Rhiannon Grant’s work at Woodbrooke spans academic and practice-based approaches to Quakerism. She teaches in Woodbrooke’s short course program and supervises research and teaches postgraduate…
What do Quakers Say About Baptism and Communion?
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The majority of Quakers reject the physical acts of baptism with water and communion with bread and wine. Instead, they might talk about the importance of these spiritual experiences occurring inwardly – or they might not talk about them at all. In this session, we will explore some of the things Quakers have said about these sacraments and how common Quaker understandings are both different from, and connected to, the ideas of other Christian groups. This session is ideal for people who have some experience of other churches and want to find out more about the Quaker way, but no previous knowledge is needed and all technical or theological terms will be explained. Please bring any questions you have about inner experience and ritual, about how Quakers relate to Christianity, and about the spiritual meanings of baptism and communion.
All times given are UK time.
Course category: Exploring Quakerism
This course will involve:
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 the course. Closed captions for live sessions may be available upon request; please contact us directly in addition to booking if you require closed captions.