How to read a Quaker meeting house
Wednesday 17th November 2021
Most churches and chapels have obvious architectural reference points - pulpit, sanctuary, table, pews - but Quaker meeting houses seem to be defined by an absence of such things. The talk will describe what to look for in a Quaker meeting house and discuss what that might tell us about Quaker worship and the age and history of the building.
Chris Skidmore is a Quaker and retired academic whose interests lie in denominational and architectural history. He has been for the last 13 years the Hon. Editor of The Chapels Society. His book - Quakers and their Meeting Houses - will be published by Historic England in November.