About Quakers

Our faith

Quakers are a faith group who try to live in truth, peace, simplicity and equality, finding God in ourselves and everyone we meet. We have roots in Christianity but value the insights of other faiths as well. Find out how Quakers worship and what we do.

stained glass at Newbury Meeting
stained glass at Newbury Meeting
Vigils fo peace - Quaker Tapestry
Vigils for peace - Quaker Tapestry

Our values

We try to put our faith into action. Find out about the values (testimonies) which help us live this way.

Quaker faith & practice

Quaker faith & practice is the ‘guidebook’ of Quakers in Britain. It is largely composed of extracts from Quakers' writings: a fitting way of expressing the breadth of our belief, experience and theology. It also describes our structures and practices.

Quakers faith and practice book
Quakers faith and practice book
George Fox, attributed to Peter Lely (Swarthmore College, public domain)
George Fox, attributed to Peter Lely (Swarthmore College, public domain)

Our history

Quakers have a long history. Find out more about our past and the influence we have had on society.

Come to a Quaker Meeting in the Mid Thames Area

We meet at East Garston, Henley, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Wallingford and Wokingham. All are welcome.

Maidenhead Meeting for Worship
Maidenhead Meeting for Worship

Hear more about Quakers in their own words

Watford Quakers talk about their faith and practice in a great set of short videos.

Find out more at a course

A wide range of courses, retreats and events are offered at Quaker study centres, including our most local centre at Charney Manor:

Reading Quakers at Charney Manor
Reading Quakers at Charney Manor

Where Quakers meet in the Mid Thames Area