Quaker Quest Euston has moved online, and is welcoming enquirers from across Britain. If you know someone who is Quaker-curious, or have newcomers at your Local Meeting who would like to learn more, please pass on this information:
Quaker Quest Euston has been running for nearly twenty years and before lockdown met at Friends House. It has provided a friendly space for people to find out more about Quakers and to ask a group of Quakers about their experience in the context of the Religious Society of Friends. The Quaker Quest team is just a group of Quakers happy to share their experience of life as Quakers with anyone who is interested.
In April this year, we took the decision to meet online and adopt a looser discussion format that seemed more suitable to sessions using Zoom. Because we are online we can welcome people from any part of Britain or indeed from other parts of the world.
Sessions are friendly and welcoming. They take place every Monday night between 7 and 8.30 and usually follow this format, which is deliberately very interactive:
One of the Quaker Quest team introduces a subject. Recent and forthcoming topics include: silence, forgiveness, community, work, God and worship. We also tend to look at the testimonies. This is followed by a discussion lasting about 45 minutes in which Quakers and questors alike are invited and encouraged to share their views. The Quakers on the team often find themselves challenged and enlightened by the contribution of questors. After a five-minute break we have a 15-minute Meeting for Worship followed by informal chat which also offers a further opportunity to ask questions or share views.
The best way for people to join the sessions is through the MeetUp group. Signing up for a session provides the Zoom link and also gives the team some idea of how many Questors might be attending.
The email address ZoomQuakerQuest@gmail.com also gives an automatic response with details of the link and password – and queries can be sent to the gmail account.