Quaker Meeting House
Built in three months in the autumn of 1688, Jordans is one of the first Quaker meetings built after James II issued his Declaration of Indulgence in 1687, which allowed Quaker and other non-conformist groups to worship lawfully for the first time.
The Meeting House has several important historical associations: it is the burial place of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, his first wife, Guilielma, his second wife, Hannah, and nine of his children. Other early Quakers who worshipped here and are buried in the grounds include Isaac Penington and his wife Mary Springett, Thomas Ellwood (poet and friend of John Bunyan and John Milton) and Joseph Rule.
The burial grounds and garden surrounding the building are open to visitors all year round. From March to October the Meeting House is open to visitors from 2-5 pm every day and at other times by prior appointment.
Jordans Village Store
The store was founded in 1922 and sells:
Jordans Youth Hostel
Just above the Quaker Meeting House on Welders Lane is Jordans Youth Hostel. It was built by Friends in 1932 and leased to the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) in 1933. The simple little hostel is the oldest purpose built Youth Hostel in England and Wales. It is available on an Exclusive Hire basis, and available to families and individuals mid-week. The hostel is open all year round, and has since welcomed over a quarter of a million visitors from all over the world.
A simply enchanting haven in the Chilterns, with beautiful gardens, and fine dining.
Jordans Village Hall
An ideal venue for family events, concerts, and health/fitness classes, our Village Hall has catering facilities for up to 100 people, and is also home to the monthly Jolly Quaker pop up pub night.
Jordans Picture House
Our local Cinema is held in the Village Hall on Fridays and Sundays from September through April.
Get your tickets via the Website!
Long Dene House
A fabulous 2 bedroom converted barn (sleeps 6) set in the grounds of Long Dene House, and is Ideal for families.
Jordans Village School
Jordans is a one form infant school catering for 4 to 7 year olds.
Hodgemoor Riding Association
Hodgemoor Wood, just north of Jordans between Seer Green and Chalfont St Giles, is a wonderful location for walkers, horseriders and cyclists to enjoy. The Riding Association has over the years raised thousands of pounds to maintain trails in the wood to prevent them getting too muddy in the winter. It also strives to improve off road access to get horse riders and cyclists off our busy roads. The woods are also one of the best places locally to see bluebells in the spring.
For more information and to join, please visit their website.
Jordans Village Nursery
Our nursery cares and education up to 30 children, for 2 to 5 year olds.
Chalfont St. Giles Parish Council
Seer Green & Jordans Station
Services to London Marylebone, High Wycombe, and beyond
Bus Route 580
Tuesdays & Fridays from the Estate Office. Click the link above for a timetable.
Click here to visit the Carousel Buses Website. Beaconsfield - Seer Green - Jordans - Chalfont St Giles - Chalfont St Peter - Gerrards Cross - Denham - Uxbridge
Jordans Environment Trust
Jordans Environment Trust (JET) is a charity founded in 1973, which aims to preserve and enhance the natural and built environment in the Jordans area for the benefit of residents and the public.
JET is run by a small group of local trustees. The trust has benefitted from some generous legacies in the past, and its main activity today is to provide small grants to local initiatives.
In recent years it has supported the rebuilding of Jordans Meeting House, the refurbishment of the Parish Church Hall in Seer Green, and the provision of new play equipment on Jordans Village Green.
It donated the land on which Chelsey Garden Cottages were built, was instrumental in the provision of the allotments and manages a field in Longbottom Lane, which it holds on a long lease in order to protect it from development.
If you represent a local organisation with a suitable project that might benefit from JET’s support, please contact Dawn Franklin
(Telephone: 01494 671473)
Donations to the Jordans Environment Trust are always welcome.
Jordans Environment Trust Limited Registered Charity number 266926
Low Carbon Jordans
Low Carbon Jordans was launched in January 2010 to raise awareness in the village of climate change and related issues, and to help residents to reduce their impact upon their environment.
Jordans Tennis Club
Our Tennis Club celebrates its 45th Anniversary in 2015 and is currently run by Phil Hughes (Chairman) and Giles Sandeman-Allen (Treasurer). There is only one court but it's a good one, with an all weather surface, that is about to get a fresh coat of paint.
Members can join the club either as an Adult, Junior, or through a Family Membership, which allows them to join in regular round robin type events, or simply book a court to use themselves at no additional cost. The club has an arrangement with Halton Tennis Club which has indoor courts and so enables members to play all year round (at extra cost). Memberships run from 1st April - 31st March each year.
Being an LTA affiliated club, members are also entered into the annual draw for Wimbledon tickets, 18 pairs of which are allocated to members on a rotational basis so everyone gets a fair shot.
For beginners or players wishing to improve their game, lessons are available from LTA-accredited coach Nick Wood. The club, while being an amateur level, has around 120 members who enjoy a great social side with an annual dinner held every November.
For more information contact Phil Hughes on 01494 700248 or Giles Sandeman-Allen on 01494 874104.
Click here to download a membership application form.