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Meeting for Worship

Friends Meeting House

30, Roker Park Road, Sunderland, SR6 9PG

Our Meetings take place between 11am - 12noon every Sunday. Some people may already be sitting quietly in the Meeting Room when you arrive. Feel free to sit anywhere, perhaps leaving a few seats near the door for latecomers.

 

Meetings are not led by anyone. Sometimes they are totally silent. At other times, one or more people may feel moved to speak during our hour together. This "ministry" is received in silence, leaving everyone space to consider it.

 

Ministry , unlike a sermon, has not normally been planned before the Meeting begins. It may be a comment, a reading or occasionally a prayer. We look for the underlying truth, regardless of the words used.

 

Quakers have no creed and nothing is routinely said or

sung every week. The Meeting for Worship takes place around a silence in which we seek to come nearer to God and each other. We share the stillness of the Meeting. Nobody is expected to say anything.

 

The silence might seem strange at first because everyday life is so full of noise and movement. During Meeting, you might find yourself distracted by outside noise or roving thoughts. Just bring yourself back to the silence within the room, which can be very comforting and calming.

 

Each week, two Members will be responsible for the Meeting for Worship. They will mark the end of the Meeting by shaking hands. At this point, you may wish to shake hands with the person sitting next to you.

Notices are then read out. Afterwards, there is time to chat over tea /coffee. You are very welcome to join in.

 

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