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More about Friends House Quaker Meeting
Friends House is the central offices and the meeting place for Quakers from all over Britain. It is a busy and lively place throughout the week with a library, a restaurant, a bookshop and Internet café. On Sunday mornings there has been a Meeting for Worship here throughout the eighty years of the building’s existence. Its over fifty members and many regular attenders come from all over London, many of whom live on their own or live with a partner. There are not families with children attending regularly at present, though there is provision for children when they do attend. (phoning or emailing the clerk in advance is a good idea for those planning to bring children). Many young people, particularly those working or studying in London for a time, make their way to the Sunday meeting. The age range of the meeting is varied, but tends to be younger than at many meetings because of the student population. We also welcome, Sunday by Sunday, visiting Quakers from all over the world, who greatly enrich the worship of the Meeting.
After Meeting for Worship, on the first Sunday of each month, there is a Newcomers’ Forum - a discussion group largely for people who are new to the Society of Friends, or are ‘finding their way’. On the last Sunday of the month, after Meeting for Worship, there is a regular gathering called ‘Aspects of Quakerism’, which discusses a different subject each month, often briefly introduced by someone with a special interest or knowledge.
There is also a Meeting for Worship on Thursday evenings in the Friends House Quaker Centre at 6.30pm. This is a small group often including newcomers some of whom have previously attended Quaker Quest, also held in the Quaker Centre on Monday evenings.