Quaker worship is at the heart of the lives of Quakers. It gives strength, insight and inspiration.
Our worship can take place anywhere. It is communal. No one is in charge.
Anyone can come to a Quaker meeting and be part of the worship. No one will ever tell you what to believe.
When we worship, we are aiming to experience inner stillness through a deep silence in which we may discover meaning, purpose and understanding. In the stillness we become able to see our lives more clearly.
As well as silence, another aid to the stillness of our worship is the spoken word. If a member of the group feels moved to obey a deep, inner prompting to say something, that person stands and expresses it quietly, spontaneously and without fuss. Sometimes, others in the room may go on to make further vocal contributions. Often, the combination creates a yet deeper stillness.
Some Quaker meetings are entirely silent and are none the worse for that. No two are ever the same.
Quaker meetings can comfort, help and change people. At their best, they have a mystical power that takes your breath away and brings people back week after week, year after year.
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