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Quaker Life Network


What is the Network?

The Quaker Life Network is an initiative from Quaker Life. It allows connections to develop between 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 and sharing ideas and good practice with other Friends and meetings. This helps Quaker Life with its work supporting Friends and meetings around Britain.

Can I join the Network?

Yes! The Quaker Life Network is open to all Quakers by subscribing to its regular email communication. Subscribe.jpg

As well as a connection to the work there are times that we ask Friends to share ideas, good practice and experience. This requires Friends with enthusiasm, skills and experience and 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 there is a greater level of Quaker service that you would like to offer to Quakers in Britain you might feel moved to give more information to us about yourself. This can be done securely online by visiting Quaker Service Information form [secure offsite link].

Please tick the ‘Quaker Life Network’ box when completing the form

Quaker Life in meetings

Being Friends Together

Being Friends Together is a new online resource pack brought to you by Quaker Life and Woodbrooke are working in partnership.

Meetings can contact Quaker Life to request a visit. Meeting visits are intended to be a way to support meetings through the planning and discernment process that is suggested when first using the resource. Visitors will work alongside a small planning team to enable participation by the whole meeting.

To ask for a meeting visit go to the online request form.


Between 2010 and 2012 meetings were offered facilitated workshops in the form of Explorations. The initiative has now finished and was reviewed in 2013. If you would like to learn more about the success of the initiative please look at Explorations Final Review.

Make a request to the Quaker Life Network

Your meeting might like to make a request to the Quaker Life Network for a workshop similar to an Exploration. We can also put you in touch with Friends that can help with many other things and can put together a bespoke workshop for your meeting.

To make a request please complete our online request form. Or download a Word version.

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.


Contact Quaker Life Network

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

Phone: 020 7663 1007