Anyone is free to speak or read aloud should they feel led to share their personal experience and observations. Such ministry breaks the silence for the moment but does not interrupt it. We listen with an open mind to what is being said. Each contribution may help somebody, but our needs are different and can be met in different ways. If something does not speak to our condition or need, we try to reach the spirit behind the words.
Each of us brings our own life experience to the meeting. We may not necessarily feel any deep sense of connection to ‘the divine’, but may be content to hold an awareness that our experiences in life point beyond ourselves to a greater whole.
Friends do not pressurise anybody to join them: they leave people free to decide whether the Quaker way really is for them. Leaflets on various aspects of the Quaker way can be obtained free from our meeting house.
Meetings for worship are open to everyone: children are specifically welcomed.