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How do Quakers organise themselves?

15 July 2021, Woodbrooke online

Groups of people need to organise themselves. In all kinds of organisations, we are familiar with membership structures, dividing into chapters, parishes, wards, or other geographical subgroups, and similar ways of organising people. But how do Quakers approach this? In this session, we will look briefly at the history of Quaker communities and the ways they have been arranged into meetings – congregations who gather for worship and to make decisions – in various ways around the world.

Groups of people need to organise themselves. In all kinds of organisations, we are familiar with membership structures, dividing into chapters, parishes, wards, or other geographical subgroups, and similar ways of organising people. But how do Quakers approach this? In this session, we will look briefly at the history of Quaker communities and the ways they have been arranged into meetings – congregations who gather for worship and to make decisions – in various ways. Allowing as far as possible for the variety of arrangements around the world, in this session we'll clear up confusions about local and area meetings, monthly and yearly meetings, meeting for business and meeting for sufferings, members and attenders, and how to join a Quaker community. If you have heard any of these terms and not been sure what it meant, this session is for you.

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For more information contact:

Beccy Berridge

Telephone: 07935 601507

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Date & time

Start: 19:00 on 15 July 2021

Finish: 20:30 on 15 July 2021

Location

Woodbrooke online
United Kingdom

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