Pop the question: our worship is distinctive, says Rosemary Wells

‘Perhaps some will just feel glad to be alive.’

‘What prompted you to come?’; ‘Why have you stayed?’ | Photo: by Dollar Gill on Unsplash

Quaker Meeting for Worship is unique among all forms of worship. Even within the monastic tradition of silence, there isn’t the opportunity for, or expectation of, the personal sharing our worship allows. There, the prayers are liturgical, and, although lay people can join in, monks and nuns are committed full time. But in Quaker worship anyone from the newest-comer to the longest-standing Friend can offer spoken ministry, given out of experience, insight, knowledge, desire to share, and response to God.

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