Quakerism at the Woodlands
Woodlands Quaker Home is open to all regardless of religious denomination.
Penn Quaker meeting is held weekly on a Sunday at 10.30am in the common room of the main house. Attendance is entirely voluntary, but all are welcome.
There is also a short period of silence before mealtimes in the dining room, as a time for prayer or quiet reflection.
Quakers try to live simply and sustainably, promoting peace, equality and truth. Putting faith into action is central to their way of life and they gather weekly for worship, on a Sunday. Quaker Meetings for Worship take place in ‘meeting houses’ and meetings for worship are open to all.
Silence is a key part of meetings for worship and provides an opportunity for people to get closer to God.
" True silence is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment "
George Fox (1624 -1691)