Chichester Quaker Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1NX
(Free Parking in road on Sunday or pay to park in nearby New Park Road car park)
The Meeting can be contacted on 01243 839829 or at contact email (Click the link)
The Religious Society of Friends - more commonly known as Quakers, share a way of life, not a set of beliefs. We seek to experience God directly, within ourselves and in our relationships with others and the world around us. We share the core values of truth, equality, simplicity and peace. - Quakers are a small group of some 25,000 worshipers in the UK. Quakers believe that it is possible for every person to have a real and direct experience of God, without the need for priests/ministers and rituals. If you are used to a priest-led service, you will find a Quaker Meeting for Worship quite different.
Chichester Quakers meet regularly for Meetings for Worship, every Sunday morning at 10:30 for an hour followed by coffee at biscuits. We also meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7.00 pm. If it is your first time at a Quaker Meeting, we suggest you try to arrive a little early as there will be people to talk (and ask questions!) to, and give you some leaflets or books for you to look at, so you can have a slightly better idea of what to expect. Also, if you have a look at the 'Personal Views' page there is an introduction letter from our Co-Clerk that you may find very useful. A Light that is Shining by Harvey Gillman is an excellent introduction to Quakerism. If you request an information pack you will get a free copy in the post.
Please take a look at the rest of our site. We hope to add more pages as time goes on. Also, the links below and throughout the site will hopefully tell you more.
To find out more, please click on the following link:
Quakers in Britain
This includes further information on:
Peace and Social Witness
* Quaker Testimonies
* Quaker Faith and Practice (The book of Christian
discipline of the Yearly Meeting of the Religious
Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain)
* Quaker Life (which works to strengthen and sustain the fabric of Quaker life with Britain Yearly Meeting. Covering for example faith and practice, children and young people, pastoral care, diversity and inclusion.)
The Children's Committee organise a planned programme of Sunday Meetings for our children and young people - dates available on request. Provision will be made for visiting children on any Sunday outside this programme. Please telephone 01243 699843 for information. All the leaders of Children's Meetings have a current enhanced CRB certificate.
Companion Dogs are warmly wecomed to the meeting. But it would be appreciated if they kept noise to a minimum.
We have a lovely suntrap of a garden for times of quiet contemplation or eating picnics before talks.
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