Re:members: Rosemary Moore looks for lessons from early Friends on membership

‘Reputation was very important to Quakers at that time.’

‘The Balby elders were warning against admitting people too quickly.’ | Photo: A Quakers’ meeting, Egbert van Heemskerk, c1685

The recent suggestion at Meeting for Sufferings that attenders should be eligible to sit on central committees has brought into focus the question of how Britain Yearly Meeting handles membership.

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