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Quakers In Britain

Quakers are a faith group committed to working for equality and peace.

An overview of the organisation/group:

We try to live in truth, peace, simplicity and equality, finding God in ourselves and those around us. Our meetings offer a welcoming opportunity for spiritual exploration.

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Keighley Meeting involment with the group over the years:

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Strengthening Quaker work around the world

As we meet, it will be so good to know we are held in the light by the Friends we serve around the world."
Published: 03 December 2021

Support group meeting

Quaker Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (QWSCSA) offers mutual support to survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Published: 27 November 2021

Our shared world won't wait

"When talking to students about COP26,
Published: 26 November 2021

Advent is approaching

Advent starts on Sunday 28 November. A Friendley Advent is offered here!
Published: 26 November 2021

COP26: next steps for climate justice

"...instead of delivering on their moral duty to financially support those at the sharp end of the climate crisis,
Published: 26 November 2021

Keep up the pressure for change

Watch a video on Quakers at COP26
Published: 26 November 2021

Militarism Fuels Climate Crisis

The Global Campaign on Military Spending UK, which QPSW is a part of, has produced a new campaigners guide:
Published: 26 November 2021

Responding to Ecological Crisis booklet

This new booklet will help Friends look at the developing ecological crisis. You can use it as individuals or in study groups
Published: 26 November 2021

How can we build all-age communities?

Many meetings want to be open to people of all ages.
Published: 20 November 2021

Alternative Security Review launch event

What is really needed for human and ecological security after COP26?
Published: 18 November 2021

Children’s Meeting Network

Support network for those working with and for children in the local meeting.
Published: 18 November 2021

What the world needs from COP26

Governments now need to move from headline-grabbing promises to concrete commitments that kick in immediately.
Published: 15 November 2021

Petition on Policing Bill

The UK government is trying to pass new legislation to limit the right to protest.
Published: 15 November 2021

Get ready for Inter Faith Week 2021

Would your meeting like to participate in Inter Faith Week?
Published: 14 November 2021

Remembering for peace

In sombre days of Remembrance, many Quakers choose to wear red or white poppies. Some wear both together.
Published: 11 November 2021

Speaking out for climate justice

Watch Paul Parker on what Quakers are doing at COP26 and the powerful faith events supporting action on climate change.
Published: 05 November 2021

War & Militarism a new Quaker film

This 11 minute film reflects on the centenary of World War I and current conflict.
Published: 05 November 2021

Cope26 statement video

Watch Friends voice our call for climate justice.
Published: 05 November 2021

Call to protect Palestinian civil society groups

The Israeli government has declared six Palestinian civil society groups “terrorist organisations".
Published: 05 November 2021

Faith leaders unite against Policing Bill

"The new restrictions on peaceful processions and assemblies present a grave threat to civil liberties in this country..."
Published: 05 November 2021

War School film available for free

The Battle for Britain’s Children
Published: 05 November 2021

Join a pilgrimage to COP26!

As part of the build-up to the UN climate talks (COP26) in Glasgow in November,
Published: 31 October 2021

Witness consultation

What can Quakers in Britain do to help you change the world?
Published: 25 October 2021

Together for our planet

How to get involved oin COP26
Published: 20 October 2021


A simpler, more inclusive and sustainable Quakerism?
Published: 20 October 2021

New Yorkshire Quaker Centre

Deputy Recording Clerk interview on BBC Radio
Published: 20 October 2021

Library refurbishment

Restore and renew
Published: 20 October 2021

A simpler, more inclusive and sustainable Quakerism?

How can we create a central governance structure for Quakers in Britain that encourages joyful participation by many Quakers?
Published: 15 October 2021

Witness consultation

What can Quakers in Britain do to help you change the world?
Published: 12 October 2021

'Stop the rights raid’ week

We’re helping Amnesty UK run a ‘Stop the rights raid’ week of action.
Published: 10 October 2021

Witness consultation

What can Quakers in Britain do to help you change the world?
Published: 08 October 2021

Sowing the seeds of Quakerism

"Quakers of course try to search out the 'seeds of war' in their own lives, but what are the seeds we want to plant?"
Published: 05 October 2021

Countdown to COP26

The UN climate talks in Glasgow are getting close (1–12 November).
Published: 05 October 2021

AGM on military spending

The Global Campaign on Military Spending UK (GCOMS UK) inviting Quakers to join its AGM.
Published: 03 October 2021

How do Quakers... ?

A series of sessions answering questions about Quakers and Quaker practice.
Published: 28 September 2021

Calling for polluters to pay

"Paying for loss and damage is not charity or aid – it is partial compensation for a monumental wrong that cannot be undone.
Published: 28 September 2021

Calling on governments to work for peace

Quakers in Britain are among 200 peace organisations who have issued a joint statement.
Published: 28 September 2021

Being a trustee: an experience of Quaker service

Quaker service: I Love clerking!
Published: 28 September 2021

Loss and damage awareness day

Quakers have joined with campaigners and charities to raise the profile of loss and damage due to climate breakdown.
Published: 23 September 2021

Protesting against the arms trade

"The arms trade is wrong and hosting this event, trading lives for money, is profoundly immoral..."
Published: 17 September 2021

Quakers on Songs of Praise

In the latest episode of BBC Songs of Praise, presenter Sean Fletcher headed to Pendle Hill in east Lancashire
Published: 17 September 2021

Quaker Question Time

John Bird, founder of The Big Issue Group and member of the House of Lords,
Published: 16 September 2021

Quaker resistance to the DSEI arms fair

The DSEI arms fair is due to take place this September in East London. Quakers are joining with others to #StopDSEI.
Published: 13 September 2021

Reflecting on 11 September

This Saturday marks 20 years since the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States
Published: 12 September 2021

Child protection in religious organisations

Quakers in Britain have welcomed the publication of an investigation report into child protection in religious organisations
Published: 12 September 2021

Loving Earth Project young people's meditation

The Loving Earth project is helping people engage creatively with the climate crisis and by having real conversations,
Published: 12 September 2021

Loving Earth Project - Welcome

Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases
Published: 12 September 2021

Taking action against the arms fair

The DSEI arms fair is due to take place this September in East London.
Published: 10 September 2021

An introduction to climate justice

"The climate crisis didn't happen by chance."
Published: 10 September 2021

Mobilising and organising for a better future

Fran Hicks draws on her experiences of Extinction Rebellion
Published: 10 September 2021

Spiritual support for climate action

“Early Quakers acted on their convictions from a place of strong spiritual grounding...
Published: 10 September 2021

Take action to help end the occupation

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) UK & Ireland has a new online action centre.
Published: 10 September 2021

Making a difference: a new approach to political engagement

Bolton Quakers share how their meeting is taking a new approach to support each other's witness in the world.
Published: 23 August 2021

Messages for COP26

Lin Patterson, is collecting messages
Published: 23 August 2021

Building back better: resource pack

Last year Quakers in Britain joined the Build Back Better campaign.
Published: 23 August 2021

Afghan refugees

Quakers urge UK government to recognise responsibility for Afghan refugees
Published: 20 August 2021

Committing to becoming an anti-racist faith community

"Stirring and sensitive ministry describing how racism feels,
Published: 20 August 2021

In Palestine

Could you spend three months in Palestine and Israel monitoring human rights?
Published: 20 August 2021

Nationality and Borders Bill

Quakers in Britain is working with QARN to respond to the Nationality and Borders Bill.
Published: 17 August 2021

Epistle from Britain yearly meeting: May 2019

held at Friends House, London on 24-27 May 2019
Published: 17 August 2021

Help plan Junior Yearly Meeting 2022

We are looking for 15- to 18-year-olds to help us with planning and facilitating Junior Yearly Meeting 2022.
Published: 14 August 2021

Swarthmore lecture 2022

Woodbrooke has announced Helen Minnis as the 2022 Swarthmore Lecturer.
Published: 14 August 2021

Yearly Meeting: commitments on racism, gender diversity and climate justice

At Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021 Quakers made commitments on anti-racism, gender diversity and climate justice.
Published: 13 August 2021

Sanctuary Everywhere to Loving Earth

"Global military emissions, including the arms industry, are estimated to be around 6% – more than civil aviation at 5%."
Published: 13 August 2021

Swarthmore Lecture

Kinder Ground: Creating Space for Truth
Published: 13 August 2021

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

76 years ago on 6 August 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima followed by a second on Nagasaki on 9 August.
Published: 13 August 2021

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Cranes for our Future is encouraging people around the world to create a message of hope
Published: 06 August 2021

Quakers champion right to protest

Find out how Quakers in Britain are campaigning against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill,
Published: 02 August 2021

Get the low down on local development

Our local development workers are based in different parts of Britain.
Published: 02 August 2021

Sharing your "Climate Action"

So if you are taking action against climate breakdown and want to let other Quakers know about this,
Published: 02 August 2021

