Quakers in Gloucestershire

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Monthly Meetings

Please note that the Quakers Project uses Monthly Meetings for categorisation purposes, not Quarterly Meetings or local Preparative Meetings

  • Frenchay Monthly Meeting (united with Bristol Monthly Meeting in 1870)
  • Gloucester Monthly Meeting (joined with Nailsworth Monthly Meeting in 1854)
  • Nailsworth Monthly Meeting (joined with Gloucester Monthly Meeting in 1854)
  • Stoke Orchard Monthly Meeting (merged with Gloucester Monthly Meeting in 1755)
  • Stow and Campden Monthly Meeting (united with Warwickshire South Monthly Meeting in 1790)
  • Westbury (Forest) Monthly Meeting (dissolved before 1750)


Bristol had its own two weeks meeting from 1668 to 1784, coming directly under London Yearly Meeting. In 1784 Bristol Monthly Meeting was formed. In 1870 Bristol and Frenchay Monthly Meetings were united.


  • Alveston Friends Burial Ground
  • Bristol Friends Burial Ground
  • Broad Campden Friends Burial Ground
  • Cheltenham Friends Burial Ground
  • Cirencester Friends Burial Ground
  • Frenchay Friends Burial Ground
  • Gloucester Friends Burial Ground
  • Nailsworth Friends Burial Ground
  • Olveston Friends Burial Ground
  • Painswick Friends Burial Ground

Meeting Houses



  • Joseph Besse. Sufferings of Early Quakers, 1753, Vol. I, pp. 39-74, Chapter IV, Bristol, Hathi Trust and pp. 208-228, Chapter XV, Gloucestershire, Hathi Trust
    • List of persons at Bristol banished in 1663 and 1664: Vol. II, pp. 637-638, Hathi Trust
  • Brian Hawkins. Taming the Phoenix. Cirencester & the Quakers 1642-1686, William Sessions, 1998
  • Russell Mortimer (ed.). Minute Book of the Men's Meeting of the Society of Friends in Bristol 1667-1686, Bristol Record Society Publications, Vol. XXVI, 1971, Bristol record Society website, accessed 3 January 2020
  • Winifred Page. First hundred years of Nailsworth Friends Meeting 1655 to 1755, available here, accessed 23 December 2019
  • William Reinking. A Relation of the inhumane and barbarous suffering of the people called Quakers in the city of Bristoll, 1665, Google Books
  • Gwynne Stock. An Evaluation of Quaker Burial Practices, Bournemouth University postgraduate research diploma thesis, 1997, PDF on Woodbrooke website (mainly on the area covered by Bristol and Frenchay Monthly Meeting)
  • Jack V Wood. Some Rural Quakers, William Sessions, 1991


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