Chance to find out what the Quakers do

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Quakers in the upper Calder Valley are throwing open their doors next month for people to find out more about them.

As part of Quaker Week (September 27 to October 6)an introductory evening will be held on Tuesday, October 1 (7pm for 7.15pm) at the Terrace Room in Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

British Quakers, otherwise known as the Religious Society of Friends, have weekly Sunday meetings for worship at 480 meeting houses, and at other venues, across Britain.

Concerned about prison reform, equality and peace, the Quakers’ roots date back to the mid-17th century.

At the Hebden Bridge Quakers introductory meeting three members will talk about their worship in the town - they meet on Sunday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am at Royd Square Centre, at the end of Bond Street - what Quakers do centrally at Friends’ House in London and what they do internationally, including involvement in the United Nations.

For more details call Catherine or Mark (01422 842748).