The Network has been developed by Quaker Life to help in its work supporting Quakers and meetings around Britain.

It creates opportunities for Friends and Attenders to volunteer Quaker service by expressing interest in tasks that are shared through a regular email. By nurturing the connection between Friends, meetings and Quaker Life, the Network helps to nourish the spiritual life of Britain Yearly Meeting.

We need Friends with enthusiasm, skills and experience and who are willing to receive training for particular roles. There is no minimum time requirement.

For some opportunities we ask that Friends offer some detailed information about them-self. This can be done online by visiting:

Please tick the 'Quaker Life Network' box when completing the form

Completing this form can also open up other opportunities for Quaker service such as working on a committee or other longer term service.

Find out more about the Network

    Who can join the Network?

    The Quaker Life Network is open to all Quakers. Use the contact form at the bottom of this page to ask for more information. You can subscribe here to receive our monthly email.

    To fond out more about the Network view our archive of recent emails (offsite link).

    Quaker Life in meetings

    Being Friends Together

    Being Friends Together is a library of online activities, ideas and resources brought to you by Quaker Life and Woodbrooke.

    You might contact Quaker Life to request a Being Friends Together meeting visit. Visits are intended to be a way to support meetings through the planning and discernment process. Visitors will work alongside a small planning team to enable participation by the whole meeting.

    Find out more and ask about a visit by using our online Being Friends Together meeting visit request form.

    Make a request to the Quaker Life Network

    Meetings can request support from the Quaker Life Network. We can put you in touch with Friends that can help with many things such as speaker events, workshops and support when you meeting having hard times.

    Use our online form to make a request to the Quaker Life Network.

    Network clusters

    Clusters are groups of network members that are brought together by a common interest. Clusters grow because there is a wealth of knowledge and willingness to serve in an area that Quaker Life Central Committee has discerned to be important enough to 'own' and incorporate into Quaker Life's work.

    There is not a set way that each cluster will function. This is intentional so as not to artificially constrain their activities. Each cluster has some input from a member of staff. Most of what they do is initiated by the Friends who form them or in response to a need that Quaker Life Central Committee has identified.

    New clusters

    If you have ideas for new clusters to support the work and ministry of Friends in Britain, then please use the contact form at the bottom of this page and ask for the list of questions for the formation of new clusters. All clusters have to be approved by Quaker Life Central Committee.


    Header image © Jean Lyon 2014

    Contact us

    Oliver Waterhouse
    Network Development Officer
    020 7663 1007
    oliverw@quaker.org.uk