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December 6, 2017

Our local garden centre has a poster inviting children to come and meet Santa Claus, Peppa Pig and the Minions – for a small fee of course. This set me thinking about what Christmas means to people today. Rush, hustle and bustle, presents, family time… Behind that of c...

November 8, 2017

There are more than 475 Quaker meetings in Britain of which Ackworth is one.

More than 20,000 people attend Quaker meetings to worship.

Source: quaker.org.uk 

October 27, 2017

Quakers and prayer

"One of the things that puzzled me when I first encountered Quakers was the apparent lack of prayer in services. Some churches have set prayers that are sung or said as part of services, others encourage extempore prayer out loud; but Quakers are most...

October 23, 2017

One of our members has kindly reflected on the meeting for us.

"I attended the Quakers in Yorkshire meeting held at Bootham School last Saturday.

There were some challenges posed to us all.

The first was how Local Meetings should respond to the needs of young people in th...

October 7, 2017

We were delighted to welcome some little ones to the Low Ackworth Community Centre this morning where we had a number of Craft activities set up.  A good time was had by all and it was a lovely event to mark the end of Quaker Week.

August 30, 2017

If you've never been to a Quaker Meeting for Worship then you might not know what to expect and we understand that this might be a little bit daunting.  There really is nothing to worry about.  We welcome everyone to our meetings.  If you follow the link below then it...

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