Newcomers

  • Are you searching for meaning in life?
  • Are you looking for a group to support you in your spiritual search?
  • Do you long for peace and justice?
  • Are you spiritual but not ‘churchy’?
  • Are you looking for something different?

Young Quakers believe that spirituality is central to our daily living.

Whether you are a Quaker or not, you will be welcome at any Young Friends General Meeting (YFGM) gathering. Anyone aged 18-30ish can attend. This is a fun and informal chance to meet like-minded people of a similar age.

We try our hardest to make newcomers and those who are nearly new to the community feel included in YFGM right from the start. Welcome sessions towards the beginning of the weekend will introduce you to YFGM and explain all that you need to know to get stuck in and make the most of the gathering. There is always extra support provided to newcomers through our outreach team to make sure you find your feet in our community.

We also have special sessions for newcomers at each weekend which allow you to meet other first-time attendees, learn some of the fundamentals of Quakerism, and ask any questions you might have in a friendly, open setting. The newcomer sessions will also address some of  the practices specific to YFGM and aim to help you feel integrated in what we do.

Whatever your current knowledge of YFGM and Quakers, you will, of course, be welcome at any of our weekend meetings. We are always pleased to receive new participants.

So, if you’re 18-30, and interested in finding out more about Quakers, meeting new friends, and working towards social justice, why not join us for our next weekend?

General information about YFGM can be found at the About YFGM page. Please contact the office to be sent more information.

Quakers in Britain  – This page has general information for people in Britain who are new to Quakers.

Quaker Quest – The quest of Quakers is a spiritual path for our time – simple, radical and contemporary. Quaker Quest events are open to all people who want to explore their own spirituality and who would welcome the opportunity to find out how Quakers express theirs through worship and social action.

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