Folkestone: Meetings for Worship
Due to UK government restrictions in response to the ongoing corona virus outbreak, in-person Quaker Meetings for Worship are currently suspended.
Instead, Folkestone Friends have been doing several things:
Folkestone Friends agreed that, for the duration of the pandemic restrictions, they would try to set aside 10.30 – 11.00 every Sunday morning as a common time for worship in the silence of their own homes, without the use of technology, in the knowledge that others in Folkestone Meeting would, simultaneously, be doing the same.
Government regulations permitting, and when the weather has been clement, small numbers of Folkestone Friends have gathered for a Meeting for Worship, appropriately physically distanced, in the garden of one or other Friend.
Online Meetings for Worship have also been taking place. These Meetings for Worship are not specific to Folkestone, but are intended primarily for the Quaker community across East Kent in particular, and associated with Kent in general. If you are a Friend, including from another Area Meeting, and wish to attend an online East Kent Area Meeting (EKAM) Meeting for Worship, you are encouraged to contact the EKAM Web Manager for an invitation. Online Meetings for Worship take place at 10:45 on Sundays, at 08:20 on Tuesdays, at 21:00 on Wednesdays and at 12:30 on Thursdays.
If, as a member of the general public, you would like to learn more about Quakers, you would be very welcome to attend an online Meeting for Enquirers. Woodbrooke Study Centre hosts 11 online Meetings for Worship each week. Members of the public are encouraged to visit the relevant page of the Woodbrooke Study Centre website for details about how to attend. Should you find that the Quaker way of worship suits you, then attending a local online Meeting for Enquirers may be an excellent route to greater involvement and participation.
Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends issued this notice:
Click here for the notice from Britain Yearly Meeting.
Premises unsuitable for a separate Children’s Meeting.
Meeting for Worship for Business
Meetings for Worship for Business are held when the need arises.
A discussion group is held monthly either immediately following a Meeting for Worship, or else at the home of one or other Friend. Details of discussion group meetings are announced by means of the Folkestone Meeting’s e-mail list.
St. Paul’s Church Hall, Enbrook Park, Sandgate