Elders are responsible for the spiritual upkeep of the meeting as it worships and as a community as a whole. They do this mostly by talking to people about their experience of, and contributions (in word and action and silence and inaction) in Meeting for Worship.

Elders also run six Meetings for Learning each year which are opportunities to explore in various ways topics and points of interest.

Forthcoming Meetings for Learning:

9th February 2020
Who decides and how do we tell each other?
An exploration of the Quaker Business Method and how we do it at Stoke Newington in our Meetings for Worship for Business, and also how of we do communication including the use of this web site.

12th April 2020
Open slot – bring a theme

14th June 2020
Preparing for Yearly Meeting
Listening, prophesy and reconciliation; allyship in a climate emergency.

9th August 2020

11th October 2020
A Quaker Week event (possibly)?
A gathering of Climate Emergency activists based in and around Stoke Newington.

13th December 2020
Christmas singing
Our annual singalong of carols and other festive favourites Bring an instrument, bring your voice. We are a heavenly choir which means we are an enthusiastic (enthusiasm = Greek for ‘infused with god’) rather than a skilful one.