Meetings for Worship from 25 July 2021
Sunday morning Meeting for Worship
We now have a blended Meeting for Worship on Sunday mornings. This connects those worshiping online with those in the Meeting House (where numbers are limited to 15). To worship at the Meeting House please book a place by emailing our Resident Friends. If you’d like to join the online worship and haven’t done so far, please email the clerks for joining instructions.
Any number of Friends may worship together in the garden.
Some Friends prefer to hold a time of silent worship individually at home, knowing that others are doing the same thing. We call this “Separate Togetherness” and the worship takes place at the same time as the blended meeting. Friends worshipping in this way sometimes join the online meeting at 11:30 for the informal chat that follows.
However you choose to join us, our meeting begins at 10.30 for one hour and all are most welcome.
Sunday evening Meeting for Worship
We hold Sunday evening Meeting for Worship at 6.30pm. To attend, please book a place by emailing our Resident Friends.
Mid-week Meeting for Worship
We hold a mid-week Meeting for Worship on Wednesdays at 12.30pm. To attend, please book a place by emailing our Resident Friends.
The meeting house garden is available for private prayer and contemplation. However, please maintain social distancing at all times. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email us at Lewes Quakers
Open hearts, open minds
Quakers try to live in truth, peace, simplicity and equality, finding God in ourselves and in those around us. Our meetings for worship offer a welcoming opportunity for spiritual exploration.
Quakers seek to experience God directly, within themselves and in their relationship with others and in the world around them. They meet together for worship in local meetings which are open to all who wish to attend. The Quaker commitment to peace arises from the conviction that love is at the heart of existence and that all human beings are unique and equal. This leads Quakers to put their faith into action by working locally and globally to change the systems that cause injustice and violent conflict. Quakers try to live simply. They are concerned about the excesses and unfairness of our consumer society and the unsustainable use of natural resources.
from Quaker Faith & Practice
Our adoption of the [World Council of Churches’] concern for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation grows from our faith and cannot be separated from it. It challenges us to look again at our lifestyles and reassess our priorities and makes us realise the truth of Gandhi’s words: ‘Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion means.’ The earth’s resources must be conserved and shared more equitably and, as we are an integral part of creation, this is our responsibility.
London Yearly Meeting, 1989
- Advices & Queries, 25.1
Meetings for Worship
Sunday mornings 10:30 – 11:30
(Blended meeting i.e. Meeting House and Zoom)
Sunday evenings 18:30 – 19:00
(Meeting House only)
(Meeting House only)