Patterns and examples
Quaker processes and a little practical know-how can bring about positive changes in a Quaker community. We hope that these stories will inspire, inform and enable you to bring about your own changes.
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Totnes: Experimental premises for a growing meeting
Totnes Friends had outgrown their small meeting house. They decided to take action and after much deliberation, embarked upon a unique experiment which suited the needs of the meeting.
Friends in Clitheroe transformed their meeting location
Friends in Sawley met in a historic meeting house from the eighteenth century but faced many maintenance and access problems in the space. They chose to sell the meeting house and relocate into the centre of their community.
How Barnstaple Meeting moved home
In 2017, Barnstaple Local Meeting sold their meeting house and have found their meeting rejuvenated in their new rented home.
Wells-next-the-Sea: Raising awareness of homelessness
Five churches - including Quakers, which constitute the Churches Together group in Wells-next-the-Sea, took an initiative to raise awareness of homelessness. They have organised a sleep-out in December for two years to raise money and draw community attention to rough sleeping.
How Adel Local Meeting beat mould and condensation
The meeting house had been well maintained but repair work in the past had caused some problems. In the large spaces black mould had built up in dark corners.