Organisation

Organisation

Worcester Quaker meeting is part of Worcester and Shropshire Area Meeting http://www.djb-wsq.com/index.php   Each meeting holds Sunday meetings for worship and a business meeting most months, conducted by the Clerk.  This is open to all members.  Quakers think of their business meetings as an extension of meetings for worship, both being held under the guidance of God.  Each Meeting has some Elders and Overseers who are responsible for the spiritual life of the Meeting and for the welfare of individual members and attenders.

 

An Area Meeting is held in all but two months each year. Here applications for membership are dealt with, appointments to national bodies are made and 'concerns' of individual Friends, having been raised at local Business Meetings, are talked through and may be forwarded to Yearly Meeting. This is the body that covers the work and life of the Society in Britain. Its executive body is still called 'Meeting for Sufferings', a reminder of the 17th century, when Quakers suffered in large numbers for their faith.


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