Friends get ready for Quaker Week 2022
A week to focus on welcoming families with a 'Share your light' theme
Friends are celebrating Quaker Week this year with the theme of ‘Share your light’. With a particular focus on welcoming families, Quakers up and down the country are holding outreach activities for the week beginning 24 September, including a ‘Picnic for Peace’ in Henley and a talk on ‘Quakers: More than chocolate, oats and pacifism’ in south-west London. Earlier, Winchmore Hill Friends invited people to an Open House at their eighteenth-century Meeting house, and Rugby Friends are hosting a Thursday Meeting for Worship at Lutterworth Methodist Church at the end of the month.
‘Quakers worship both in stillness and in joyful, much noisier, children’s activities: in an increasingly fragmented society, these communities offer a welcoming place for all,’ Britain Yearly Meeting said in a press release, emphasising that Quaker worship ‘can be found in many different places, with hundreds taking part in Quaker camps this summer’. Quaker Week ends on World Quaker Day, 2 October, when Friends around the world will share reflections on the theme ‘Becoming the Quakers the world needs’.
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