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Sunday Morning Quaker Meeting
You are welcome to attend Quaker meetings, whatever your beliefs or religion; these meetings are based on silent communal waiting. Occasionally, the entire 60-minute meeting is held in complete silence. Meetings begin when the first person enters the room and takes a seat. We come together initially in silence. Out of the silence, one of us may feel compelled to speak: we call this vocal ministry. After a pause, in which the silent communion is re-established, another Member or Attender may be led to speak. Quaker meetings are not, however, the place for discussion or debate. If the ministry does not “speak to your condition”, let it pass, and seek to become still again. The end of the meeting is signalled by the Member sitting in the middle (opposite the clock) shaking hands with other Members and Attenders. After each Quaker meeting, many Members and Attenders gather in the Library for tea and biscuits. There is NO CHARGE to attend a Quaker meeting; but, if you take refreshments, we ask for a small voluntary donation to cover the cost.

Westminster Quaker Meeting House

52 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4EA · London

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Quakers do not have any hierarchy: there are no priests or paid ministers. Neither do Quakers have any creed, in other words there is no set of beliefs on which all Quakers agree. Many Members of Westminster Quakers consider themselves to be Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, etc. and many do not; quite a few Members consider themselves to be atheists.

However, there are concerns on which Quakers are in unity, resulting in testimonies on such topics as simplicity, equality, truth & integrity, and peace:

• There is something sacred in every person

• All people are equal before God*

• Religion is about the whole of life

• We meet in stillness to discover a deeper sense of God’s* presence

• True religion leads to respect for the earth and all life upon it

• Each person is unique, precious, a child of God*

*whatever your understanding of the word 'God' may be - Quakers welcome the diversity of this understanding in each and every person.

These testimonies lead many Quakers to take social action. For more information about all aspects of Quaker life, please see: (

There is no charge for becoming (or resigning as) a formal Member of the Quakers, but this is only open to regular Attenders.

There is NO CHARGE for attending any of the meetings; all are welcome to attend.

For more information about Westminster Quakers, please see:

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