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Quaker Life Network

What is the Network?

Network diagram on blackboardThe Quaker Life Network is a continuing initiative from Quaker Life. It brings together Friends who are willing to help strengthen and sustain the spiritual life of our Yearly Meeting. Members of the network nourish the Quaker community by exchanging ideas and good practice. They provide support for each other and help with Quaker Life’s work of supporting Friends and meetings around Britain.

Can I join the Network?

Yes! The Quaker Life Network is open to all who wish to share ideas, good practice and experience. We need Friends with enthusiasm, skills and experience. But also Friends who are willing to receive training for particular roles. And who feel able to say “no” when the time is not right. There is no minimum time requirement.

If you would like to join the Network and receive the regular e-news update that keeps you informed about Quakers in Britain and the opportunities that arise please visit

If you have already subscribed to the Network email and you would like to complete an expression of interest form this can be done securely online by visiting expression of interest form [secure offsite link]. Also available to download from this location is a Word version of the form if you prefer to print this and send it in the post

Quaker Life in meetings

Since 2010, Quaker Life has been offering the chance for meetings to ask for facilitated days called Explorations. These have been hugely popular and many meetings have enjoyed the opportunity to work with facilitators from outside their meeting. The initiative finished in August 2012 and a final review was completed in early 2013. If you would like to learn more about the success of the initiative please look at Explorations Final Review.

Your meeting might like to make a request to the Quaker Life Network for and workshop similar to an Exploration. You can do this, or make a request for something else, by completing a Request form.

Being Doing cover.jpgAt Yearly Meeting 2012 we re-launched the Being Quaker, Doing Quaker booklet. This simple resouce can be used to develop spiritual growth events in meetings. It can be used on its own, or as part of another event. The Quaker Life Network is offering support to meetings that wish to use this resource as the basis for an event.

To find out more email

Read more in Quaker Life Network news

Quaker Life Network news is published each year before Yearly Meeting. It gives all Friends a flavour of what the network does and how it works. This newsletter tries to reflect the variety of work that the Quaker Life Network is involved with. Each year a hard copy is sent to each local meeting.

Follow newsletter archive to download past and current editions.

Regular requests

Many of you share your newsletters with us so that we can gain a sense of what is happening in meetings. Reading these newsletters is very rewarding and is a vital part of what we do in support of Friends and meetings but it can take a lot of staff time for us to do it properly.

As a regular request to members of the Quaker Life Network we ask that if there is something in your newsletter that you think would be of interest to other Friends, please send us a link or the scanned text so that we can circulate it to other colleagues.

Please do not send entire newsletters as we already receive these from meetings!

Please send to using the heading QLN meeting news.


Contact Quaker Life Network

Oliver Waterhouse, Quaker Life Network Development Officer
Friends House
173 - 177 Euston Road
London NW1 2BJ

Phone: 020 7663 1007