Friends Community Hub

"Friends Community Hub" is a newly developed not-for-profit enterprise to provide a multi purpose space for the community right on the street.



The space is part of the Quaker Meeting House estate portfolio which includes Butterwick Hospice shop, Indulgence beauty salon and Quaker Business Centre (above Butterwicks). It had been leased out to Footprints Christian Bookshop for many years but when they moved down Skinnergate to number 51, we decided to think more creatively about its use. 


The "Hub"

The shop space has been refurbished and thanks to a generous grant from Creative Darlington (Darlington Borough Council), has permanant wall mounted exhibition boards all around the space for easy installation of art work or display materials.


Currently just the street level shop space is available for use with access to a single toilet unit up a small set of steps. In time, the rear of the property will be refurbished for storage, extra meeting/workshop space etc.


NB: Sadly no kitchen facility is currently available in the Hub but access to Friends Meeting House kitchen next door can normally be arranged.      


Hire the space: 

  • For exhibitions, workshops, public engagement events & much more.  
  • Hire by the hour, day, week or longer period. 
  • Large glass street level windows for display and advertising during hire.



Sole use

  • Per hour: £12.00 
  • One day: (24 hour period) £80.00
  • Week/7 days: £200
  • Calendar Month: £500

Shared use: This is hire of wall space only for exhibition. The shop space may be hired out for other events during this time.


NB: Suitable Insurance will be required to cover theft or accidental damage of art work whilst on display in the space. Check our policy conditions.   

  • 7 day week: £100
  • Calendar month: £250 

Get in touch: 

  • For a site visit or for more details, please email Helen: 

          Phone 07941 338169





Friends Community Hub opened in May 22 with Darlington Borough Council Arts Festival.


During summer, we've hosted three free print workshops run by Auxillary, Middlesborough with over 100 people of all ages a day popping in    


SUNDAYS 10.30-11.30am 

THURSDAYS 10.30 (Zoom only)


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© Religious Society of Friends - Darlington Meeting. Some photographs reproduced with kind permission of Peter Giroux.