Suspension of London Friends Together meetings until 7th September

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.

We organisers have seen a significant drop off in attendances in the last month, and we are not quite sure why. Maybe it’s Zoom Fatigue? or the lure of long summer evenings? or competition from sporting events? When the attendance went below double figures (including the 3 organisers we need each time), we began to think we should step back and reevaluate. Also we want a rest during Yearly Meeting Gathering when all us organisers will attend a perfect torrent of Zoom meetings. 

So we’ve decided to take a break for a few weeks, resuming London Friends Together meetings on 7th September 2021. We will do some thinking about the format and length of the meetings, and we’d welcome your input on this link Suggestions for LFT

We will send out another mail before the resumption, to remind you of the meetings, and to announce any planned changes to the format and to arrangements such as reminders.

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

London Quakers AGM

Our AGM will be held on 7th July at 13:00 before the performance of Backdoor Parole at Friends House.  Check the calendar for links to the papers (report and accounts)

Welcome to London Quakers

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 change and need to be booked.)

Find a local meeting

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

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

New to quakers?

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…

Under 19s

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 EventsView all events →

Mon 9 August

Quaker Quest

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/

Mon 16 August

Quaker Quest

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/

Mon 23 August

Quaker Quest

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/