Yearly Meeting 2021 plans

Yearly Meeting in Session 2021 will be held online. It will be held mainly between 31 July and 8 August.
Published: 31 July 2021

Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021: nurturing and inspiring the Quaker community

More details have been announced about Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021 (YMG),
Published: 31 July 2021

Swarthmore Lecture 2021

‘Kinder ground: creating space for truth’. - Thomas Penny
Published: 31 July 2021

Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021: preparation and volunteering

Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021 will nurture and inspire our Quaker Community. This preparation pack (PDF) welcomes you.
Published: 31 July 2021

Bookings are now open

'For our comfort and discomfort: living equality and truth in a time of crisis'.
Published: 30 July 2021

Annual review 2020

2020 has been a year of contrasts.
Published: 24 July 2021

Why we should be wary of ‘net zero’ climate targets

You're probably familiar with the argument, made repeatedly by scientists, campaigners,
Published: 24 July 2021

How a local study group became climate champions

In this video interview Rebecca Woo talks to Quaker Rosemary Hartill
Published: 19 July 2021

Book your place at YMG

Find out about the variety of Fringe activities and lectures on offer at Yearly Meeting Gathering in our latest update.
Published: 19 July 2021

Crafting peace

The UK government is currently pressing ahead with its plans to increase its number of nuclear warheads by 44%.
Published: 19 July 2021

Everyday solidarity: love in action

"For me, the word 'solidarity' conjures thoughts, feelings, and actions that are rooted in mutuality, cooperation,
Published: 19 July 2021

YMG: unplugged sessions

Quaker Life are running silent worship offline as part of Yearly Meeting Gathering,
Published: 19 July 2021

YMG in pictures

How is your community engaging with Yearly Meeting Gathering? We’re keen to see pictures of your YMG activity.
Published: 19 July 2021

Mental health course

A face-to-face day retreat for Quakers who work in mental health. A day to care for yourself, to reflect, to rest.
Published: 10 July 2021

Racial justice and the Policing Bill

Teresa Parker explains how the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Published: 05 July 2021

Poetry resource for young people and teachers

Watch a video of the hard-hitting spoken work by Potent Whisper,
Published: 04 July 2021

Library collections policy

Britain Yearly Meeting's trustees have approved a new collections development policy,
Published: 04 July 2021

Dementia in our Quaker meetings

Dementia in our Quaker meetings offers thoughts on being together in a Quaker community when dementia is present.
Published: 04 July 2021

I thank You God for most this amazing day by e.e. cummings

A contribution in the second meeting / the aftermeeting.
Published: 04 July 2021

Opening the door to conversation about mental health

This 2.5 hour workshop gives Quakers the opportunity to talk about mental health and well-being
Published: 03 July 2021

Friends General Conference invite

Friends General Conference is is an association of regional Quaker communities in the US and Canada.
Published: 27 June 2021

Help name our new office in Leeds

"The aim is to provide a base for action and work with Quaker communities across the north of England
Published: 25 June 2021

Quiet Company annual review

Quiet Company has just released its annual review for 2020, focusing on the impact of the pandemic on its operations
Published: 25 June 2021

A Quaker approach to mental health

For some the pandemic's impact on mental health will have brought new and challenging experiences.
Published: 25 June 2021

What it means to be a non-credal church

How it is that Quakers are a non-credal church, and what the implications of that are.
Published: 25 June 2021

BLM 2021: Racial Justice workshop

We're a year on from the murder of George Floyd.
Published: 15 June 2021

Your picture please

Have a camera or a smartphone? We're building an image bank of real Quakers doing Quaker things.
Published: 08 June 2021

Non-credal church

How is it that Quakers are a non-credal church? What are the implications of this?
Published: 08 June 2021

Mental health and Quakers

During the pandemic many of us have been feeling isolated, depressed and more anxious than usual.
Published: 08 June 2021

Friends House welcomes event bookings

Friends House is open for event bookings. Enquiries
Published: 08 June 2021

Summer events for young people

This summer Quaker events for young people will be happening in-person up and down the country.
Published: 08 June 2021

Make COP26 count

We have been working with partners in the Faith for the Climate Network in advance of the UN climate talks.
Published: 08 June 2021

Campaign update: military spending

The recent international #DefundTheMilitary twitter action has reached of over 34 million Twitter accounts.
Published: 08 June 2021

Reflections on George Floyd

Listen again to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’s service marking one year since the murder of George Floyd.
Published: 08 June 2021

Quaker Question Time with Preet Kaur Gill

Labour MP Preet Kaur Gill will feature in the second of our Quaker Question Times, taking place online on Tuesday 8 June
Published: 08 June 2021

Untangling the legacies of slavery

‘Untangling the legacies of slavery: Deconstructing Mission Christianity of our contemporary Kerygma’
Published: 11 May 2021

Living adventurously: a decade as Recording Clerk

Paul Parker looks back at a decade of Quaker work and asks some key questions for the future
Published: 07 May 2021

New support for Quaker communities

A living faith is about relationships. This underpins this exciting way of offering integrated support to Quaker communities.
Published: 07 May 2021

Telling the story of us all

Roots is a moving new animated short film written and produced by Catherine Henderson,
Published: 06 May 2021

Scottish parliamentary elections in 2021

We have worked with other churches to produce guides to help you engage with the Scottish elections happening on 6 May 2021
Published: 06 May 2021

Enough Is Enough

Enough is Enough by Karine Polwart, Oi Musica & The Soundhouse Choir
Published: 03 May 2021

What's wrong with the Armed Forces Bill?

Ellis Brooks outlines the key Quaker concerns about the Armed Forces Bill,
Published: 30 April 2021

Quakers improve new law

Quakers and other campaigners have secured a key change to the Overseas Operations Bill.
Published: 30 April 2021

Taking action on climate – and beyond

"Childcare, emotional support, cooking or administrative tasks are also forms of social action.
Published: 30 April 2021

Online youth groups

Young Quakers from across Britain have an opportunity to join together for fun, worship and discussion
Published: 27 April 2021

Twitter action: #DefundTheMilitary

Published: 26 April 2021

Journey to COP26: our sacred Earth

"Wanting to do the best for our children, wanting to be able to look young people in the eye and say we tried.
Published: 25 April 2021

Room names and race

As part of our wider work towards becoming an actively anti-racist church,
Published: 21 April 2021

Quakers influence Overseas Operations Bill

Quakers and other campaigners have persuaded members of the House of Lords to vote for a key change to the Overseas Operations Bill.
Published: 21 April 2021

Simpler Meetings

How can we release the joy of being a Quaker? One way is by making our meetings and organisation simpler.
Published: 18 April 2021

Conscience webinar

'Exploring the history of conscientious objection to military taxation' will include three Quaker speakers.
Published: 15 April 2021

Gretchen Castle's talk given to interfaith leaders.

On Quaer engagement in sustainabilityy - Faith and Science: Toward COP26
Published: 15 April 2021

Mary Ward: Beyond the painted life

The painted life of Mary Ward shows a woman of great personal holiness seeking God.
Published: 11 April 2021

My brothers keeper

A British short film about a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and his guard who reunite after 13 years,
Published: 11 April 2021

Thoughts in meeting

How do we live our life?
Published: 11 April 2021

When you looked at me

When you looked at me by
St. John of the Cross

Published: 11 April 2021

Not in vain by Emily Dickinson

A short poem by Emily Dickinson that came up in the after meeting - the meeting after worship.
Published: 11 April 2021

Journey to COP26 events

We invite people of all faith groups and of none to join in a celebration of the planet on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April.
Published: 11 April 2021

How Quakers can respond to the government's new immigration plan

"How can we claim to be upholders of peace if we accept proposals which are silent on the conflicts
Published: 09 April 2021

Inspiring the journey to COP26

"I was forwarded an email asking for help to support a Quaker climate change initiative. Here was something I could do.
Published: 09 April 2021

The right to protest: it's not over

"If the bill became law, it would severely limit the right to protest.
Published: 09 April 2021

Connection, belonging and meaning in lockdown

"For me, community is about living out a shared story with a shared purpose,
Published: 08 April 2021

Spring into action

Many thanks to those of you who sent in images last month. We still need your photographs of Friends doing their thing
Published: 08 April 2021

Taking pictures

A short guide about taking pictures that mean something, inspire. How to record what happens.
Published: 08 April 2021

Quakers and the UN climate talks: workshops near you

Join one of our regional, online workshops to explore the basics of the COP26 climate talks.
Published: 08 April 2021

Making your money work for good

The UK Nuclear Weapons Financing Research Group is an interfaith initiative that includes Quakers in Britain.
Published: 30 March 2021

Support for those working with young people

Join this networking opportunity for all those working with Quaker young people (aged 11–18)
Published: 27 March 2021

How young can elders be?

