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Alton Quaker Meeting

What Quakers believe

The Quaker way of life is rooted in Christianity but differs in that we have always valued the individual’s relationship to the Divine over any forms, structures or even the Bible. Some Quakers have a deep love of tradition expressions of Christianity; others find this less important, finding other traditions more meaningful. As we are each different, with different experience, so our faith will vary and grow and change and this we find enriching.

At the centre of our lives is the Quaker ‘Meeting for Worship’. Here is stillness and quiet we each engage with the transforming power of love and truth, which can work on each of us from where we find ourselves, however and whoever we are. This experience could lead anyone present to speak briefly to share the insights gained within the Meeting. From these leadings Quakers often find they have much in common and find themselves called powerfully to act.