Introduction: Luton and Leighton Area Meeting is a regional grouping of 9 Quaker Meetings in and around West Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, and forms part of Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. The Area Meeting is a registered charity with a charity number of 1134541.
Quaker History & Belief. Quakerism was founded in England in 1652 on the realisation that each and every person could have direct experience of God. Quaker belief is rooted in Christianity, but it is not a strict or exclusive sect. Quakers welcome diversity and accept that all religions may have something to say about our relationship with one another and with God.
Quaker Meetings. In a Quaker Meeting there are no hymns, readings or set prayers. As people arrive, they sit in silence, each free to reflect and pray in their own way, but in the company of others. Occasionally someone may interrupt the silence, stand, and speak to the meeting as a whole, sharing an insight, prayer or experience. The meeting ends after about an hour. Everyone is welcome to visit a Quaker meeting on a Sunday morning.
Visit a Quaker Meeting. Whether mildly curious, or feeling more strongly that Quakerism might be for you, you would be very welcome to attend a Quaker Meeting on Sunday. We will apply no pressure because we believe that true religion starts within the experience of each of us, so how you feel will be valued and respected. Many of us came to Quakerism in our adult life, so if you are a bit apprehensive we know how you feel, and will do our best to make you feel at home. Click on the links on the the home page to find details of your local meeting. If you live outside this area click here to find other Meetings in Britain.
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