"I asked if any of the children wanted to be 'in charge' of the worship. Three hands shot up..."
Published: 26 March 2021

Talking about 'the Quaker Way'

Quaker Jennifer Kavanagh was a recent guest on the Nomad Podcast.
Published: 26 March 2021

Event: Responding to those seeking sanctuary

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland is running a webinar exploring how churches can effectively respond to those in need
Published: 24 March 2021

Grants for adult education

Our Adult Education Grants are for members and attenders who need financial help to study in further or higher education.
Published: 19 March 2021

Why protest shouldn’t be prevented

"A key part of Quaker faith is putting that faith into action, trying to change the world using nonviolent methods...
Published: 19 March 2021

What a difference a year makes

"Normal itself was going to change, the world around us was going to change, and we would to have to change with it."
Published: 19 March 2021

The changing shape of Quaker meetings

The fact that a quarter of Quaker meetings have grown in size in the past decade
Published: 19 March 2021

Churches oppose stockpiling of nuclear weapons

'Global Britain' should strive for peaceful and cooperative international relationships..."
Published: 19 March 2021

Event: Annual peace lecture

‘Can war be abolished? Britain’s role in working for world peace’
Published: 13 March 2021

Towards an anti-racist culture at BYM

"We can’t allow racism to be part of our culture. It’s extremely important that everyone feels valued and respected."
Published: 12 March 2021

Why the nuclear debate must uplift women’s voices

"What happens when we look at nuclear issues with women in frame?"
Published: 12 March 2021

Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021 moves online

Covid-19 has led to many changes. This summer, around two thousand Quakers expected to spend a week together for worship
Published: 05 March 2021

Nobel nominations

The Nobel peace prize shines a spotlight on how groups worldwide work for peace.
Published: 05 March 2021

Taking photos, telling stories

We need pictures of real Quakers doing Quakery things and the events they go to. Got a camera or a smartphone?
Published: 05 March 2021

Making change happen in Rwanda

"Not only are young people key drivers of change in Rwanda, they are powerful allies,
Published: 25 February 2021

Quaker Question Time with Sayeeda Warsi

Discuss politics, religion and everything in between with Sayeeda Warsi in the first of our Quaker Question Times.
Published: 25 February 2021

Getting to the root of things: peace, crime and justice

Hundreds of years ago, one of the founders of Quakerism, George Fox,
Published: 19 February 2021

Nobel Peace Prize nominations for 2021

The American Friends Service Committee and Quaker Peace & Social Witness have nominated two organisations,
Published: 19 February 2021

Help end the finance of nuclear weapons

As part of the Nuclear Weapons Financing Research group, BYM supports the move of money away from nuclear weapons.
Published: 19 February 2021

Coal mine plan to be reassessed

Cumbria County Council is reassessing the permission it granted for a new coal mine near Whitehaven
Published: 18 February 2021

The BIG Questions

Britain Yearly Meeting trustee Danielle Walker Palmour was a panelist on Sunday morning's BBC1 programme The BIG Questions.
Published: 18 February 2021

Fossil fuel finance:

faith groups urge government to keep its word.
Published: 18 February 2021

Stansted 15 appeal upheld

A group of nonviolent activists, known as the Stansted 15,
Published: 18 February 2021

Sustainability advices and queries

"Reflection and discernment are particularly important when it comes to sustainability.
Published: 18 February 2021

A new reality: Quaker worship and community in 2021

In February 100 Quakers took part in a session exploring the challenges and opportunities for British Quaker meetings
Published: 17 February 2021

Protecting the most vulnerable

"At its heart, safeguarding is about having a real and active concern for everyone,
Published: 16 February 2021

Nuclear Ban Treaty events - NCPO

There are lots of events to celebrate the Nuclear Ban Treaty's entry into force.
Published: 22 January 2021

Nuclear Ban Treaty events - Tottenham

Tottenham Quakers will be holding a commemorative event.
Published: 22 January 2021

Nuclear Ban Treaty events - Cambridge

Cambridgeshire Quakers are running a Zoom event:
Published: 22 January 2021

Quakers lobby Lords on Overseas Operations Bill

Quakers were mentioned twice in a debate about the Overseas Operations Bill in the House of Lords this week,
Published: 22 January 2021

In the media: Becoming a Quaker in Ireland

"Most of the worthy and wise decisions of my life have been made on a whim."
Published: 22 January 2021

Contacting your MP: why, when and how

"So, writing to your MP can work. But what happens if your MP doesn't reply,
Published: 22 January 2021

Nuclear weapons become illegal under international law

On Friday 22 January nuclear weapons become banned under international law.
Published: 22 January 2021

Joining together to build back better

Since the launch of the wider campaign in June, Quakers in Britain have been working to 'build back better'
Published: 22 December 2020

Quakers welcome historic Nuclear Ban Treaty

The Nuclear Ban Treaty is entering into force as international law on 22 January 2021 – a move welcomed by Quakers in Britain
Published: 22 December 2020

Migrants Day plea for justice

Ahead of International Migrants Day on Friday,
Published: 22 December 2020

Supporting Quaker work in difficult times

"Britain Yearly Meeting could not have made it through without your support!
Published: 22 December 2020

Tide turning and tidal waves

Lisa Cumming shares her reflections on 2020,
Published: 22 December 2020

Supporting mental health

Reports in the press have highlighted the negative effect the Covid-19 pandemic
Published: 16 December 2020

Remembering the Kindertransport

David Attenborough, Esther Rantzen and Quakers in Britain’s Marigold Bentley were among the speakers
Published: 16 December 2020

A Quaker take on the Bible

How do Quakers read and interpret the Bible? In this episode of our podcast we hear from Mark Russ. Rhiannnon Grant,
Published: 16 December 2020

#UKDefundWar Twitter action - thank you!

Last week's #UKDefundWar Twitter action in opposition to the £24 billion increase in UK military spending,
Published: 16 December 2020

Facing up to racism

"It is not enough to acknowledge these wounds . . . " How Meeting for Sufferings' has approached the subject of racism.
Published: 16 December 2020

Human Rights Day 2020

On global Human Rights Day 110 groups from across the UK issued an open letter to the Prime Minister and political leaders,
Published: 16 December 2020

Making Peace A Priority

"The UK government is hiking military spending by £24 billion for more "global influence"
Published: 15 December 2020

How Quakers are championing democracy

Recent government initiatives are making it more difficult for campaigning voices from faith and other groups to be heard.
Published: 15 December 2020

Kinder, refugees and host families: then and now

Quaker Marigold Bentley will be speaking about Quakers and Kindertranspor
Published: 30 November 2020

Quaker Quest - Discover a spiritual path for our time

Welcome to Quaker Quest - Quaker Quest helps people find out about the Quaker way of life.
Published: 30 November 2020

Quaker faith in action - Newsletter

Dear Friend,
Last month, many of you created beautiful white-poppy-themed posters and crafts to put in your windows.

Published: 28 November 2020

Yearly Meeting 2020: listening to the promptings of love and truth

“This Yearly Meeting has been a very different experience and yet the enduring spirit of the living God has been still present”
Published: 28 November 2020

The Epistle of Britian Yearly Meeting

Held online on Sunday 15th November 2020
"To all Friends everywhere".

Published: 28 November 2020

Books of the week

James, our Quaker Centre Bookshop manager, is sharing his latest book recommendations every Wednesday
Published: 28 November 2020

Building back better through history

Take a look back at times in the past when Quakers have
Published: 28 November 2020

Moving forward, with your support

This month sees the launch of our new look contribution materials for use by Quaker treasurers and collectors.
Published: 28 November 2020

Government engagement with faith groups

The UK government is asking for views on how it should engage with faith groups in England,
Published: 28 November 2020

Time for Quakers to tackle racism

"...this is an important moment, nationally and globally and there is an appetite,
Published: 28 November 2020

Spending review fails to deliver

Quakers in Britain called for spending on a green and just recovery from COVID-19
Published: 28 November 2020

Survey - 'elders' and 'overseers'

What does ‘overseer’ mean to you? Should we change how we describe elders?
Published: 28 November 2020

Salter Lecture

This year's Salter Lecture took place as an online seminar with Woodbrooke tutor Stuart Masters.
Published: 28 November 2020

Local development work in your part of the Yearly Meeting

Come along to an online information session for Friends to find out more about how local development workers help Quaker
Published: 26 November 2020

Quaker Quest - Discover a spiritual path for our time

Welcome to Quaker Quest - Quaker Quest helps people find out about the Quaker way of life.
Published: 23 November 2020

Our faith, our work: 2020 in review

The events of 2020 have made us all do things differently, and Britain Yearly Meeting is no exception.
Published: 17 November 2020

Quaker Quest - Discover a spiritual path for our time

Welcome to Quaker Quest - Quaker Quest helps people find out about the Quaker way of life.
Published: 16 November 2020

Yearly Meeting 2020: book your place now!

