Supporting Woodbrooke – Statement 8 Feb 2021

08 February 2021

Woodbrooke has been working hard to ensure that throughout the pandemic we offer learning, nurture, connection, training and worship opportunities. We have been really encouraged by the engagement from Friends, with course participation increasing by over a third in 2020. Many new Friends, Friends from across the world, and the Quaker-curious are experiencing Woodbrooke for the first time. Amazingly, the total attendance at our online worship in 2020 was more than 18,000.

The support of Quaker communities is essential for us. Like many organisations which rely on hospitality to support their work, Woodbrooke continues to face huge financial challenges.  We know that like Woodbrooke lots of meetings are also confronting their own difficulties. Many are supporting Friends in their meetings to participate in the learning we offer.

Woodbrooke Correspondents help share the treasures Woodbrooke offers.  They can tell Friends about the variety of online courses we offer and ways we can help Friends to afford Woodbrooke learning. We hope that meetings will continue to do this, and we look forward to working with you. Find out more information here:

We are also grateful for those who are able to make a donation, particularly if they have training budgets they wish to gift to us. Please contact to open the conversation with us or visit

With your support, Woodbrooke hopes to rise to meet the needs of Friends in the coming decades, sustaining over 100 years of nurturing the vital ministry of Friends.


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