George Fox, Quaker Co-Founder, 400 Aniversary

George Fox, Quaker Co-Founder, 400 Aniversary

Celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the birth of Quaker co-founder George Fox are taking place throughout 2024. Many of these events can be joined online, from around the world. For further details please click here.

The picture shows the beautiful and still used Brigflatts Meeting House, Sedburgh, Cumbria. George Fox stayed at the farmhouse just behind the meeting house in 1652  and then preached at a great open air meeting at nearby Fairbanks Fell.  This event is normally identified as the start of the Quaker movement. A permanent meeting was established at Brigflatts that year with the meeting house built 23 years later. Our own meeting house has its origins only thirty years after Fox’s momentous trip to the North.