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Update on coronavirus

Swarthmoor Hall’s self-catering accommodation is now open. You can make a booking here for mid-August onwards.

The rest of our services remain closed for now.

Following the recent announcement from the Government about relaxing COIVD-19 restrictions, I wanted to update you on Swarthmoor Hall.   

As an organisation, our priority for reopening our premises is the safety of our staff and customers, as well as considering the overall viability of running our services to deliver Britain Yearly Meeting’s vision: to sustain Swarthmoor Hall as a recognised international Quaker centre in Britain and to inform and engage with its visitors by telling the story of the “Cradle of Quakerism”, George Fox, Margaret Fell, and Quakers today.

Recently the Government has relaxed restrictions for museums, cafés, and accommodation providers, but after careful consideration about the COVID-19 related safety measures we would have to implement, we feel that due to its size and us not being able to fully meet the current requirements, we are unable to run all our services. However, our self-catering accommodation is now open and we’re looking forward to welcoming you for a staycation at Swarthmoor Hall. The Hall, the café, courses and retreats remain closed/cancelled until further notice.   

We are sorry if our decision affects you and others who were wishing to use our visitor centre or had courses/retreats booked.  Our team will be in touch soon to offer you an alternative date in 2021 or a refund.

Thank you all for your continued kind words of support as we all navigate our way these uncertain times. The team and I are looking forward to welcoming you all back soon. 

In the meantime, we have launched a YouTube video for our audio and pictorial tour, which we hope you enjoy. If you feel able to support us by giving a donation we would be grateful as we currently have no income to support our work at the Hall.

Paul Henderson-Grey

CEO of Quiet Company