The silent meetings started by George Fox and his followers are still the center of Quaker life. They are open to everyone. Quakers gather for a quiet hour in communion before God, during which anyone may speak if moved by the Spirit.
On some occasions, there may be no one who speaks. On other occasions, there may be one or several messages.
If you enter after a Meeting for Worship has begun, you are welcome to quietly take a seat.
The worship period ends at the ‘rise of Meeting’, when the Clerk or whoever is serving as Closer stands and invites those in attendance to form a circle for introductions and announcements.