Welcome

Meetings for worship will be held online and at the Kingston Quaker Centre inline with the government guidelines for physical gatherings. 

We have found that our Meetings for Worship using Zoom create a similar experience to traditional Quaker worship.  In some ways, it’s better because you get to see the friendly faces  more clearly, and provided the technology works, you can hear everything.

At the end of worship, few of us meet in the garden if the weather is good. Others join in break-out rooms for small conversation groups. 

You are welcome to join us in our worship at Kingston Quaker Centre or using Zoom. Meeting schedule and zoom links can be found in the following sections. Please email clerk@kingstonquakers.org for more information.

Quakers try to live simply and sustainably, promoting peace, equality and truth. Putting faith into action is central to our way of life and we meet weekly for quiet worship, usually on Sunday, in more than 475 locations across Britain. Quakers have worshipped in Kingston for more than 350 years.

You do not have to be a Quaker to come to a Quaker Meeting – all are very welcome.

 

We meet for worship at Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2PT.  At the moment our meetings are socially distanced and are also held on Zoom. You are welcome to join in person or on Zoom:

Sunday at 10:00 – 11:30 AM at the Quaker Centre and Online.
Wednesday at 6:15 – 7:00 PM at the Quaker Centre and Online.

You may find it helpful to read Getting ready for Quaker worship if you’ve not attended before.

You can read more about Quakers on the Quakers in Britain website.

Quakers Today

We have no creed, sacraments or priests and we try to live by the testimonies of Peace, Equality, Simplicity, Sustainability and Truth. More info

The root and source of Quakerism is “Meeting for Worship”. We gather in a shared silence to seek a sense of connection with our inner selves, with each other and with the deepest truth. In the silence we open ourselves to the strength and guidance we need to live in the world today. Equality is fundamental and we search for “that of God” in everyone. More info

Quaker communities, including Kingston Quakers, follow the guidance of Quaker Faith and Practice, which contains guidance for church affairs and excerpts from valued Quaker writings.  Our Advices and Queries, Chapter 1 of Quaker Faith and Practice,  provide a reminder of some treasured insights of our Society.  

To read “Quaker Faith and Practice” online visit Quaker faith & practice

Quakers, originating in the fervently Christian 17th Century, still consider ourselves as a church which is Rooted in Christianity, Open to New Light.

Many Quakers today work with charities and peace-making initiatives throughout the world. Quakers in Kingston are a founder member of Kingston Community Refugee Sponsorship  

In 2011 Quakers in Britain made a commitment to live more sustainably. Since then   meetings and individuals have taken practical action to achieve this goal. 

For details of contemporary Quakerism,  free information resources and how to find other meetings visit Quakers in Britain website

For an interesting view of Quaker history visit The Quaker Tapestry