Welcome to London Quakers

London Friends Together meetings  for worship and serious conversation will take a break over the summer.

Last evening before the break: 5th July 2022.

Next meeting after the break 6th September 2022

Meeting ID 832 5021 1050 Password LQMFW

Zoom link:- http://bit.ly/LFTogether

Meeting open at 1845 for conversation and worship starts at 1900.  Join later if you like.

Look on the London Friends Together page for details of the programme, recordings of conversation starter talks etc.

On Thursday 31st March, the Pan London Governance group presented its current proposals for the governance of the Quakers of London with an audience from all the Area Meetings of London.   A recording of the presentation talks by Helen Drewery, Clerk of the PLG Steering Group and Alan Smillie, Clerk of the PLG working group is available using this link.

The papers and minute from the meeting have been shared round the Area Meetings of London, to start the next round of formal consultations.  Others who are interested may access these papers using this link.

Papers from the PLG presentation meeting on 31st March 2022

Quakers talking over coffee

Welcome.  Are you a Quaker living in or visiting London?  Or someone who wants to find out more about Quakers, or find a meeting?

We aim to keep Quakers across London in touch with one another, and to give us a voice in addressing the wider world by organising events and helping us keep in touch with one another.

There are about forty Quaker meetings in London, grouped into seven Area Meetings.  Most meet for worship each Sunday, and sometimes at other times too.   Any of them will be glad to see you whenever you come.

Come and join us!  Most of our events are open to all, just turn up.  They are free, although some may have a collection.  But if you cannot afford it, or don’t want to contribute, please don’t.  We’d rather have you than not.  (Courses are the exception – they have a small charge and need to be booked.)

Find your nearest Quaker meeting in London using our map facility.

Visit https://quakermeeting.org for an interactive tool to locate meetings throughout Britain.

Our new to Quakers page briefly introduces Quakers: what we believe, how we worship and what sorts of social action have sprung from our approach. The links page will guide you to sources of more detailed information about Quakers. Read more…

On our Under 19s page we aim to have Quaker internet material of interest to children, young people and their parents or carers. Read more…

Upcoming Events

Mon 4 July

Quaker Quest

19:00

Online Event: https://www.meetup.com/Quaker-Quest-London/events/

Since 2002 Quaker Quest at Friends House in London has been a way for people who want to know more about Quakers and their individual spiritual journeys to meet some Quakers in person and hear their stories. While Friends House is closed in the evenings and social distancing is advised, the Quaker Quest team would like to welcome you to online discussion and a sharing of views via Zoom. We hope that each evening will be driven by you and respond to what you want to know. Each main session lasts for an hour and is followed by a short 15-minute Meeting for Worship and the opportunity for informal chat. The best way to show interest is by replying through this Meetup link (so that we have an idea of numbers): https://www.meetup.com/Quaker-Quest-London/events/

Tue 5 July

London Friends Together

18:45-20:30

Venue: See meeting link in the text below

Meeting link

 ZoomID 832 5021 1050

Password LQMFW

Every Tuesday at 19:00 there is an opportunity for Quakers across London to worship and talk together. We hope that this will build up the sense of a London-wide community of Friends, especially as we consider new ways of governing ourselves. We know that many Friends have become reasonably comfortable with online worship by now, so it seems a good time to use it to reach out across geographic distances. We will have a mixture of worship, a short conversation starter and some time in groups. You can join or leave after the worship.
When: Tuesdays, 19:00 to 20:30
Where: on Zoom of course (with a waiting room on entry)

Meeting Format:

18:45 – 19:00 Opportunity for chat

19:00 Meeting for Worship – for 30 minutes or so; join quietly please

19:30 Brief welcomes, notices, time to arrive or leave for some
Conversation starter talk - 4-5 minutes
19:40 Breakout groups of about 5 people each - 30 minutes. Please read the guidelines.

20:10 Worship sharing/ closing worship - 15 minutes or so

20:30 Close

Zoom details are in the venue or use the link below

Link to London Friends Together

Comments after a meeting? Evaluation form here

Mon 11 July

Quaker Quest

19:00

Online Event: https://www.meetup.com/Quaker-Quest-London/events/

Since 2002 Quaker Quest at Friends House in London has been a way for people who want to know more about Quakers and their individual spiritual journeys to meet some Quakers in person and hear their stories. While Friends House is closed in the evenings and social distancing is advised, the Quaker Quest team would like to welcome you to online discussion and a sharing of views via Zoom. We hope that each evening will be driven by you and respond to what you want to know. Each main session lasts for an hour and is followed by a short 15-minute Meeting for Worship and the opportunity for informal chat. The best way to show interest is by replying through this Meetup link (so that we have an idea of numbers): https://www.meetup.com/Quaker-Quest-London/events/