Not since 1668 has anything – not even world wars – prevented Yearly Meeting, the highlight of the Quaker year.
Published: 15 November 2020

Yearly Meeting 2020

This year Britain Yearly Meeting will be held online.
Published: 15 November 2020

A talk on Assisted Dying by Luton Quakers

Luton and Leighton Area Meeting has recently held a webinar on our Concern for compassionate assistance to die.
Published: 15 November 2020

Should Quakers apologise for their role in the Atlantic slave trade?

Across Quaker communities conversations about racism in Britain are taking place.
Published: 14 November 2020

Quaker Quest - Discover a spiritual path for our time

Welcome to Quaker Quest - Quaker Quest helps people find out about the Quaker way of life.
Published: 09 November 2020

At the interface of interfaith

"The Inter Faith Network sits at another interface between faith communities and the governments of the UK.
Published: 08 November 2020

Remembrance Sunday - two perspectives

"we owe it to the next generation to tell of how change can come about and differences dealt with which don’t involve
Published: 08 November 2020

Overseas Operations Bill passes through Commons

The controversial Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill has passed through the House of Commons.
Published: 08 November 2020

Quakers join actions to mark postponed climate talks

As the original date of the COP26 climate talks approaches,
Published: 08 November 2020

A weekend about Quaker Membership

Quaker Quest runs events each spring and autumn for those wanting to find out more about Quakers
Published: 06 November 2020

Preparing for Remembrance

We are preparing for Remembrance whilst bearing in mind that we are in times that invite us to find new ways to engage with
Published: 04 November 2020

Finding Out About Quakers

Quaker Quest runs events each spring and autumn for those wanting to find out more about Quakers
Published: 16 October 2020

Invitation to attend the Zoom webinar

Listening to Voices from the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme for Palestine-Israel (EAPPI)
Published: 13 October 2020

Quaker Week

'Living as a Quaker today' is the theme of this year's Quaker Week. How does being a Quaker shape your life?
Published: 02 October 2020

Finding Out About Quakers

Quaker Quest runs events each spring and autumn for those wanting to find out more about Quakers
Published: 04 September 2020

Nominations for Junior Yearly Meeting 2020

Please continue to consider whether there are young people who might benefit from attending JYM at Yearly Meeting Gathering.
Published: 01 August 2020

Be part of it: YMG 2020

Yearly Meeting Gathering (YMG) is a week-long residential gathering for all Quakers in Britain, taking place from 1–7 August
Published: 01 August 2020

Yearly Meeting Gathering 2020

At Yearly Meeting Gathering, Quakers from all over Britain come together in a residential gathering.
Published: 01 August 2020

Patterns and examples - Deep roots for strong communities.

Are you a role holder at a Quaker meeting? Would you benefit from a day of support,
Published: 27 June 2020

The work of the Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relationship

This will be held after meeting for worship and a shared luch to which all are warmley invited.
Published: 31 May 2020

Finding Out About Quakers

Quaker Quest runs events each spring and autumn for those wanting to find out more about Quakers
Published: 17 April 2020

Quaker Youth Work Conference

Networking and learning day for all involved in Quaker youth work, i.e. link group, teenage meeting, summer events.
Published: 28 March 2020

Living adventurously in lockdown

Remembering the experiences of Quakers in the past while using the technology of the present can help Quakers continue to
Published: 27 March 2020

New light in the darkness: how Quakers are staying connected 1.

From online worship to picking up the phone, Quakers across Britain are exploring ways to be together while apart.
Published: 27 March 2020

Thoughts on online meeting for worship

Self-isolating and unable to get to a Quaker meeting in person, Tim Gee shares some thoughts on joining his first online
Published: 27 March 2020

Event cancellations

Quakers in Britain cancelled four national events planned for March and April. Other events during this time have been
Published: 27 March 2020

Site and office closures

Friends House in London, the central offices of Quakers in Britain, and Swarthmoor Hall in Cumbria are now closed until at
Published: 27 March 2020

Book launch

Invitation to launch of book about Quaker international conciliation work.
Published: 12 March 2020

What next for Quaker conciliation work?

Quakers have been working to reconcile opposed groups in conflict-ridden areas for decades, but the confidential nature
Published: 12 March 2020

Book Launch - 'Dining with diplomats, praying with gunmen'

Book launch with author Anne Bennett, illustrator Lynn Finnegan and Quaker conciliator Martin Macpherson
Published: 12 March 2020

2020 Vision

Finding Hope In Hard Times
For 13 to 17 year olds.

Published: 06 March 2020

A Day Retreat for Quakers who work in mental health

A day of worship, reflection, sharing, connections and gentle activities. There is no charge for the day
Published: 29 February 2020

Beautiful Trouble 4 Climate Strikers

Join this lively and interactive workshop to learn and explore tactics, principles and strategy to supercharge our climate
Published: 29 February 2020

Quaker faith in action - ( Quaker Peace & Social Witness )

Putting Climate Justice Front And Centre
Published: 29 February 2020

Discovering, growing and nurturing Quaker communities

A Quaker Life catalogue of resources for meetings Ministry & Outreach and Children & Young People’s work
Published: 27 February 2020

Quaker News issue 105

Quaker News is a magazine about work Britain Yearly Meeting does on behalf of all Quakers in Britain.
Published: 27 February 2020

Books of the Month for Children & Young Adults from the Quaker Centre Bookshop.

March flyer from Quaker Centre Book Shop
Published: 27 February 2020

Young peoples books of the month

Published: 27 February 2020

Climate justice a Quaker view

“The environmental crisis is enmeshed with global economic injustice and we must face our responsibility
Published: 27 February 2020

Minute 33 - Who we are? How do we live? What impact does our living have?

We have embarked on an exploration of privilege, seeking to become aware of the unseen and unspoken chains that bind us,
Published: 22 February 2020

A Quaker take on... Sex

What do Quakers think about sex, sexuality and spirituality? How can we all talk with young people about relationships,
Published: 22 February 2020

Epistle from Britain Yearly Meeting, held at Friends House, London on 24 - 27 May 2019

Loving greetings to Friends everywhere,

Our themes have encouraged us to look through the lens of privilege at

Published: 16 February 2020

Why have a book of Discipline?

Report of a woodbrooke conference held 8 to 10 November 2019 given to Area Meeting by Ken.
Published: 16 February 2020

Young Quakers Calendar

and other things!

Published: 01 February 2020

Books of the month - February

Rewilding a Life and other book suggestions for February.
Published: 01 February 2020

Children and Youing Peoples books

Nothing ever happens here and other book suggestions for February.
Published: 01 February 2020

Swarthmoor Hall 2020 pilgrimage guide (PDF)

in fox's footsteps: planning 1652 country quaker pilgrimages
Published: 01 February 2020

Swarthmoor Hall Programme Guide

Swarthmoor Hall is a 16th-century country house and has special signifi cance for Quakers.
Published: 01 February 2020

Journeys in the Spirit

Resources to use with children and young people in a Quaker setting
Published: 01 February 2020

Our faith, our community: a reality check for 2020

As a turbulent new year begins, Paul Parker looks at the current state of British Quakerism through three different lenses
Published: 01 February 2020

BBC One's Songs of Praise

For Holocaust Memorial Day BBC One's Songs of Praise went to the Library at Friends House in London to find out about the
Published: 01 February 2020

In the Media/The Guardian

two Quakers shared their connections to Quakerism and how they came to live together.
Published: 01 February 2020

Welcoming children and families

7 ways to welcome children and families to your Quaker meeting.
Published: 01 February 2020

Engaging with politics: have your say

What support do you need from Britain Yearly Meeting to help you or your meeting engage with politics in the future?
Published: 01 February 2020

What’s wrong with Prevent?

"Quakers hold tackling the roots of violence to be essential, but in our experience Prevent doesn't do that.
Published: 01 February 2020

Singing Workshop

Singing is a wonderful way of bringing your Quaker community together.
Published: 25 January 2020

Book of the month - November

November 2019 editions of Books of the Month and Children & Young Adults Books of the Month from the Quaker Centre Bookshop.
Published: 21 December 2019

Building understanding and tolerance in a divided society

Bridging divides isn't just about building unity but becoming more comfortable in our disunity, says Oliver Robertson.
Published: 16 December 2019

A Quaker take on Christmas Part 1

Celebrate - or not - the festive season with some different perspectives on Quakers and Christmas
Published: 16 December 2019

A Quaker take on Christmas Part 2

Celebrate - or not - the festive season with some different perspectives on Quakers and Christmas
Published: 16 December 2019

A Quaker take on Christmas Part 3

Celebrate - or not - the festive season with some different perspectives on Quakers and Christmas
Published: 16 December 2019

Quaker stories

Jan Gale shares her experience of her first Quaker meeting – and finding her new spiritual home
Published: 16 December 2019

A Seasonal Book of the month

Some of the books they mention are:
Published: 08 December 2019

Young Peoples Book of the Month

With special seasonal attractions, some of the suggestions are:
Published: 08 December 2019


Quaker communities of all sizes rely on individual Friends serving in roles.

