Quaker links

There are lots of good web resources about British Quakers.

National Quaker website (Or phone : 020 7663 1000)

You can order a free information pack, find your nearest meetings and find out what we are up to nationally.

This particularly handy link includes a video made by Watford Quakers and other useful links, video content etc.

There is an excellent Quaker Centre, cafe and bookshop at Friends House on the Euston Rd (opposite site of the road from Euston station); the bookshop also does mail order.  Nearly all Quaker meetings including ours have libraries to borrow from.

Younger enquirers…

If you are 18-30 check out Young Friends, a lively lot with their own mag Young Quaker.   They are all over Facebook.

London Quakers

www.londonquakers.org.uk

Site listing lots of events and news for Quakers in London.  Also meeting finder.

The best twitter feed for Quakers in London is @londonquakers – both Winchmore Hill and North London Area are currently using that, for example

Quaker Quest

This is an interesting open event run every Monday except Bank Holidays, at Friends House from 6.30pm.   It provides an informal chance for people to hear and discuss Quaker experience, ask questions and experience meeting for worship.  Highly recommended.

The ‘sessions’ cycle so if you miss one there is another chance to catch it.    Each topic is introduced by three different speakers to give a sense of the variety of Quaker views and background.  http://www.quakerquest.org/

Individual meetings like ours sometimes run this locally (with real local people).

If you live, work or study in central London there are weekday meetings for worship at:

Friends House, 173 Euston Rd, NW1 2BJ (opposite Euston station).

Every weekday 12.30–1pm, and on Thursday at 6.30pm

Westminster Friends Meeting House, 8 Hop Gardens, off St Martins Lane, WC2N 4EA (Leicester Square Tube, three minutes walk from Trafalgar Square.)  The St Martins Lane entrance is open half an hour before worship starts.

Tuesday 1.00-1.30 pm, and Wednesday 6.15 to 7 pm

 

Publications 

The magazine The Friend reports weekly on Quaker goings on in the UK and abroad.  Its independent of the central organisation.  As a paid-for magazine much of its online content needs you to register.  There are always back copies in Meeting Houses to look at!

Other British Quaker publications from the national organisation can be accessed here.

A note: its interesting that lots of things in Quakers develop from the local to the national.  The Watford video, Quaker Quest, the Quaker Tapestry, etc were all developed locally.

Woodbrooke

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham runs short, medium and long courses and conferences; beautiful grounds, interesting courses, bursary support for the less well off, excellent food.  Nutures the whole life of British Quakers and you meet so many interesting people.