Our themes have encouraged us to look through the lens of privilege at climate justice, and at diversity and inclusion […]
Each of us is at a different stage of this journey and has different understandings of the issues involved. The word ‘privilege’ has been used in two distinct ways this weekend: as a blessing we experience and as the unearned advantages a person can inherit from birth and/or accumulate over time. This has brought some frustrations. Our identities are complex and multifaceted. We need to be aware of the ways in which we can simultaneously have, and lack, privilege.
Extract of the Epistle from Britain Yearly Meeting 2019
We seek to be a positive reflection of the communities that surround Wanstead Quaker Meeting House. We welcome you whoever you are and whatever your history has been.
We welcome people of all faiths and none into our meeting for worship. We understand that everyone follows their own path and we would never seek to push you from yours.
There are some topics that our meeting, or Britain Yearly Meeting, has recently been working on:
Gender – We welcome people of all genders to Wanstead Quaker Meeting House. Please see the Our Concerns page for our statement on transgender and non binary inclusion.
Sexuality – The Quakers worked to bring about equal marriage in 2013. We are delighted to welcome people of all sexualities to our meeting house.
Disability access – If you have a disability or learning difficulty and would like to come to meeting for worship at Wanstead Quaker Meeting House, you will be very welcome!
If you would like to know how accessible our meeting house is then please go to the hire section of the website.
If you would like further information about accessibility please contact the clerk via the email address:
The clerk is a Quaker who can give you more information.
We do not have the capacity to provide you with a carer during worship or in the social time afterwards. If you choose to bring a carer, friend or support worker with you, they will be most welcome.