Becoming Friends

Becoming Friends: Living and Learning with Quakers is an innovative learning project from Woodbrooke and Quaker Life which aims to nurture and support those who are new to Friends. It provides a flexible, interactive course & a range of ways for Quaker meetings to support newcomers as they learn. Becoming Friends will help newcomers develop an understanding of Quakerism, while exploring their own journey and connection with Friends – whether or not they are currently considering applying for membership.

The Becoming Friends course offers newcomers:

  • Flexible learning materials, accessible online or on paper.
  • Options for working alone & with others, using a variety of approaches.
  • A choice of learning units & activities to suit a wide range of interests & learning styles.
  • The chance to work at their own pace & for a length of time that suits their interests & availability.

First published in 2010, Becoming Friends is now out of print. A second edition with accompanying website is currently in preparation and will be available in 2021. The online version is no longer available for enrolment. News of the updated course will appear on our website

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