Local Development Work

Supporting Quaker Communities

Woodbrooke works with Britain Yearly Meeting to support Quaker meetings in Britain to be thriving Quaker communities.

Local Development Work

Local Development Work is a key component of the Integrated Strategy for Supporting Quaker Communities and will bring Woodbrooke learning and the work of Britain Yearly Meeting closer to Friends. As part of this Britain Yearly Meeting is employing local development workers with the aim for there to be a local worker within reach of every meeting by 2024. Local development workers work alongside Woodbrooke to help us better understand the needs of Friends in Britain and deliver learning to meet those needs.

Find out more about Local Development Work on the Quakers in Britain website

Local Development Work follows on from the Vibrancy in Meetings Pilot Programme which explored whether having locally-based staff can help Quaker meetings to thrive as communities. In this film Quakers in the four pilot areas talk about the work and how this approach has made a difference.


Third Phase Report

You can download the final report of the Vibrancy in Meetings pilot programme here: Vibrancy Third Phase Evaluation Report

Case Studies


For more information contact:

Rachel Matthews, Head of Supporting Quaker Communities

020 7663 1039

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