About Hammersmith Quakers

About Hammersmith Quakers

Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness; and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another, and not laying accusations one against another; but praying one for another, and helping one another up with a tender hand.
Isaac Pennington 1667, Quaker Faith and Practice 10.01

We are a small, active Meeting of children and adults – young and not so young. Our members and attenders include social workers, doctors, teachers, lawyers, students, shop workers, job seekers, computer programmers, writers, active retirees, an actress, a composer and opera singer. Most of us have come from equally diverse non-Quaker and Quaker backgrounds and have found our spiritual home here. The silence and the deepening spirituality it nurtures and the friendship of our inclusive community ‘spoke to our conditions’.

Our members are an active lot. We have study groups which explore topics like the Parables, lives and writings of early Quaker, Eastern Religions, post-Holocaust Judaism, and leading more compassionate lives. In the days following 9 11, we held a joint faith meeting for silent worship with representatives of local Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities. We also cook Bolivian dinners to raise money for Quaker Bolivia water projects and scholarships, and the friskier among us lead communal hikes.

We don’t look like the man on the front of the Quaker Oats box!

Please meet us on Voices of Hammersmith Quakers learn about our 375 year history, or find out more about our concerns and our active children’s meeting.

Post meeting coffee catch-ups and introductions: Summer clothes. Young brown-haired man who has just said something impressive. Slightly older fair-haired woman smiling at him, and older bobbed fair-haired woman who had clearly been struck by the remark.

Post meeting coffee catch-ups and introductions

Post meeting coffee catch-ups and introductions: Library same day. The first woman from the previous image is standing by another dark-haired man. He is smiling towards the camera.

Post meeting coffee catch-ups and introductions

Post meeting coffee catch-ups and introductions: Grey-haired man wearing spectacles talking to an East African woman who has spectacles and a headscarf.

Post meeting coffee catch-ups and introductions

Ravenscourt Park farewell picnic for Tom, Thao and baby Leo: A former member of the Meeting who now attends another Meeting. Leo is not a baby. Although in pushchair, he looks old enough to walk.

Ravenscourt Park farewell picnic for Tom, Thao and baby Leo

Alison at Ravenscourt Park farewell picnic: Still in the park. She is wearing a summer hat and smiling towards the camera in a friendly way. A young brown-haired woman is visible behind her.

Alison at Ravenscourt Park farewell picnic