World Quaker Day

An annual event on the first Sunday in October to celebrate Quakers worldwide!

World Quaker Day is an annual event where we celebrate the diversity of Quakerism around the world, and build connections to make our community stronger.

World Quaker Day 2022 will take place on Sunday 2 October with the theme Becoming the Quakers the World Needs.

This year, every Friends church or Meeting is encouraged to send or receive visitors to or from another Quaker group, to bring greetings, build relationships and share ideas.

Inter-visitation today is the easiest it has ever been, with many Quakers meeting online or in hybrid form. To make it even easier, sign up online and we can share details of Quaker groups especially hoping for visitors on the day. Alternatively you might like to visit in person, which we can also help with.

If you would like to be part of World Quaker Day 2022, either by visiting another Quaker group or welcoming Friends to yours, please sign up using the form below.

In preparation, here’s a video with Tim Gee, General Secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation inviting Friends to take part in World Quaker Day.

What is World Quaker Day?

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) began this annual event in 2014 to help raise awareness of the diverse family of Friends we have around the world.

It is a chance for Quakers to remember that we are worshiping through every time zone, celebrating our deep connections across cultures and Quaker traditions. We are united in love and can accompany each other on this special day that draws us together. As we worship, we can hold each other in prayer and thanksgiving, and let our hymns of praise resound across the world.  It is a chance to celebrate our wonderful diversity of expression, whilst at the same time offering an important opportunity to learn about Friends’ experiences in other parts of the world. 

NEXT STEPS
  1. Save the date for World Quaker Day and put it in your calendar.
  2. Sign up to take part using the form above.
  3. Inform your church or meeting about World Quaker Day.
  4. Choose from the ideas, activities and resources provided on the World Quaker Day website.
  5. After the event, tell others what you have done — write it up or make a video then send it to us.
  6. Check back on the World Quaker Day website to see what other Friends around the world have done.