Curious about Quakers?

Quakers are a free-thinking faith organisation with a long tradition of challenging accepted norms, helping the disadvantaged and working for peace.

​Quakers seek to balance their inner and outer lives. We seek meaning and purpose by sitting in silence and stillness, waiting for promptings to guide our lives. For many, this leads to being actively involved in working to help others and change society for the benefit of all.

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About Quakers

Silence and Stillness

Quakers value time spent in quiet reflection as an antidote to our busy lives and a way to find guidance.

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Quaker Values

Over the centuries, Quakers have been drawn to a set of core values which they use to guide how they lead their lives.

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Finding Meaning and Purpose

Quakers use a blend of spirituality and action to find meaning and purpose in their lives.

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Quaker Community

Quakers come together in person and online to connect with others who share a common spiritual practice and values.

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Working for Peace

Quakers work locally and internationally  to promote peace over conflict and war.

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Social Action

Many Quakers find meaning a purpose in their lives by helping others and tackling social injustice.

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Latest from our blog

Why do Quakers sit in silence (stillness) in meeting?

24th February 2024

Mike Price shares his experience of Quaker Meeting for Worship and how he finds spiritual experience in the silence, stillness and ministry.

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The first activist?

17th February 2024

According to Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook, Quaker Benjamin Lay may not have been the first abolitionist, but he is perhaps the first activist.

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Stepping across the threshold

7th February 2024

Simon shares how he found the spiritual home he had been looking for at Beccles Quaker Meeting.

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What is Sutton Meeting like?

24th January 2024

Helen Drewery shares how her Quaker Meeting is similar to others throughout the UK and how in other ways it is different, such as having its own steel band!

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Leadings

17th January 2024

Amanda Jones reflects on what Quakers call leadings, little niggling things that sit deep within us all and when nurtured can emerge and lead to action for the good of all.

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Upcoming Events

Wed 28 February

Woodbrooke Online Meeting for Worship

Venue: Online

7:00-7:30,  9:30-10:00 & 21:00-21:30 (Young Adults Epilogue)

Woodbrooke online Meetings for Worship are open to all, existing Quakers and those interested in finding out more about Quakers. You can find further information here

Thu 29 February

Woodbrooke Online Meeting for Worship

Venue: Online

11:00-12:00 & 19:30-20:00

Woodbrooke online Meetings for Worship are open to all, existing Quakers and those interested in finding out more about Quakers. You can find further information here

Thu 29 February

Swarthmore Hall - Meeting for Worship

11:00-12:00

Venue: Online and in-person

The Swarthmoor Hall Spiritual Support Group holds a Meeting for Worship on the last Thursday in the month. You can attend in person or via Zoom or phone. You can find further information here.