Quakers believe that
anyone can have direct experience of God. In our
Meetings for Worship we can meet with God in the
unprogrammed quiet time and in the vocal
contributions of others. Worship is not separate
from, but part of our daily lives. We make no
distinction between the sacred and the secular as
we try to live our convictions in the every day.
In public worship and
private reflection Quakers sometimes read "Advices
and Queries", a booklet designed to inspire
and challenge. Quakers usually read one or two
paragraphs and then listen carefully to how their
heart responds. You might try this too. You might
also try reading all 42 paragraphs to gain an
overall impression of the Quaker approach to life.
expressions of key principles which underpin the
activities of Quakers in their daily lives,
forming the basis in which the central work of Britain
Yearly Meeting is rooted. Testimonies are
not fixed written statements of belief. They are
the expressions of attitudes by which Quakers try
to live their lives:
· Equality and Community
· Integrity and Truth
We seek that of God
in each person we meet.
Meeting together in stillness we wait for the
inspiration of the Spirit.
We are a community of friends respecting
... and open to new light from where ever it might
Our service to others is our service to God.
Our religious society stands as witness that
whatever humans may have done,
we can still come to love one another and build a
commonwealth of peace