FROM 2 APRIL 2016: Sundays 11:00am; 2nd Thursday each month 1:00pm

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Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET

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Why we meet

Unprogrammed gatherings of friends in silent waiting

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Welcome, Friend

Quakers meet in the heart of Durham City each week, and at other times, in silence. We're only silent during our meetings for worship however, and we reach out to the local and wider community supporting a variety of charitable activities. We strive to uphold the principles of the Quaker faith, which are integrity, equality, community, simplicity, and peace. Durham is a local meeting of Northumbria Area Meeting, which in turn is a part of Britain Yearly Meeting of Quakers, or the Religious Society of Friends. If you are curious you are welcome to come to one of our meetings.

About Quakers

To be a Quaker is to live one's life in a certain way, rather than follow any dogma or creed. This rests on the conviction that, by looking into their innermost hearts, people can have direct communion with their creator. So, in meetings for worship, Quakers wait together, largely in silence. Occasionally someone may speak briefly when moved by the spirit.

Quakers tend to live simply; they do not condone discrimination; they aim for non-violent solutions to conflict; they have been prominent in work for disadvantaged people at home and abroad.

It is fundamental to the Quaker way to try to be open to new insights from whatever source, to tolerate different beliefs and practices, and to work for reconciliation wherever there is strife.

Experiment With Light

"The Experiment with Light is a process that helps people deepen their spiritual lives by discovering what it means to wait in the Light". Find out more || 2014 Programme



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