The origin of the present Meeting lies between the two World Wars. The Community Centre of Burnt Oak’s newly built Watling Estate hosted early meeting for worship. In the 1960s a small group that met at Stanmore joined the Burnt Oak group, combining to raise funds for today’s purpose-built, architect-designed meeting house situated in shyly central Rectory Lane in Edgware. There is no warden. Edgware station (Northern line) is five minutes walk away. The meeting house has its own car park.
Edgware Quakers manage a Child Contact Centre every Saturday morning and every other Saturday afternoon where the children of divorced or separated parents can meet the non-custodial parent on neutral ground, for no charge. The Centre has been in existence for nearly twenty years. The only entirely voluntary contact centre in the country, it is affiliated to the National Association of Child Contact Centres. Volunteer helpers come from the Meeting, from some of the local churches and from personal contacts.
We hold a pre-Christmas lunch to which we invite volunteers from the Contact Centre and others who have been in touch with us over the years. In the spring we meet for an evening meal and a quiz. Occasionally we have a picnic lunch after meeting for worship followed by a discussion on some topic of interest.