Community

We aim to be a loving, supportive community: grounded in our Quaker faith, and sharing and learning from each other’s experience.

We met for our AGM at the 2016 Britain Yearly Meeting and were delighted when fifty people came along and which meant we had to abandon the room for twelve we’d booked and find a bigger space! Friends shared deeply and movingly at that meeting and it was clear there was a growing energy for change and to develop our work. 2016 and 2017 have been significant years for us as we’ve been through a discernment process to change our name; we’ve also simplified our membership system, and are refocusing our mission.

We put on occasional events and want to encourage and support members to organise and hold events and gatherings. We have a presence at national events such as Quakers in Britain’s Yearly Meeting and Pride in London. We want to encourage Friends from local meetings around the country to attend their local Pride events as a valuable form of outreach, and are working on some resources that we can send out for this purpose. We have a small, long-standing monthly local group in London and are willing to support Friends who would like to start ones elsewhere.

We are here as a resource for those currently within the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and those who are interested in exploring the Quaker way. We hope you will join us in celebrating the diversity of our gender and sexuality through becoming a member and getting actively involved.