About Quakers

“Walk cheerfully over the world answering that of God in everyone”.

George Fox, founder of the Quaker Movement

What unites Quakers is the belief that there is a force for good within everyone. When we meet in the stillness, we find a deeper sense of God’s presence, remembering, too, that each person is unique, precious, a child of God.

Quakerism arose in the mid seventeenth century in England and over time its followers have gained a name for their efforts in the fields of social justice, peace-making and respect for the earth and all life upon it.


SIMPLICITY – we give less weight to ownership and consumption and have more time for quiet reflection and helping others.

TRUTH – we strive to tell the truth as we see it, even when it could be to our disadvantage.

EQUALITY – we treat everyone with equal respect and work towards helping them gain fair and just entitlements.

PEACE – is something we uphold by commitment to non-violent action and by openness to different points of view.

SUSTAINABILITY – we avoid as best we can the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance for the world and for generations to come.

Anybody can attend the local Quaker Meeting for Worship. After a while, if they find they share Friends' outlook, they can become a member and take a bigger part in the Society's life.

For more information, why not view our national site?  Please visit www.quaker.org.uk