Welcome to Woodbrooke
Woodbrooke is Europe's only Quaker Study Centre. It is based in the former family home of the local chocolate maker, George Cadbury, himself a Quaker, and has, since 1903, provided education for those of any faith or none from around the world. Education has always been based around exploring Quakerism and the themes of interest to Quakers, such as Peace and Reconciliation, Quaker History and Spiritual Journeys.
Today Woodbrooke also welcomes many visitors wishing to use our facilities for their meetings and conferences. Find out more information here about our conference facilities.
Woodbrooke makes every effort to function ethically and without harming the planet. Find out how we do this by clicking here.
Who are Quakers?
Quakers believe that everyone may have a direct experience of God and that there is 'that of God in everyone'. Friends emphasise expressing our faith through our lives rather than through attachment to festivals and creeds. To learn more you can visit some of the Quaker sites on our links page.
A learning organisation which supports and informs Quakers, as individuals and as a community, to enable our work in the world and in local communities from a place of understanding and spiritual renewal.
To embed Quaker values and high levels of quality in all that we do. To be responsible stewards of our resources. To be open to new opportunities and new leadings.
‘fostering of a vital Friends’ ministry’, where ministry encompasses faith, witness, love and service.
Our Customer Promise
QUALITY SERVICE, QUAKER VALUES
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre provides education for the Quaker community and seeks to offer warm and efficient hospitality to other groups and individuals.
We hope those who stay experience a relaxed and welcoming environment, which reflects the Quaker commitment to openness and respect for all.
As well as aiming to provide a high standard of service to guests, Woodbrooke is also concerned with sustainability and makes a conscious effort to limit its impact on the environment.