Newcomers

The front of the Meeting House

Our Meetings begin at 10.30am every Sunday. To be more accurate, they begin when the first person enters the room. So when you arrive you will probably be met by someone at the door, from 10.15am.

There are stairs or a lift to the first floor Meeting Room and a ramp from the road to the main door.

 

There is a lobby, and and a lift and stairs go up into the main room. Someone will greet you downstairs. Go in and sit where you like. The room will be silent. Take time to settle.

Stay in a quiet space if you can, but expect the unexpected.

Someone may read one of our 'Advices and Queries' and others may speak (minister) briefly. Ministry comes from the heart and it can be quite subtle to understand when to speak and what to say. Quakers usually let silences grow when someone speaks, which can feel odd at first. We do not reply to ministry.

At about 11.30am someone will initiate shaking hands or some other greeting.

There are then notices and tea and coffee. Sometimes we have bring and share lunch or a Business Meeting.

http://discoveringquakers.org.uk  is an excellent website for more information