Welcome to London Quakers

London Friends Together meetings are running every Tuesday at 7pm.
We hope that lots of you have enjoyed coming to our “London Friends Together” meetings for worship and serious conversation over the past few months. We’ve certainly enjoyed running them, and we’re very grateful to all the Friends  who have given us conversation starter talks and have supported the running of the meetings.

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.

As always, we welcome offers of support such as

Offering a conversation starter talk (“five minutes, three ideas, one question”)

Acting as Elder

Acting as IT Host

Kingston Quaker Centre seeks a part time warden manager
An exciting new post to manage and maintain the beautiful Kingston Quaker Centre as a community and Quaker space ensuring the smooth running of the Centre, managing the hiring business and attracting new groups.  Scope to develop the job together.  Ideal for an energetic person who combines business skills and reliability with a warm, outgoing personality.  Job share possible.

Full details at https://bit.ly/KQCpost

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

Tue 30 November

London Friends Together Continues!

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

Sat 4 December

Stubborn Optimism after COP 26

10:00-12:00

Venue: Online

We will talk about the agreements achieved at COP26 and what we are called to do next as individuals, as meetings and as a society.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvfu2orzgrGtcyKXFYJGcUPMkR9O823CjV 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Mon 6 December

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/