About Quakers

We are trustees of a long tradition which has sought to bring our religious convictions into the world 'and so to excite our endeavours to mend it'. We are trying to live in the virtue of that life and power that takes away the occasion of all wars. 

 

London Yearly Meeting, 1987

Who We Are

 

Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, is a movement founded by George Fox in the 17th century.

 

We believe that there is that of God in everyone, and try to put our faith into action in the wider world.


Organisation

Quakers do not have clergy - we appoint some of our members to be clerks (for business meetings), elders and overseers. 

Worship

Quaker Meetings can be held anywhere, at anytime. The key element is a period of silent worship, where we search for the wisdom that comes from the stillness and feeling of fellowship.

Testimonies

We follow a set of ideals called testimonies including peace, equality, simplicity, integrity and stewardship.


Learn more

For more information, visit the Quakers in Britain website: