About Quakers

Quakers is a religious organisation which started in the 1650's, just after the English Civil War. Radical in its time, the early Quakers read the Bible with fresh eyes and interpreted it very differently from any group before or since.

Based on silent worship Quakers do not see the need for an intermediary between God and people. There are no priests or ministers. We have no specific beliefs but see God (or whatever word you want to use) as being in each one of us. We seek that inner light.

Rooted in Christianity, but now moving away from that, there are now agnostic and atheist Quakers.

A willingness to sit in a circle and seek the 'Spirit of God' within is the one thing that holds the community.

We do have strong principles. As with most religions the values of equality, peace, integrity, love and sustainability/simplicity are implicit.

Being a Quaker is a way of life based on these principles, and can cover a range between being content with silent worship, and activism to support these principles.

The structure of the Religious Society of Friends, our full title, is unique and is very little changed since the 17th Century.

Anyone is welcome to attend a Meeting for Worship.