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EARTH-QUAKING: Watford Quakers invite community to join worship

 Published on: 12th September 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

Watford Quakers are inviting the community to experience their unique form of worship.

As part of the national Quaker Week, from September 23 to October 1, local residents are being encouraged to come along and see the unique way that Quakers, a distinct denomination of Christianity, pray.

Watford Quaker Jonathan Carmichael said: “Our worship is based on silence, as we listen inwardly for a divine voice. We sit in a circle, and anyone can give a short spoken contribution arising from this silent stillness.

“We don’t sing hymns or have anyone leading our worship. Instead, we wait in quiet expectation that words or thoughts will arise while we are meeting.

“While our roots are in Christianity, no one defines what a Quaker should believe, and we try to be open to ‘new light’ from many cultures, writings and experiences. Seeing everyone as equal often leads Quakers to work for peace and against war, and to seek truth and justice for all.”

Sunday worship is held from 10.30am to 11.30am every week at Watford Quaker Meeting House, 150 Church Road.

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