Pickering & Hull Area Quaker Meeting

Welcome!

Please explore our website to learn about Quakers, and to find out more about Local Quaker Meetings and events in our area of North and East Yorkshire.

As Quakers we believe that God can be found in everyone, and that we all can share God’s love. We meet together regularly in silent worship, during which anyone moved to speak may do so. Find out more about Quakers and our from the links below.

Pickering and Hull Area Meeting is one of a number of regional groupings of Quakers in Yorkshire. It comprises seven Local Meetings, all of which would be delighted to welcome visitors to their Meetings for Worship.

Who are Quakers?

Quakers share a way of life rather than a set of beliefs. Quakers seek to experience God directly, within ourselves and in our relationships with others and the world around us. We meet together for silent worship in local meetings which are open to all.

The Quaker way has its roots in Christianity and finds inspiration in the Bible and the life and teachings of Jesus. Quakers also find meaning and value in the teachings of other faiths; we acknowledge that ours is not the only way.

Our focus is on our experience rather than written statements of belief. Our sense of community does not depend on professing identical beliefs, but from worshipping, sharing and working together.

Since our foundation in the 1600s in England, Quakers have tried to make a practical witness to our religious convictions. Quakers are especially active in peace work, human rights and social reform. This is best seen in our Testimonies.

Find out more about Quakers here: Quakers in Britain website and BBC Religions website

See our Links page for further related websites.

 

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