts 11 online Meetings for Worship each week. Members of the public are encouraged to visit the relevant page of the Woodbrooke Study Centre website for details about how to attend. Should you find that the Quaker way of worship suits you, then attending a local online Meeting for Enquirers may be an excellent route to greater involvement and participation.

Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends issued this notice:
Click here for the notice from Britain Yearly Meeting.

When Meetings for Worship resume, 10:30 second Sunday monthly.

Children’s Meeting

Premises unsuitable for a Children’s Meeting.

Meeting for Worship for Business

Meetings for Worship for Business are held when the need arises.

Locator Map

Gatefield Lane, Preston Street, Faversham

Having no Meeting House, Meeting for Worship is held at:
The Fleur-de-Lis Hall
Gatefield Lane
off Preston Street
The start of Gatefield Lane can be found between Cosgroves Café and the Alexander Centre. There is then an opening on the left opposite Faversham Counselling. Go through the opening to find a door leading to a flight of stairs up to the Fleur-de-Lis Hall.
Car parking: ££ Central Car Park (next to swimming pool)
Bus stops: on Newton Road and on Preston Street


An external, automatic wheelchair lift is available on prior request to Caroline Clarkstone, but may also require some assistance.
Ground floor, disabled-accessible toilet.

Other Information

For contact details see Contact Details