Quakers are members of a religious group which has been around for 350 years. However, we have a contemporary message and relevance for today, largely because our faith is based on our own experience of the divine, rather than on fixed doctrine.
We call ourselves "Friends", and the term is interchangeable with the word "Quaker". Our official name is the Religious Society of Friends.
The local Quaker meetings in northwest London welcome people new to the Religious Society of Friends and visitors from other Friends' meetings.
A Quaker meeting is a community sharing a common spiritual base in the individual experience of life and the divine. We value diversity, and our individual differences help give each meeting community a personality of its own. You can try different meetings. When you find a nearby one that suits you, it is good to settle in and become a part of the community yourself.
Times and places of local meetings which all are welcome to attend.
What to expect if you attend a Quaker meeting for the first time.
Another way to explore what we have to offer is to come to Quaker Quest , a series of weekly talks and discussions about Quaker spirituality. Quaker Quest is held each Monday (except bank holidays) beginning at 6:30 in Friends House, Euston
Often the best way to get acquainted is to experience Quaker worship for yourself or to talk to a Quaker. We recognize that some people like to read more before coming to a meeting, so here are some suggestions.
We acknowledge that our way may not address everyone's spiritual condition. We strive to be open to discussion and ready to listen and give to and receive from everyone.