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My Life As A Quaker

My Life As A Quaker

I’m a lifelong Quaker and I spent most of my working life in paid roles in Quaker organisations – pretty unusual in a faith group with no ordained priests/ministers. My work involved helping Quakers across Britain to live out their faith in their lives, expressing our commitment to peace, sustainability, equality, truth and community.

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My Life As A Quaker

My Life As A Quaker

I was sent to Sunday School as a child and became a choirboy. It was at University that I came across Quakers. A Friend there questioned me about my beliefs and I realized that I did not in fact believe some of the things that Anglicans state in their creeds. Fortunately there was a very active Young Friends Group there as well as a number of experienced older Quakers.

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My Life As A Quaker

My Life As A Quaker

I became aware of Quakers about 20 years ago, through friends. They mentioned that they went to a Quaker meeting sometimes in Swindon. It took about 10 years for me to act on it, and eventually I looked around the Quakers in Britain website, saw things on there that ‘spoke to my condition’ and turned up for a Sunday morning meeting at Sutton Quakers.

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PLASTIC OR ELASTIC?

PLASTIC OR ELASTIC?

Some substances are prized for their ability to stretch, twist, give, returning to their original shape when the forces that distort them have gone. They are pliant, responsive, when under pressure. Then afterwards they ‘relax’.

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