‘Other practices, while not being quite so anachronistic, might well deserve reviewing.’

Lost for words: Peter Jarman thinks the Society needs an update

‘Let us use the language of the twenty-first rather than the seventeenth century.’ | Photo: Jason Leung / Unsplash.

We Friends appear to cherish anachronisms like ‘Meeting for Worship’, ‘elders’ and ‘overseers’, and ‘Meeting for Sufferings’. This does not do our public image much good. I suggest some revisions.

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