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GETTING READY FOR QUAKER WORSHIP

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INTRODUCTON

Finding our way into Meeting for Worship gives guidance for those new to Quaker worship in York.

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MEETING FOR WORSHIP

Quakers call their collective worship meetings. They come together as equals, without a priest. Meeting for worship is held on the basis of silence.

Quaker worship begins when the first Friends sit in silence.

They are drawn together in the shared stillness. This is sometimes referred to as a gathered meeting. The meeting can pass entirely in silence, but usually there are spoken contributions. Anyone present may stand and speak if prompted.

The meeting customarily comes to an end after the alloted time when two elders shake hands.

Meeting for worship is at the heart of Quaker life.

COMING TO MEETING FOR WORSHIP

Visitors are welcome at all our meetings for worship. When you join the worshipping group, you can just sit down wherever you like. Most meetings last for an hour.

If you are visiting for the first time, you might find it helpful to read the leaflet Your first time at a Quaker Meeting? for the first few minutes. (You will find this small leaflet in the leaflet displays, or ask a doorkeeper.)

Following Meeting for Worship, there are notices about forthcoming events. We then chat over tea and coffee.

Some meetings have a shorter midweek meeting for worship.

Our Quiet Room is also available to anyone through the week for silent reflection or worship.

CHILDREN

Larger meetings in the York area have activities for children during Sunday meeting for worship. You will find information about this on the website pages of individual Local Meetings.

Children join us for the first quarter of an hour of the silent worship, when they leave to continue with other activities, sometimes in different age groups.

Please note that during the
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