What is Sutton Quaker Meeting Like?

What is Sutton Quaker Meeting Like?

When I visit different Quaker Meetings around Britain, I find they all seem alike in some ways, but they also all have their own distinct characters. So, like most Quaker Meetings, Sutton holds Meeting for Worship for about an hour on Sunday mornings, 10:30 to 11:30,...
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,...
My Life As A Quaker

My Life As A Quaker

“You’ve made it,” my husband said as I reached 90 years of age. He meant 83 years as a Quaker, 75 in Sutton Meeting. If you’ve done your sums you will know that I became a Quaker at the age of seven. My parents, John and Christina Holland were pacifists and joined the...
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....
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...
My Life As A Quaker

My Life As A Quaker

I first encountered the Quakers seeing the Meeting House sign in Croydon going around the roundabout on the way back from family. I always thought that seems interesting and a bit peculiar but never really looked into it more than that! But as I grew older, I’ve...