This story was adapted from an email distributed by Terry Winterton, the Friend in Residence at Glenthorne’s guest house in Grasmere, Great Britain. Anyone who has read William Wordsworth will know that the walks, hillsides, and lakes in this region were powerful sources of inspiration for Wordsworth’s poetry. They also charm Quaker travelers seeking to access Pendle Hill, Swarthmore Hall, and the rural country roads and fells (mountains and hills) walked by George Fox in 1652. All are featured in this short film. (Interested educators can teach this history to children though Faith & Play Stories on George Fox and Margaret Fell.) The region also serves international hikers and nature lovers from around the world.
Glenthorne is a Quaker Guesthouse located in the Lake District, Great Britain. They invite Friends to join them for worship at 9:15 AM London time. Perhaps, due to the time difference this is only for those insomniacs among us …
Terry Winterton is the Friend in Residence at Glenthorne Guest House and Conference Center. [Read more…] about Worship with Lake District Friends at Glenthorne, Great Britain
Quakers like to travel and visit other meetings and Quaker Communities. We try to capture some of this information for Friends to share. John Marquette, of Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting was kind enough to share his story of staying in a Quaker guest house in NYC.
A Quaker space in NYC
Ready to hop on the train and visit New York?
Staying in the city is more affordable than you think if you stay at Penington Friends House. The Penington is between Second and Third Avenues, with easy access to the L subway one block north. Historic Union Square is two blocks away, and the now-gentrified East Village only a little farther.