Quakers share a way of life, not a set of beliefs. We seek to experience God directly, within ourselves and in our relationships with others and the world around us. We meet together for worship in local meetings which are inclusive and open to all.
Faith and Action
Quaker faith springs from a deeply held belief in living our lives according to our spiritual experience. Some of our spiritual insights, which we call our testimonies, spring from deep experience and have been part of Quaker faith for many years. These Quaker testimonies arise out of an inner conviction and challenge our normal ways of living.
Working for Peace
From early in our 350 year history,Quakers have taken a clear stand for peace. Our words and action in opposition to war and in support of peace have come to be known as ‘the Quaker peace testimony’.
Justice and Equality
Quakers’ work in justice and equality has taken many forms over the years. Look on the back of a five pound note and you’ll see the Quaker Elizabeth Fry who was an early prison reformer. Quakers also played a large part in the abolition of the British slave trade.