Purley Quaker Meeting

Purley Quaker Meeting

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About the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

“Meet together and know one another in that which is eternal,
which was before the world was.”

George Fox - founder of the Society, 1657

“There is that of God in everyone” - George Fox

Lesley’s sketch of an MfW

An impression of a meeting for worship


Image copyright Lesley J. Webster and licensed for reuse under CC-BY-SA link

More information at:  Quakers in Britain   Wikipedia.

“Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in every one” - George Fox

Purley Quakers are part of South London Area Quaker Meeting - a group of five Meetings. We are part of the wider Religious Society of Friends with Meetings and Meeting Houses all over the UK and indeed, all over the world.

Quaker Peace Testimony

”Our principle is, and our practices have always been, to seek peace, and ensue it, and to follow after righteousness and the knowledge of God, seeking the good and welfare, and doing that which tends to the peace of all. All bloody principles and practices we do utterly deny, with all outward wars, and strife, and fightings with outward weapons, for any end, or under any pretence whatsoever, and this is our testimony to the whole world. That spirit of Christ by which we are guided is not changeable, so as once to command us from a thing as evil, and again to move unto it; and we do certainly know, and so testify to the world, that the spirit of Christ which leads us into all Truth will never move us to fight and war against any man with outward weapons, neither for the kingdom of Christ, nor for the kingdoms of this world.

And as for the kingdoms of this world, we cannot covet them, much less can we fight for them, but we do earnestly desire and wait, that by the word of God's power and its effectual operation in the hearts of men the kingdoms of this world may become the kingdoms of the Lord and of his Christ, that he might rule and reign in men by his spirit and truth, that thereby all people, out of all different judgments and professions might be brought into love and unity with God and one with another, and that they might all come to witness the prophet’s words, who said, ‘Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more’.” (Isiah 2:4; Micah 4:3)

Declaration to King Charles II of England, 1660
More information on the British Quakers website

On an Afternoon Train from Purley to Victoria, 1955
(1995)   A poem by James Berry (1924 - 2017)
Possibly describing a real incident and the woman involved may well have been a member of Purley meeting.

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