A Brief Guide to Quaker Beliefs and Values

Meeting for Worship

Our Meetings for Worship have no minister or pastor and no order of planned service... read on

That of God in Everyone

Quakers believe there is "that of God in everyone", although some Friends prefer to use the word 'light' or 'spirit'... read on

The Bible and other Writings

Whilst the Bible is the source of almost all the testimonies and the ways of Friends, most Quakers do not regard any book as being the actual "word of God"... read on

The Sacraments

Friends do not appear to believe in sacraments. In fact nothing could be further from the truth... read on


Quakers try to be honest in their dealings with all people ... read on


Quakers are sometimes confused with Amish or Shaker groups because of their thoughts on simplicity ... read on


As Quakers we aim to be peacemakers in all of our dealings whether personal, national or international... read on

Equality of All

One of the main convictions of Quakers is the equality and value of everyone regardless of race, gender, age or beliefs... read on

The Inner Light

For Quakers what is experienced in our hearts and minds is more important than anything preached from a pulpit... read on