Sunday & Midweek Meetings
Introduction to Meeting for Worship
Quakers in Lewes gather for meeting for worship on Sunday mornings starting at 10:30 a.m. and lasting for one hour. Everyone is welcome; just come along. If it is your first meeting you might not know what to expect, but rest assured your presence will be welcomed. A Friend will greet you at the main door. You may choose where to sit within the meeting room. There are benches, and chairs are arranged in a circle. On your way in, you might like to choose a leaflet about Quakerism to read, if this is your first visit. Note that Quaker meetings take place mainly in silent worship but if a Friend is moved to speak, he or she will stand and minister. Sometimes the meeting will be entirely silent. Sometimes there is a great deal of ministry.
After Sunday morning meeting there will be notices (information, news, and upcoming events) given by the clerk, and a chance of introduce yourself if you would like to. At the end of Sunday morning meeting, Friends retire to the garden to enjoy tea, coffee, biscuits and conversation. You are more than welcome to join us.
Mid-week meeting is usually smaller, and lasts for half an hour rather than an hour.
Afterwards, you might like to discuss your experience of the meeting with someone. There will be an Elder on duty who can speak to you and answer any questions you may have. There is no need to do any preparation before attending a Quaker meeting for the first time, but if you would like to find out more, you might be interested in the on-line version of Quaker faith & practice, or visit the main website of Quakers in Britain.
Please do join us.
Meetings for worship are held at our Meeting House in Lewes on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and at The Open Door, rear of, 32 Church Twitten, High St, Lewes BN7 2LU on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.