What we're about

Learn about Quakers' open-minded and personal spiritual path, and the action for change in the world that has resulted from it. You'll hear what being a Quaker means to us, discuss with other visitors and see what sort of people we are. Finally, we'll share a peaceful and silent Quaker worship.

We meet every Monday evening except bank holidays. There are usually about 10 quakers and 10 visitors and you can drop in any evening. Please arrive between 6:30pm and 7:00pm for food and tea/coffee.

If you'd like to talk to someone about the Monday evening events, please call 020 3397 2697.

We hope to see you soon.

2018 Full Programme of Meetups:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zxywveehnyaq9df/QQE%20Publicity-Programme%202018.docx?dl=0

Quaker worship: http://www.meetup.com/Quaker-Quest-London/pages/20680849/Spiritual_Path/

Action for change: http://www.meetup.com/Quaker-Quest-London/pages/Action_for_Change/

Discussions: https://bit.ly/QQDISCUSS

Upcoming events (5+)

Quakers and Jesus

Friends House

From Quaker origins in the mid-17th century through to the mid-20th, faith in Jesus and the language in which it was expressed differed little, if at all, from that of other denominations. Our book of discipline before the current red one was blue, entitled “Christian Faith and Practice”. We have always been “open to new light, from wherever it comes” and in more recent years individual Quakers have responded to a wide range of influences, from other religions and philosophies of life. Collectively, we acknowledge that the Society of Friends is “rooted in Christianity”. We are encouraged to “bring the whole of our lives under the ordering of the spirit of Christ” and to “treasure our experience of God” however it comes to us. This evening you will hear how three Quakers in 2018 now relate to Jesus. 6:30 Light refreshments and chat 7:00 The programme 9:00 Free time to chat 9:30 Building closes

Quakers and Equality

Friends House

"There is nothing that age, experience and status can do to prejudge where and how the Light will appear. This awareness – the religious equality of each and every one – is central to Friends. Early Friends understood this and at the same time they fully accepted the inseparable unity of life, and spoke against the setting apart of the secular and the sacred. It was thus inevitable that religious equality would be translated into the equality of everyday social behaviour." Quaker Faith & Practice http://qfp.quaker.org.uk/passage/23-32/ Our evening starts at 6.30, for light refreshments and chat. There will be 6-minute presentations from three speakers, not giving an ‘official Quaker view’ since there is none, but Quakers each speaking from their own experience. There will also be small discussion groups; a general discussion time and an opportunity to experience a Quaker meeting for worship. The formal session ends at 9, but you can stay and chat until 9.30. 6:30 Light refreshments and chat 7:00 The programme 9:00 Free time to chat 9:30 Building closes

Quakers, Politics and Power

Friends House

Our evening starts at 6.30, for light refreshments and chat. There will be 6-minute presentations from three speakers, not giving an ‘official Quaker view’ since there is none, but Quakers each speaking from their own experience. There will also be small discussion groups; a general discussion time and an opportunity to experience a Quaker meeting for worship. The formal session ends at 9, but you can stay and chat until 9.30. 6:30 Light refreshments and chat 7:00 The programme 9:00 Free time to chat 9:30 Building closes

Quakers and The Planet

Friends House

A great seeker once said ‘What is now true was once only imagined’. As Quakers we try to hold open the doors to what might be imagined while mapping a path through the ocean of possibilities. The four compass points in our quest are Equality, Simplicity, Peace and Truth. And the most polar of these is Truth, yet it is tempered by love. For truth without love is violence and love without truth becomes sentimentality. It is the marriage of love and truth that is the hope of the world. Our evening starts at 6.30, for light refreshments and chat. There will be 6-minute presentations from three speakers, not giving an ‘official Quaker view’ since there is none, but Quakers each speaking from their own experience. There will also be small discussion groups; a general discussion time and an opportunity to experience a Quaker meeting for worship. The formal session ends at 9, but you can stay and chat until 9.30. 6:30 Light refreshments and chat 7:00 The programme 9:00 Free time to chat 9:30 Building closes

Past events (137)

Quakers and Simplicity

Friends House

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