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, a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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:
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.
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
Updated 5 August 2021
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