Published: 08 December 2019

Governance Gold

After a break, Governance Gold has returned. This latest issue contains material on sending information to be included
Published: 08 December 2019

Young Peoples Books

November 2019 editions of Books for Children & Young Adults Books of the Month from the Quaker Centre Bookshop.
Published: 07 November 2019

The Young Quaker

The Young Quaker, Issue 22, October 2019 covering the themes of identity and values.
Published: 07 November 2019

Mental Health Conversations

This is a new report, based on conversations with Friends who have lived experience of mental health problems.
Published: 07 November 2019

Eva Pinthus Awards

Awards of up to £5,000 and pastoral support available from the Quaker Peace Studies Trust for students who are studying
Published: 07 November 2019

Responding to the Prevent inquiry

The government is reviewing Prevent – the way in which it tries to stop people getting involved in terrorism.
Published: 07 November 2019

Quaker Activist Gathering 2019

At the Quaker Activist Gathering we will gather as a community of Quakers and Quaker-curious people for an intergenerational,
Published: 02 November 2019

What to expect at a Quaker meeting for worship

Stillness, peace, and connection. Suki Ferguson explores meeting for worship.
Published: 19 October 2019

A delicious way to make a difference

As the Bake the Difference programme returns for its second year at Friends House, we reflect on the highs and lows of Year
Published: 19 October 2019

Quaker stories: John Reeve

“Sam was my teacher for two years. A surviving soldier of World War I, he had become an ardent pacifist, socialist,
Published: 19 October 2019

Friends and fiction

The Library at Friends House in London have delved into their collection to take a look at some of the wide
Published: 19 October 2019

Does punishment work?

Home Secretary Priti Patel says she wants criminals to 'literally feel terror at the thought of committing offences'.
Published: 19 October 2019

Quaker Week

Quaker Week is a time to celebrate Quaker work, faith and community.
Published: 06 October 2019

Want to go to Glasto?

Our Quaker tent will return to Glastonbury Festival in 2020, and we are looking for volunteers to help run it.
Published: 29 September 2019

On earth as it is in heaven: exploring Quaker eco-theology

In this year's Swarthmore Lecture, which took place as part of our annual gathering Yearly Meeting,
Published: 29 September 2019

Tax - Meeting forr learning

All are welcome to stay on after meeting for coffee and biscuites and today to learn about our TAX system.
Published: 29 September 2019

Quaker Week

Keighley Quaker Meeting has displays in Keighley and Bingley libraries. If you would like to find out more about local
Published: 29 September 2019

Quaker Week

Keighley Quaker Meeting has displays in Keighley and Bingley libraries.
Published: 29 September 2019

Book of the Month - October

From the Quaker Centre Book Shop.
Published: 29 September 2019

Young Peoples Book List - October

From the Quaker Centre Book Shop
Published: 29 September 2019

2019 Swarthmore Lecture book now available

‘On earth as it is in heaven’, the 2019 Swarthmore Lecture, explores Quaker eco-theology – from early Friends to Quakers
Published: 29 September 2019

Preparing for a general election

General elections are a key opportunity to influence future decisionmakers
Published: 29 September 2019

Quaker faith in action

It's hard to know where to start with this month's update – there is so much to report!
Published: 29 September 2019

Exploring peace with local young people

Find out how a Quaker group reached out to local children over the summer to share a message of peace,
Published: 29 September 2019

Quaker News Autumn 2019

The latest edition of Quaker News will be in Quaker meetings at the end of the week and is also now available online.
Published: 29 September 2019

Quaker Week 2019

Quaker Week is all about Quaker stories. Do you know each other’s stories? Can you share your meeting’s story with the world?
Published: 28 September 2019

Quakers Values in Education Conference

This will be open to all and be held at the Bull Street Meeting house in Birmingham.
Published: 28 September 2019

Book of the month - September

This months suggestions from Quaker Centre Book Shop
Published: 02 September 2019

Books for Young Adults and Children

This months suggestions from the Quaker Centre Bookshop.
Published: 02 September 2019

Meeting centred support

Building on the successful Vibrancy in Meetings Pilot Programme,
Published: 02 September 2019

Book of the month August

Titles of books this month are:
Published: 26 August 2019

Young Children/Adult books of the month

MRS NOAH’S POCKETS and many other suggestions for this month.
Published: 26 August 2019

Sanctuary Every Where 2020 Appeal

The Sanctuary Everywhere programme supports Quaker meetings to create a culture of welcome in their communities for people
Published: 26 August 2019

Finding out about Quakers

Please encourage enquirers or those new to Quakerism to attend an enquirers weekend. The Quaker Quest team will guide
Published: 26 August 2019

A seventeen-year-old Quaker's urgent call for climate justice

Youth climate striker and London Quaker, Anya Nanning Ramamurthy, addressed faith groups with this call to climate justice
Published: 19 August 2019

Quakers: The Religious Society of Hufflepuffs?

Chloe Scaling takes a light-hearted look at the possible parallels between Quakerism and the world of Harry Potter.
Published: 29 July 2019

Respected Friend? Women and equality in the Society of Friends

Quaker women in history have a reputation for being bolder and more publicly visible than their contemporaries,
Published: 29 July 2019

A seventeen-year-old Quaker's urgent call for climate justice

Youth climate striker and London Quaker, Anya Nanning Ramamurthy, addressed faith groups with this call to climate justice
Published: 25 July 2019

Conscientious objectors of first world war – their untold tales

Project recognises names of 400 men held in Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire
Published: 19 July 2019

Tax Justice Sunday

Tax Justice Sunday will be held on 7 July as part of Fair Tax Week, a new initiative organised by Fair Tax Mark.
Published: 07 July 2019

Mass lobby for climate: Quakers meet with MPs to talk policy

More than 100 Quakers travelled from as far afield as Glasgow and Devon in order to meet their parliamentary representatives
Published: 01 July 2019

Books of the month - July 2019

from the Quaker Centre Bookshop
Published: 01 July 2019

Children's and Young Adult Books for July

Follow the link below
Published: 01 July 2019

The Young Quaker, Issue 21: May 2019 – The Literary Issue

The Young Friends General Meeting magazine
Published: 01 July 2019

Quaker Renewable Energy Scheme (QRES)

In 2011, as Quakers we committed to becoming a low-carbon, sustainable community
Published: 01 July 2019

Good Energy

The booklet
Published: 01 July 2019

Why we’re going to Glastonbury

With its mix of music, politics and spirituality, Glastonbury festival remains one of the biggest in Britain
Published: 01 July 2019

Victory for campaigners over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Quakers in Britain welcome the legal decision that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen are unlawful and applaud
Published: 01 July 2019

Quakers in the media

On the Trail of the Quaker Aunts
Published: 01 July 2019

The Time is Now

Mass lobby of Parliament on environment and climate change.
Published: 26 June 2019

Yearly Meeting 2019

Details about Yearly Meeting 2019
Published: 24 May 2019

Books of the month - May 2019

from the Quaker Centre Bookshop
Published: 10 May 2019

Swarthmoor Hall Spring 2019 Courses and Events

Spring courses and events at Swarthmoor Hall.
Published: 10 May 2019

Finding out about Quakers: Two events for newcomers

New to Quakers? Want to explore Quaker Worship?
Published: 26 April 2019

What's it like to be a Sanctuary Meeting?

From vegetarian lunches to campaigning on indefinite detention, Chloe Scaling finds out how Cardiff Quaker Meeting became a
Published: 19 April 2019

How Quakers worship

Curious about attending a Quaker meeting for worship but not sure what to expect beyond a certain amount of silence?
Published: 19 April 2019

Quakers in the media

The i newspaper takes a look at how Quakerism has recently featured in two different TV comedy series: BBC Three's Fleabag
Published: 19 April 2019

Seeking transformation, not retribution in East Africa

Lisa Cumming shares what she's learned from East African social change activists who have come together to form a new
Published: 19 April 2019

What do Quakers believe?

Broadcaster and Quaker Geoffrey Durham recently launched his new book What do Quakers believe? with a talk exploring
Published: 19 April 2019

Sharing the costs: Opening access to Yearly Meeting 2019

Ann Pfeiffer shares how the support of Friends will help more Quakers in Britain take part in our annual
Published: 19 April 2019

A Quaker take on Easter

Alistair Fuller shares how his understanding of Holy Week and Easter has evolved from childhood chocolate to a deeper
Published: 19 April 2019

Finding out about Quakers: Two events for newcomers

New to Quakers? Want to explore Quaker Worship?
Published: 12 April 2019

War School documentary film screening

Hosted by Stockport Quaker Meeting House.
Published: 05 April 2019

Women's Day

Multipal events across UK and beyond.
Published: 08 March 2019

6 things you never knew were invented by Quakers

From anti-capitalist boardgames to star-spangled banners to one very controversial line, Jon Martin takes a look back at some
Published: 03 March 2019

Brexit and Quaker values: what can we do?

