The historic Quaker Meeting House at Jordans in Buckinghamshire - a beautiful and iconic place of worship in the tradition of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) - was built in 1688 and Quakers have worshipped in the building since then. Following a serious fire in 2005 that took the roof off the Meeting House and destroyed the twentieth-century rear extension, Quakers in the Chilterns area decided that something positive should come out the devastation.
The result was the Jordans Quaker Centre, the Quakers in the World web portal and an ongoing programme of events that aims to nurture and facilitate thinking and activities which embody Quaker values in ways that speak to the world of the 21st century
Quaker Meeting House
Tel: 01494 876594
Jordans Quaker Centre
The Jordans Quaker Centre is a purpose built suite of rooms which are let out for away-days, training events, meetings, family gatherings, and non-residential conferences to a wide variety of users. We hope that our Quaker values are lived out in the hospitality we offer the many groups who use our premises. For more information, please see the Jordans Quaker Centre website or contact the Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01494 876594.
Programme of Events
Local Meetings within the Chilterns Area put on a wide ranging programme of events grounded in the worship of Quakers. We seek to engage with the wider community in addressing the social, economic and environmental challenges that face us all. The connecting thread for this wider engagement is the values that Quakers share with other people of goodwill - such as tolerance, understanding, mutual respect, bringing out the best in people, and seeking peaceful solutions to conflict. Our varied programme of events runs throughout the year. For details of forthcoming events see the Diary of News & Events on this website.
Quakers in the World
The Quakers In The World web portal launched in early 2010. It aims to capture Quaker witness past and present, and nurture future witness all over the world.
Its database 'Quakers in Action' provides access to high quality information in sets of linked articles, organised thematically. All these have been specially written for the portal, in a standard format. Quakers in Action also points the way to further sources of information on other websites, or in books and articles. Each theme includes a broad overview article, and all these have been written by contemporary experts in their field.
For example, you could find out about the history of Quakers in the Chilterns...
...or about the Alternatives to Violence project that has been working to resolve conflicts in Kenya following the disputed elections in 2007.
The portal features a section focused on Ideas for Educators to provide information and practical help for this community and to enable them to interact by exchanging ideas and material.
There are also discussion forums that can be used by Quaker Interest Groups e.g. Friends Schools Council and others for the exchange of information and ideas.
The portal is now an independent charitable trust.
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