Mission critical: Geoffrey Durham tells of a new outreach project for all Friends

‘British Quakers need to let people know that we exist, and that we have something to say.’

‘Groups who take the plunge are often thrilled at the response when they talk plainly about their faith.’ | Photo: from Unsplash by Chris Montgomery

In 1680, we’re told, there were some 60,000 Quakers in Britain, around one person in a hundred. It’s a startling figure, but it needs to be put into context: it followed thirty-odd years in which Quakers in this country were active – wildly, passionately active – in their proselytising and their outreach.

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