Friends meet together in silence believing that the Holy Spirit, however perceived, will lead us to worship. Any person who feels moved to do so may speak at the meeting. We believe that God exists in everyone, so that anyone can experience divine love and guidance.
Quakers have great diversity of belief, and while words can divide us, the shared experience of silent worship, seeking to practice Christ’s message of love and compassion unites us. We know ours is not the only path to God, but believe it is the right one for us.
Quakerism is rooted in Christianity. We are formally known as the Religious Society of Friends. Currently, there are just over 1,500 members in Ireland.
The centre of Quaker spiritual life is the Sunday Meeting for Worship. Click on one of the 28 Meetings throughout Ireland for details of the nearest one to you. The best way of finding out about Quakers is to go to a Meeting for Worship. You may be sure of a warm welcome.
Since their foundation in the 17th century, Quakers have been encouraged to walk cheerfully over the world, answering to that of God in everyone.