More about Newbury Quakers
Who we are and what we do
A PERSONAL VIEW FROM OUR CLERK.
My name is Carolyn and at the moment I am Clerk of Newbury Quaker Meeting.
We all take turns at looking after the various tasks needed for the smooth running of our Quaker Meeting. Before being Clerk I was the room hirings administrator. I also love our garden and spend a lot of time working on it.
A Quaker Clerk is an amalgamation of Chairperson and Secretary. The clerk arranges a Meeting for Business once a month, puts together an agenda, clerks (chairs) the meeting and writes the minutes.
Anyone who attends our Sunday ‘Meeting for Worship’ can also attend and contribute to a Business Meeting.
Decisions are made by all Quakers present at a business meeting, but we don’t vote – so it is the responsibility of the clerk to listen to all views and discern the way to a decision.