What can members of a faith group committed to peace, equality, integrity and sustainability do to ensure those values stay
Published: 03 March 2019

Revising Quaker faith & practice: appointing the committee

The central text for Quakers in Britain is being rewritten to reflect Quakerism today and for the future. .
Published: 03 March 2019

Four ways to hold courageous conversations

From Brexit to how best to stop climate breakdown, there are many of divisive issues about.
Published: 03 March 2019

Quaker News - Out Now.

The latest edition of our print magazine Quaker News 102 is now available in Quaker meetings and online.
Published: 03 March 2019

All Are Welcome: Engaging and connecting with families

A day for Friends to come together to share stories and explore what it means to be an all age community.
Published: 02 March 2019

Books of the month - March 2019

from the Quaker Centre Bookshop
Published: 27 February 2019

Swarthmoor Hall Spring 2019 Courses and Events

Spring courses and events at Swarthmoor Hall.
Published: 27 February 2019

Nuclear Weapon Ban Briefi ng

Where we are today
Published: 27 February 2019

Quaker Living Wage Campaign success

A little news on the Living Wage work that Quakers are doing - in the autumn, the Quaker Tapestry Museum became an accredited
Published: 27 February 2019

Your stories: Nailsworth Quaker Meeting create a peace garden

Rebecca Stapleford, Warden for Nailsworth Quaker Meeting, shares the story behind Nailsworth Quaker Meeting's new Peace
Published: 27 February 2019

Outreach Conference 2019

Making Quakers well known and widely understood. Please ask Area Meeting to nominate someone, please encourage interested
Published: 15 February 2019

How can Quaker communities thrive in 2019?

Nurturing our communities, and being open to the change and challenges this may bring,
Published: 10 February 2019

Quaker stories

“The network of young Friends has been invaluable for me since graduating and leaving my first Quaker community in Durham.
Published: 10 February 2019

See Kevin's Quaker journey

Quakerism is built on common themes, but the journey is different for everyone.
Published: 10 February 2019

February Books Of The Month

from the Quaker Centre Bookshop.
Published: 08 February 2019

Exploring Diversity And Inclusion

A selection of courses responding to Britain Yearly Meeting’s call to examine our diversity and help Friends prepare for
Published: 08 February 2019

Swarthmoor Hall Programme

Swarthmoor Hall 2019 Programme Guide (PDF) Including residential retreats, courses and pilgrimages, and day events.
Published: 08 February 2019

Young Quakers Calendat 2019

Full detailes about activities and involvement for young people.
Published: 08 February 2019

Answering that of God in everyone

A diversity and inclusion national gathering.
Published: 18 January 2019

Book of the month December

From the Quaker Book Shop.

Link below (PDF)

Published: 03 December 2018

Trustees make decision over Palestine

Quakers in Britain has become the fi rst church in the UK to announce it will not invest any of its centrally-held funds in
Published: 03 December 2018

Patterns and examples

Are you serving your meeting? Would you benefit from a day of support, training, and spiritual nurture?
Published: 03 December 2018

Inclusion and diversity survey

Yearly Meeting 2017 minuted “a call to examine our diversity” and a diversity and inclusion coordinator was appointed to
Published: 03 December 2018

Are Sundays more sacred?

Jon Martin explores the faith basis for meeting for worship and challenges the notion that Quakers should always meet for an
Published: 16 November 2018

Remembrance is just the beginning

Upwards of half a million children were brought together this week to be inspired by peace.
Published: 16 November 2018

Supporting young people

A personal reflection on why this year's Quaker youth work conference focuses on supporting young people exploring their
Published: 16 November 2018

Featured resource: Owning power and privilege

"If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time…
Published: 16 November 2018

Bridging the Gap – Hope and Action

Theme was Making Connections

Published: 16 November 2018

Quaker Youth Work Conference

Published: 10 November 2018

Quaker Activist Gathering Day

We are excited to be running our popular Quaker Activist Gathering for the fifth consecutive year. It's an annual day-long
Published: 03 November 2018

Quaker Mental Health Forum

Young people and mental health
Published: 03 November 2018

Novembers Books Of The Month

PDF File of this month recomendations from Friends House, have a look|
Published: 31 October 2018


A selection of courses aimed at equipping and supporting those with various roles and responsibilities within Quaker meetings
Published: 31 October 2018

Ideas for Remembrance 11 November 201

The period leading up to and including Remembrance Day each year is a time which can turn into an apparent celebration of war
Published: 31 October 2018

Volunteers needed for children and young people’s events in 2019

There are a variety of national events being planned for children and young people in 2019.
Published: 31 October 2018

‘A safe place to explore anti-Semitism and what it means to us as Quakers.’

Marian Mc Nichol, Robert Cohen, a Jew with Palestinian sympathies from Bentham, Sue Beardon,
Published: 27 October 2018

War School: Screening and panel discussion

A documentary feature film by POW Productions Ltd about the battle for the hearts and minds of Britain's children in an
Published: 19 October 2018

Trying to be a pacifest

by Tim Gee
Published: 17 October 2018

Challenging militarism

Quakers are working with others to expose and challenge the new tide of militarism in Britain.
Published: 12 October 2018

Books of the Month October 2018

Quaker week edition.
Published: 08 October 2018

A Quaker Take

Recently relaunched, ‘A Quaker Take’ is a podcast discussing topics from a Quaker perspective. The most recent episode is
Published: 08 October 2018

Swarthmoor Hall News, October and November

This flyer is to let Friends know about residential courses & day events running at Swarthmoor Hall this autumn.
Published: 08 October 2018

Engaging with schools

A core aspect of most Religious Education curriculums involves finding out about faith communities and religious buildings
Published: 08 October 2018

Climate Justice: opportunities for action & witness

Events: last Friday of each month, nr Blackpool & 1 December, Manchester
Published: 08 October 2018

Young Friends General Meeting

YFGM postcards for outreach
Published: 08 October 2018

What to expect from a Quaker wedding

Michael Booth has been a guest at many Quaker weddings. Here, he looks at what makes them so special.
Published: 08 October 2018

Sowing seeds for a Quaker new economy

A Quaker entrepreneur has turned his hand to mustard-making. Olivia Hanks looks at how the business is part of a new economy
Published: 08 October 2018

Chyallenge of liberal theology in times of declining liberalism.

Public lecture on the future of faith.
Published: 06 October 2018

Quaker Week

Quaker Week 2018 - Room for More
Published: 29 September 2018

Quaker Week 2018

*upDated* Have you started planning your outreach for Quaker Week 2018?
Published: 29 September 2018

Nobel Peace Prize nominations requested for 2019

In 1947 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Quakers worldwide for the work they had done,
Published: 13 July 2018

Book Of The Month May

7 Books to make you think.
Published: 27 May 2018


Safeguarding documents and templates
Published: 27 May 2018


Lobby the UK government to take part in the UN’s upcoming conference on nuclear disarmament
Published: 27 May 2018

Britain Yearly Meeting 2018

*UpDated* All Friends are invited to participate in Yearly Meeting to be held at Friends House London
Published: 04 May 2018

Film Shadow World

Shadow World is based on the bookThe Shadow World-inside the Global ArmsTrade by South African whistle-blower Andrew Feinstein
Published: 26 April 2018

Film Shadow World

Shadow World is based on thebookThe Shadow World-inside the Global ArmsTrade by South African whistle-blower Andrew Feinstein
Published: 25 April 2018

Fly kites not drones

Reclaim the sky for peace this Persian New Year (Nao Roz) by flying kites not drones.
Published: 18 March 2018

Talking Friends

Is there anyone in your meeting who is visually impaired or finds it difficult to read for other reasons?
Published: 28 February 2018

General Data Protection Regulation

The new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018.
Published: 28 February 2018

Action on nuclear disarmament

Friends have been asking what they can do next now that the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been adopted
Published: 28 February 2018

Adult Education grants available

Grants are available for Quaker members and attenders continuing their education as mature students
Published: 04 February 2018

Books of the month February 2018

Books of the month for February 2018
Published: 04 February 2018

Swarthmoor hall 2018 Programme

The historic, peaceful and beautiful setting of Swarthmoor Hall provides a very special environment for the courses,
Published: 04 February 2018

Get the best of Britain Yearly Meeting’s digital content

Quake! is the new monthly email update on the work of Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) and Quakers in Britain.
Published: 04 February 2018

