World Quaker Day

03 September 2022

World Quaker Day is an annual event to celebrate the diversity of global Quakerism and build connections to make our community stronger.

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.

You can view the full list of host meetings/churches on the World Quaker Day website here. To receive invitations to any of these gatherings, including information on times, time zones, languages, and style of worship, please sign up using this form.

Image reading “You are the Light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden”

Lang’ata Friends Church in Nairobi has been confirmed as lead World Quaker Day hosts for the Africa Section, and will welcome both virtual and in-person visitors from other countries.

South Belfast Quaker Meeting in Northern Ireland is the largest of a number of Friends Meetings in the Europe & Middle East Section welcoming visitors on the day.

In the Americas, programmed and semi-programmed meetings in both North and South America have confirmed participation, extending a welcome to Friends everywhere.

In Asia West Pacific two meetings in Australia will join together to welcome visitors from all around the world.

This video from QuakerSpeak explores how meetings for worship that combine in-person and online attendance can foster a connection to Spirit: What to Expect at a Hybrid Quaker Meeting for Worship

There is also a Bible quote to support the day:  “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14). All Friends are invited to use this as part of spiritual preparation.

You can download the World Quaker Day poster to display in your church or meeting house here. Visit www.worldquakerday.org for more information.