The Future of British Quakerism

18-20 October 2024
Yarnfield Park, Staffordshire and online - the conference will begin with dinner on Friday and end with lunch on Sunday.

Woodbrooke and Quakers in Britain working in partnership.

The future of British Quakerism - Square

British Quakerism is at a critical juncture and this gathering will be an opportunity to ask and address the pressing questions about its future. This major conference, run jointly by Woodbrooke and Quakers in Britain will acknowledge challenges, reflect on insights, and explore ways to support our communities and deepen our spiritual lives in the face of change.

Every Area Meeting is invited to send one representative but there are open places as well.

Area Meetings can reserve a place for your representative now by completing this form.

Booking for individuals will open soon, you can express your interest by completing this form. We will then let you know when booking opens.

The conference will feature four key note presentations from Paul Parker, Rhiannon Grant, Shena Deuchars and Ben Pink Dandelion exploring questions such as: Where is British Quakerism heading?; What do the latest survey results show?; and What does it mean to be a Quaker in Britain today? There will also be a number of workshops which will explore five different themes:

  • Membership, Commitment and Belonging; what is required to belong to a Quaker community?
  • Theology and Identity; how does our theology relate to our Quaker identity?
  • A Confident Quaker Voice; how do we share the Quaker way with confidence?
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; how do we make our Quaker communities truly equitable?
  • Resource; what resources do we need to nurture our worshipping communities?

Booking will open soon for individuals and the prices will be:

Single room: £380
2 people sharing a twin room: £500
Online attendance: £65

Prices for children and families will be available on request once booking opens.

Register your interest to be notified when booking opens.

This course will involve:


Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in this event.

Please be clear about your requirements when booking so that we can ensure an appropriate room is allocated or other provision is in place.

For detailed accessibility information at the venue please see Yarnfield Park’s website.

Automated Zoom closed captions are available for those joining by Zoom but if you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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