Friend in Residence wanted for Claridge House

 

We are looking for a Friend in Residence to help promote the Quaker values and beliefs essential to the running of Claridge House.

The core purpose of Claridge House is to provide a space where people of any faith or none may stay for a while in peace and stillness before returning, rested and renewed, to their everyday lives.

We aim to embody in our welcome the Quaker understanding that each person is a unique and precious individual. 

We do this by providing a friendly, high quality service that nourishes a spirit of well-being in all who cross our threshold.  At the same time we are mindful of sustainability in the use of our resources.

 

This is a voluntary position. 

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An overview of Claridge House

Origin and Purpose

Claridge House was bought in 1953 by a group of Quakers interested in healing. The Trust Deed of that time gave the purpose as “to provide a home of rest for persons who are under stress or in any condition in which a time of rest and recuperation would be beneficial and who would be thereby helped to attain renewed health and strength and being a Home which shall be conducted in accordance with the principles of the religious body or society called the Society of Friends but so that the benefits of the said home shall be afforded and enjoyed irrespective of the religious belief of the person received there…”.

Claridge House has operated as a registered charity ( no 228102) since 1953. We became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO no 1167155) in 2017. Our purpose remains much the same.