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Quakers in Britain
Quakers in Britain have a complex structure made up of different meetings, groups and committees. Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) is the charitable organisation which supports and works on behalf of all Quakers in Britain. Most of our work is run by volunteer members with support from BYM's paid staff.
Meeting for Sufferings is the standing representative body entrusted with the care of the business of the Britain Yearly Meeting through the year.
Britain Yearly Meeting works on behalf of all Quakers in Britain to strengthen the Quaker community, speak out in the world and promote peace, justice, equality and sustainability. You can support this work by giving money or time.
As mentioned in the October 2016 monthly mailing, the Book of Meetings will not be published in 2017.
Meetings might request support for many reasons. Support might help spiritual growth, to seek advice on church government or legal matters or to access help when there are difficulties.
The responsibility for running local and area Quaker meetings is held by their members. Use these pages to find out about Quaker roles and the advice and support available to Friends.
There are many Quaker groups, arising from their members' Quaker faith. Groups help Friends to share common interests and explore and develop conviction and witness. Friends' passion and commitment to particular areas of interest can strengthen and deepen the life of the Society and breathe energy into more formal structures.