QUAKERS ARE A FAITH GROUP COMMITTED TO WORKING FOR
EQUALITY AND PEACE
If you would like to see what a Quaker Meeting is like, just find one that is convenient for you and turn up - you will be very welcome. There are eight Quaker meetings in the Northumbria Area:
Newcastle, Alnwick, Sunderland, Monkseaton, Durham, Hexham, Allendale, Stocksfield.
Quaker faith is a search for truth, not an arrival.
We don't offer neat creeds or doctrine. Instead, we try to help each other work out how we should live. All people are welcome and accepted at a Quaker meeting.
Quakerism is almost 400 years old. It's the common name for the Religious Society of Friends. It grew out of Christianity and today we also find meaning and value in other faiths and traditions. We recognise that there's something transcendent and precious in every person. Different Quakers use different words to describe this, but we all believe we can be in contact with it and encounter something beyond our individual selves.
Quakers don't use traditional religious structures or paid ministers. We share responsibility for what we do because everyone has a valuable contribution to make.
Read Advices and queries to learn more about Quaker beliefs and attitudes and for an insight into the Quaker approach to life.
Quaker meetings for worship can be held anywhere, at any time. Every meeting begins in silence. We use it to open ourselves to the wisdom that comes out of stillness. It enriches us and shapes us, individually and collectively. This is what we mean by 'worship'. You can read more about how we worship here
There are eight meetings in the Northumbria Area. Some are small, some large and they all share the same way of worship.
The meetings are at Newcastle, Alnwick, Hexham, Sunderland, Durham, Monkseaton, Stocksfield and Allendale.
You are most welcome to join us. Please use the form below to make an enquiry.