Mental health in our meetings

Quaker Life has just published this new leaflet on mental health in our meetings.
Published: 04 February 2018

‘Humbled & exhilarated’

Quakers and the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize
Published: 11 January 2018


Retreats and Working Weeks Programme for 2018 includes:

Published: 11 January 2018

Engaging with Families

an event for elders, overseers and other interested Friends
Published: 02 December 2017

Engaging with Families

an event for elders, overseers and other interested Friends
Published: 11 November 2017


Come away with us to the beautiful and peaceful surroundings in the heart of the Lake district and set your creativity free.
Published: 20 October 2017

In the World and not of it

Quakers have maintained a distinctive counter-cultural identity throughout our history,
Published: 29 September 2017

God, words and us

A book about Quakers in conversation about religious difference is coming soon
Published: 03 September 2017

You can be a Sanctuary Meeting

The Quakers’ new national migrants’ rights programme has launched.
Published: 03 September 2017

A Quaker funeral

Quaker Life has produced a new leaflet that meetings can use when holding a funeral or memorial meeting.
Published: 03 September 2017

Book of the month - September

from the Quaker Centre Bookshop.
Published: 03 September 2017

Among Friends

No 139 Summer 2017
Published: 03 September 2017

Earth and Economy Summer 2017

Published: 03 September 2017

Swarthmoor hall

2018 Residential Programme Preview
Published: 03 September 2017


For Friends involved in local ecumenical and interfaith work
Published: 03 September 2017

Yearly Meeting Gathering 2017

Yearly Meeting Gathering places still available
Published: 29 July 2017

Refugee Week

19–25 June, Friends House and across Britain
Published: 19 June 2017

Going Inside: training for Quaker prison chaplains

This training is open to all Quaker chaplains working in prisons and other secure environments,
Published: 16 June 2017

Book Of The Month June 2017

This months collection of recomendations and suggestions,
Published: 05 June 2017

The Young Quakers

the in-house magazine from Young Friends General Meeting. This issue has a particular focus on building bridges
Published: 05 June 2017

Our faith in action: Quaker work in 2016

Our faith in action gives a brief taste of the range of work carried out by Britain Yearly Meeting
Published: 05 June 2017

Friends House Family Day

This free event is a great opportunity for children, with an accompanying adult,
Published: 02 June 2017

Young Friends General Meeting, May gathering

Young Friends General Meeting will be having a three day gathering over the second May bank holiday.
Published: 26 May 2017

Christian Aid Week

Quakers are founding members of Christian Aid and have supported its work for 60 years.
Published: 14 May 2017

Pendle Hill Quakers and Fracking

Pendle Hill Quakers are concerned about fracking around the world.
Published: 06 May 2017

What have you learned from the process of reading Quaker faith & practice?

If you have been following the ‘Reading Quaker faith & practice calendar’, then you will have just finished the whole book.
Published: 26 April 2017

Book of the month May 2017

This months collection of recomendations and suggestions,
Published: 26 April 2017

Children and Young People

‘Living our faith in the world’ – an opportunity for 13- to 17-year-olds
Published: 08 April 2017

Book of the month April

This months collection of recomendations and suggestions,
Published: 02 April 2017

Among Friends

Issue 138, Spring 2017 This issue focuses on Europe, its institutions and past, present and future challenges.
Published: 02 April 2017

March Book of the Month

7 recomendations for reading this month from Quaker Centre Bookshop.
Published: 12 March 2017

The Young Quaker

This edition of the Young Friends General Meeting’s magazine
Published: 12 March 2017

What have you learned from the process of reading

The Book of Discipline Revision Preparation Group invite feedback from all those who have been reading our current book
Published: 12 March 2017

February Book of the Month

Published: 09 March 2017

Young Peoples Calender

Young Peoples Calender for 2017
Published: 09 March 2017

Creating New Homes – what can we do?

London Quakers will run another conference on housing concerns, which follows the successful day conference last year.
Published: 11 February 2017

Quakers stand alongside victims of racist policies

In the statement made today (Saturday 4 February) by their representative body, Meetings for Sufferings, Quakers say,
Published: 07 February 2017

‘So you’ve read Quaker faith & practice, what next?’

A weekend organised by the Book of Discipline Revision Preparation Group,
Published: 04 November 2016

A weekend event for newcomers at Charney Manor

New to Quakers? Want to explore Quaker worship?
Published: 04 November 2016

Living as a Quaker event for ages 12 to 15

A reminder that bookings are open for the Living as a Quaker weekend for young Quakers aged 12 to 15.
Published: 21 October 2016

YFGM Gathering in Lancaster

Young Friends General Meeting (YFGM) is a national community of young adult Quakers aged 18–30ish.
Published: 21 October 2016

Workshop to explore engaging 0–3s and families in meetings

These workshops aim to encourage and support meetings to engage with 0–3
Published: 15 October 2016

Quaker week Updated

Details yet to be finalised, . . More to come soon.
Published: 01 October 2016

Books of the month - September

Get this months selection by clicking the link below
Published: 09 September 2016

Free information packs for enquirers

Free information packs for new enquirers can now be ordered by local Quaker meetings.
Published: 09 September 2016

World War I Centenary

The Testimony – new instalment of WWI-inspired newspaper
Published: 09 September 2016

Library and Records

New Quaker Life Network Clusters for Librarians and Records custodians
Published: 09 September 2016

Talks, events and retreats 3

Quaker retreat centre reopens
Published: 09 September 2016

Engaging with your local policing bodies

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) in England and Wales, and the Scottish Police Authority (SPA)
Published: 30 July 2016

Quaker chaplaincy update request

Quaker chaplains can be found in a variety of settings including prisons, secure units, universities, colleges, hospitals,
Published: 30 July 2016

Directory of services

The new Directory of services was sent to all local and area meeting clerks at the end of April
Published: 30 July 2016

New economy booklets now available

The new economy project exists to support Quaker discernment about our economic system and how it could be improved.
Published: 01 July 2016

Good Energy offer for Quaker meeting houses

Good Energy are offering a special tariff for electricity for Quaker meeting houses negotiated with Britain Yearly Meeting.
Published: 01 July 2016

Books of the month - July

Get this months selection by clicking the link below.
Published: 01 July 2016

The Young Quaker Magazine

issue 12, May 2016 & Young Friends General Meeting flyer with dates of upcoming gatherings.
Published: 30 June 2016

Friends House Hospitality Company 2015 Review

A summary of the work of Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd in 2015, its most successful year
Published: 30 June 2016

Quaker Service Information Form

Completing a Quaker Service Information Form (QSIF) is a good way to get involved with the wider work of the yearly meeting.
Published: 30 June 2016

Sunday Worship - A Question of Conscience

This was broadcasted on the 29th May on BBC Radio 4. You can still hear it untill 26th June
Published: 26 June 2016

Books of the Month August 2016

from the Quaker Centre Bookshop.
Published: 10 June 2016

Swarthmoor Hall Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2016

Dear Friends,
I hope you will enjoy reading, and indeed will bring to the attention of your meeting, our quarterly

Published: 05 June 2016

Yearly Meeting 2016

Yearly Meeting 2016 was held over the late May Bank Holiday weekend in Friends House, London 27-30 May.
Published: 05 June 2016

Epistle from Britain Yearly Meeting

Held at Friends House, London on 27 – 30 May 2016

Loving Greetings to Friends everywhere,

Published: 05 June 2016

Letter to Yearly Meeting from Friends World Committee for Consultation

To Britain Yearly Meeting May 2016
Dear British Friends,

Published: 05 June 2016

Minute 34 - Living out our faith in the world

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
Published: 05 June 2016

Friends’ concerns and witness

Friday evening.
As we’ve heard, last year Friends were distressed by the inequality and injustice that is so evident

Published: 05 June 2016

Telling my Story

Saturday Morning
Hello, I am Gill Pennington from Central England Area Meeting

Published: 05 June 2016

Faith in action – BYM 2016

Sunday afternoon
In retrospect, I am not sure of the exact timeline,

Published: 05 June 2016

Movement Building

Monday afternoon
Good morning Friends, my name is Tim Gee, and I bring greetings from Peckham Meeting,

Published: 05 June 2016

Remembering the Men who said “NO!”

Ring for further details
Published: 05 June 2016

Britian Yearly Meeting

Open to read message from Anne Wilkinson, Events and Committee Services.
Published: 27 May 2016

Decriminalisation of the possession, for personal use, of all drugs Introduction

The minute sent by Cornwall Area Meeting – which is copied below – is relatively long.
Published: 23 May 2016

Glenthorne Newsletter February 2016

Dear Friends, We are open again!
Published: 27 April 2016

Being a transformational community

A weekend gathering organised by the BYM Sustainability Group, The deadline for bookings is 29 January. (Select someone!)
Published: 18 March 2016

100 years of conscientious objection

In March 2016 it is 100 years since Britain introduced the legal right to conscientious objection to military service.
Published: 02 March 2016

Five Year Strategy

Taking the long view.
Published: 01 March 2016

Housing and Inequality – What canst thou do?

