Swarthmoor Hall

Swarthmoor Hall Lane, ULVERSTON, Cumbria, LA12 0JQ

Something about this Meeting House:


Swarthmoor Hall is a 16th century country house set in beautiful gardens and grounds in 130 acres of farmland. Visitors comment on its sense of place – of the people who have lived here, its tranquillity and beauty. 


It is known as the cradle of Quakerism because in the mid-17th century Judge Thomas Fell and his wife Margaret provided protection and hospitality for early Quakers, notably George Fox (its founding father) and allowed the Hall to be a headquarters for the movement.

Meeting for Worship:


Monday mornings – 09:30 to 10.00.
Every Thursday lunchtime – 12:30 to 1.00.
Tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards.
Last Thursday of the month – 11:00 am to 1:00pm followed by a simple lunch of soup, bread, and cheese.

The Hall is currently undergoing exciting development. The size of the car park is being increased to welcome more visitors and provide electric charging points.


The existing render on the Historic House is being replaced by a traditional finish. Further repair and restoration work inside the Hall is being carried out inside the Hall.


The Historic House, Barn cafe and conference facilities will remain closed during the refurbishment; we look forward to welcoming visitors again in the future.