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.
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.
For more information contact:
Rachel Matthews, Head of Supporting Quaker Communities