You are welcome to attend our meetings, whatever your beliefs or religion. Our form of worship is based on silent prayerful communal waiting.
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 Friend may be led to speak.
Meeting for Worship is 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 a Member shaking hands. We do not have any paid ministers. Quakers believe in “the priesthood of all believers”.
After each Meeting for Worship, many Members and Attenders gather in the Library for tea and biscuits.
There is NO CHARGE to attend a Meeting for Worship; but, if you take refreshments, we ask for a small voluntary donation to cover the cost.