International Membership

           

                  Quaker Meeting in Prague                                                          Friends in Rome

FWCC’s International Membership Programme acts as a support for both isolated Friends and newly-established worship groups. It nurtures individuals and supports groups by organising intervisitation, sending out correspondence, promoting conferences, and providing information about other Friends organisations. A listing with the International Membership programme provides recognition and presence within the world family of Friends.

Once a worship group becomes sufficiently established, the International Membership programme can also facilitate its becoming a member of an existing yearly meeting or section of FWCC. It should be noted that although FWCC provides nurture and contact, its role is consultative: it is not an authority of spiritual discernment and discipline in the way a yearly meeting provides.

Many of these Friends speak languages other than English. There is a Glossary of French terms to help with communication in French. If you know of similar resources, please let Harry Albright know using the link below.

You can see where there are isolated Friends and groups here.

If you are an isolated Friend, you can register with FWCC here.

You can sign up for the International Members and isolated Friends Newsletter here.
(The Newsletter is sent three times per year.)

Click for more information about how to become an International Member (revised January 2018) and what to expect from a visit for membership (revised July 2018). If you are part of a small group of Friends, you can learn how to list it as a Worship Group with FWCC (revised January 2018).

Important: The International Membership Programme is not available to applicants who live within the remit of an established yearly or monthly meeting, or other Quaker body with responsibility for membership, no matter how isolated they might be. If you are not sure if you are able to apply, or if you have any other questions, please contact:

Harry Albright, International Membership Secretary
FWCC World Office
173 Euston Road
London NW1 2AX
UK

Are you an isolated Friend?

Is a member of your Church or Meeting living in an area with few or no other Friends?

FWCC maintains a register of Friends who are living in an area where there is no Meeting to which they can transfer their membership and who wish to remain members of their current Meeting.

If you or a member of your Church or Meeting is in this position, you can register with the FWCC World Office by filling out this form. Registering will allow FWCC to provide any support that is needed, as well as information about gatherings and other opportunities to connect with Friends.

This page also contains information for Friends wishing to transfer their membership to the International Membership Programme.