The responsibility for running local and area Quaker meetings is held by their members. These pages offer information about the roles, and advice and support to the role-holders.

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All members are part of the clergy and have the clergy's responsibility for the maintenance of the meeting as a community.

- Quaker faith & practice 11.01

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The Quaker faith can sometimes appear to outsiders as a do it yourself religion. There are no paid ministers or clergy in Quaker meetings. The work of the meetings is carried out by attenders and members. This is done on a voluntary basis in most cases and is considered by Friends as ministry in the form of service.

Quaker roles


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Contact us

Michael Booth
Church Government Adviser
020 7663 1023
michaelsb@quaker.org.uk