A Day to respond to the housing crisis. A keynote speech given by Lord Robert Kerslake in the morning
Published: 20 February 2016

Catching Light – Outreach and witness conference 2016

Bookings close 22 January and will go fast – to avoid disappointment please ask Friends to contact us soon.
Published: 12 February 2016

Serving The Society: The Hospitality Committee

Peter Coltman of Adel Meeting, would like us to know more about the impact and importance of the Company.
Published: 01 February 2016

Serving The Society: We need your help Friends

We need your help Friends to fill the many interesting and varied opportunities for service within the Society.
Published: 01 February 2016

Quakers respond to terrorism

As Parliament prepares to debate next steps in Syria, Quakers in Britain have made this statement.
Published: 08 December 2015

People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs

London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast
Published: 28 November 2015

Quakers oppose cuts to welfare benefits

Quakers in Britain have signed up to a report called Enough which says the government proposal to change people’s behaviour
Published: 26 November 2015

The Young Quaker

For Young Friends Everywher
Published: 26 November 2015

Quaker Activist Gathering

Are you a Quaker activist?
Do you want to meet with others, learn, plan, be energised and inspired?

Published: 21 November 2015

Health Through Peace

Confronting war, militarisation & global insecurity, this is a teach-in and forum coordinated by MedAct.
Published: 13 November 2015

Major makeover for Claridge House

Major refurbishment and improvements are on the way for Claridge House, the Quaker retreat centre in Dormansland, Surrey
Published: 09 November 2015

Our faith in the future

Our faith in the future is a word picture of what Quakers in Britain today would like the Society to be like in the future;
Published: 09 November 2015

Vibrancy in Meetings - Paid Co-ordinator

Paid role of national co-ordinator for the Vibrancy in Meetings Pilot Programme will be advertised soon
Published: 09 November 2015

A Resource Pack for Quaker Meetings

A new study pack for Quaker Meetings has been created by Juliana Minihan during the Eva Koch scholarship 2015 at Woodbrooke.
Published: 05 November 2015

Find Out About Quakers

If you are new to Quakers and want to explore Quaker worship and witness further,
Published: 23 October 2015

Disinvest to reinvest – investing for a just economy

An event to explore faith and finance, considering how money can be disinvested from fossil fuels and redirected into
Published: 17 October 2015

New Expressions Gathering

This gathering is an opportunity to share ideas, insights and experiences
Published: 16 October 2015

Meditation and Mindfulness.

A gentle and relaxing weekend led by an experienced meditation teacher who is both Quaker and Buddhist.
Published: 09 October 2015

Invitation to Friends – Quaker Living Wage Campaign

Lancaster Quakers invite Friends to join their Quaker Living Wage Campaign.
Published: 01 October 2015

Hope and Prospect Grants

Friends and attenders can apply to Britain Yearly Meeting for a variety of grants and bursaries.
Published: 01 October 2015

Vibrancy in meetings initiative

Woodbrooke and BYM Trustees have approved the Vibrancy in Meetings pilot initiative.
Published: 01 October 2015

WWI and remembrance

Friends may already be considering their events for Remembrance Day.
Published: 01 October 2015

Can your Quaker Meeting take up the Challenge?

I’m writing to let you know about the Forgotten 10 Challenge
Published: 25 September 2015

Report to Area Meeting (on Meeting for Sufferings(MfS) )

With more trepidation than usual, that I went off to London on Friday evening to go to a meeting of the MfS Support Group.
Published: 25 September 2015

Meeting for Sufferings 4th July

We met in the large meeting room because on this occasion both representatives of A.Ms were invited.
Published: 04 September 2015

Objections to war: a Quaker approach

Quaker speakers will be offering talks to meetings on Objections to war: a Quaker approach,
Published: 01 September 2015

Greenbelt 2015 – The Bright Field

Good news! Quakers in Britain are an associate partner at this year’s Greenbelt festival
Published: 28 August 2015

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

70 years on - Vigil for quit reflection with words and song.
Published: 06 August 2015

Hiroshima Day – Interfaith Service of Commemoration and Commitment

Starting with the annual commemoration in Tavistock Square at 12:00
Published: 06 August 2015

Conscience, Taxes for peace not war.

A voice for peace, I am writing from Conscience, an organisation started by Quaker Stanley Keeble nearly 40 years ago.
Published: 02 August 2015

Reading Quaker faith and practice: introduction

The Book of Discipline Revision Preparation Group invites you to join with us,
Published: 02 August 2015

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

which is going to be debated in the House of Commons on Monday 20 July.
Published: 19 July 2015

Epistle of Junior Yearly Meeting

held at Lee Valley Youth Hostel, Cheshunt and Friends House, London 1-4 May, 2015
To all Friends everywhere,

Published: 08 July 2015

Quaker Equality week – what happened? what’s next

Quaker Equality Week happened in March. Over 80 local meetings got involved
Published: 20 June 2015

The First International Women's Peace Congress, April 1915

In February 1915, Aletta Jacobs, a Dutch feminist, invited some of the women she knew from the suffrage movement
Published: 11 June 2015

Epistle from Britain Yearly Meeting 2015

Minute 25: Responding to social inequality and injustice: housing as a tested concern.

Published: 24 May 2015

Conscientious Objectors Day

To mark this day, a Meeting for Worship will be held at the Quaker Service Memorial
Published: 16 May 2015

General election 2015: Quaker Vote

The general election is almost upon us and Quakers across the country have been engaging in the election process.
Published: 05 May 2015

Britain Yearly Meeting.

Britain Yearly Meeting will take place in London 1-4 May 2015.
Published: 01 May 2015

Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel 2016

Interested in being an ecumenical accompanier in 2016?
Published: 27 April 2015

Trident: Time to move on will you join?

With the election too close to call, there is a real possibility that May will deliver a centre left government,
Published: 22 April 2015

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

How would you spend £38 billion?
Fight wars, tackle climate change
Fund arms or fund hospitals.

Published: 13 April 2015

Finding Out About Quakers residential weekend

For people who know little or nothing about Quakers and want to explore further.
Published: 10 April 2015

‘This Light that Pushes Me’

exhibition, book launch and film festival
Published: 09 April 2015

Britain Yearly Meeting Statement

On Economic inequality in Britain.
Government cuts: welfare benefits.

Published: 31 March 2015

Fly Kites Not Drones

Fly kites not drones for New Roz (Afghan New Year)
Published: 21 March 2015

Glenthorne Newletter

Hello from Glenthorne! The snow drops have been in flower for the last two weeks and Glenthorne has opened for the season!
Published: 05 March 2015

Revision of Quaker faith & practice

Thank you for all the responses to the consultation about the revision of Quaker faith & practice.
Published: 01 March 2015

Nobel Peace Prize – nominations requested for 2015

In 1947 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Quakers worldwide for the work they had done,
Published: 01 March 2015

World War I free resource pack

A free resource pack for Quaker meetings is now available from the Quaker Centre.
Published: 01 March 2015

4th Sunday Briefing

Published: 23 November 2014

Glenthorne Conference

Published: 21 November 2014

Quaker peacemakers in Africa

Published: 16 November 2014

International Quaker Day: "Let your life speak"

Published: 05 October 2014

Global Day of Action on Climate Change

Published: 21 September 2014

Yearly Gathering

Published: 02 August 2014

Exploring Silence

Published: 13 June 2014

A Friendley Introduction to the Quaker Way

Published: 15 November 2013

Glenthorne Conference 2013

Published: 15 November 2013

Finding Out About Quakers

Published: 04 October 2013

Finding Out About Quakers

Published: 13 September 2013

Thought for the Week: Britain Yearly Meeting 2013 Epistle

From Britain Yearly Meeting held at Friends House, London on 24 – 27 May 2013
Published: 30 May 2013

Britain Yearley Meeting

Published: 24 May 2013

What do Quakers (Society Friends) think?

Welcome. Quakers are a faith group committed to working for equality and peace.
Published: 01 March 2013

Reaching in . . . Reaching out.

Published: 18 January 2013

Quakers call for an end to the use of force in Gaza

From the Kindertransport in Europe in the 1930’s to early childhood education
Published: 21 November 2012

The QPortfolios

Published: 14 October 2012

Quaker Week

Published: 28 September 2012

African greate lakes initiative

Published: 08 September 2012

Young Adult Leadership Programme

Published: 05 August 2012

Quakers in Education - A dialogue

Published: 28 June 2012

Including Everyone

Published: 15 June 2012

Britian Yearly Meeting

Published: 25 May 2012

Junior Yearly Meeting in London

Published: 25 May 2012

1652 development weekend.

Published: 25 February 2012

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