Welcome to the Beverley Quaker Meeting website. We hope you will find all the information you need, but if you would like more please contact us.
Our Meeting House is at Quaker Lane, Woodlands, Beverley,
E.Yorks., HU17 8BY.
150 yds from the former Westwood Hospital archway.
The Meeting House has wheelchair accessible ramps to the front and side doors and an accessible toilet. The Meeting Room has a hearing loop.
Beverley Quakers are part of
the Pickering and Hull Area Meeting - Click here to visit their website
Pickering and Hull Area Meeting
Meeting for Worship
Meeting for Worship
each Sunday 10.30a.m. - 11.30a.m.
every first Wednesday
12.30p.m. - 1.00p.m. and every third Wednesday starting at 6.00 p.m. (a time change from October 2015)
All are welcome, the young and the not so young.
A Quaker meeting creates a space of gathered stillness. We come together where we can listen to the promptings of truth and love in our hearts, which we understand as rising from God. Our meetings are based on silence: a silence of waiting and listening. Most meetings last for about an hour.
The silence is different from the silence of solitary meditation, as the listening and waiting in a Quaker meeting is a shared experience in which worshippers seek to experience God for themselves.
The seating is usually arranged in a circle or a square to help people be aware of one another and conscious of the fact that they are worshipping together as equals. There are no priests or ministers. The silence may be broken if someone present feels called to say something which will deepen and enrich the worship. Anyone is free to speak, pray or read aloud if they feel strongly led to do so. This breaks the silence for the moment but does not interrupt it.
In the quietness of the meeting, we can become aware of a deep and powerful spirit of love and truth, transcending our ordinary, day-to-day experiences. This sense of direct contact with the divine is at the heart of the Quaker way of worship and nourishes Quakers in the rest of their daily lives.