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The text in Quaker faith & practice is an attempt to express truth through the vital personal and corporate experience of Friends. It is largely composed of extracts from Friends' writings: a fitting way of expressing the breadth of Quaker theology. It also describes the current structures and practices of Britain Yearly Meeting.
The Quaker faith & practice website contains the full and unabridged text of the fifth edition, published in December 2013 as well as the new chapter 16 - Quaker marriage procedure - published in 2015.
The text refers to this website in several places. A few sections aren't yet published, but will be during March.
4.02 Model documents for charitable registration
4.14 Safeguarding advice from Quaker Life
4.25 Guidelines for appeal group conduct are available from the Recording Clerk.
4.29 Testimonies to the Grace of God – an enduring presence (PDF)
4.39 Guidance for clerks and custodians on creation, care and custody of records
8.02 BYM governing document (PDF)
8.16 Membership, responsibilities and duties of Trustees (see terms of reference)
9.12 Relevant constitutional texts relating to CTBI are available from the Recording Clerk.
12.06 Guidance on pastoral care
13.44 Treasurers' Handbook
13.51 Contact details for Quaker prison ministers/chaplains
14.17 Treasurers' Handbook
14.25 Care of Meeting Houses Handbook
14.26 Information about meeting houses' funds is available on the Treasurers' pages and from Quaker Finance and Proprty department.
15.06 Handbook for trustees of Quaker meetings
17.11 Order for Burial forms Printed copies are available from the Recording Clerk's Office at [email protected]/* */ or 020 7663 1161.
The Book of Discipline Revision Preparation Group invites you to join with us, and other Quakers across the country, in reading and getting to know our current Book of Discipline. We have discerned that this is an important preliminary step before a decision is sought about any possible revision.
We have written a calendar as a suggestion, a prompt, and an encouragement. We have asked Woodbrooke to provide supporting materials in line with this calendar through Being Friends Together, the online learning resource library they run with Quaker Life (available at http://together.woodbrooke.org.uk/ ). We will be publishing columns in the Friend and maintaining an online presence in time with the calendar. We suggest that you might like to use the calendar to guide your private reading and/or your Meeting's study group. We recognise, though, that it will not suit everyone: we invite you to participate in whatever way suits you best, in more or less of the reading as appropriate for you, to adapt to your needs and your Meeting's needs, and trust that you will attend to what love requires of you.