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Quaker worship

At the heart of Quakerism is our worship. We come together in stillness and silence, to open our hearts and lives to God. All are welcome to join us.

We gain much from our meetings: peace of mind and challenging insights, deep community and a renewed sense of individual purpose, and of course joy from reflecting on God’s creation.

Not everyone finds the word ‘God’ helpful; some Quakers use a different image or concept such as ‘Spirit’ or ‘Light’. Find out more in Quaker beliefs.

During our meetings for worship, some may feel moved to speak – something anyone may do, as all are considered equal. Quakers do not have priests or a hierarchy; we believe all people can have a direct relationship with God. Learn more about what what happens in a meeting for worship.

You do not have to be a Quaker to attend meetings; they are open to all. Meetings can be held anywhere, at any time, although they usually take place on Sundays in our Quaker meeting houses. If you would like to join us and share in our stillness you would be very welcome.

Most meetings welcome children and some run a group specifically for them.