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Directory of services: Elders and overseers (PDF)

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Elders are responsible for fostering the spiritual life of a Quaker meeting, while overseers ensure the pastoral care of individuals and the worshipping community.

Britain Yearly Meeting support elders and overseers by providing training and resources. We also share activities they might want to consider to help them meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of their worshipping community.

This page is intended to complement information provided in the Directory of services. There is also a specific section on this website related to the role of elders and overseers.

You can download a PDF of the 'Directory of services: Elders and overseers'. This is a copy of this section as printed in May 2016 and so may be out of date. The web pages are kept up to date on an ongoing basis and the printed copies are updated every two years.