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a Historic Building in the town of St Helens, in the county of Merseyside

About Friends Meeting House

George Shaw of Bickerstaffe first established this handsome stone-built house of 1679 as a place of Quaker worship, since then the Quaker religion has been practised in it for over 300 years.

The house has a wonderful atmosphere of calm, the people using it for worship are warm and friendly, and most visitors leave feeling an inner peace coupled with a sense of spiritual renewal.

The house is the oldest building in St.Helen's, it has recently been the subject of refurbishment and the gardens have been re-laid. It now forms part of the town's George Street Conservation Area.

A path bordered by seasonal flowers and plants leads to the main entrance door, above this is a sundial bearing the date 1753. Curiously, in the garden visitors can see a massive glacial boulder presumed to have been left by the last ice-age of the Lake District.

This is a lovely old building with a distinctly timeless charm, for anyone visiting St.Helen's - The Friends Meeting House is a must!

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