Also available are text files and videos of past Richard Gush Lectures.
Download the various Quaker publications by clicking the relevant link below.
Quaker Handbook — the current edition is 2019
The fifth edition of Quaker faith & practice, the book of Christian discipline of the Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain, can be accessed online at no charge by following this link: http://qfp.quaker.org.uk/
Should you wish to purchase a printed copy, there are links on that web page for you to do so.
Financial forms and guidelines
The link below will download a document containing guidelines for Clerks and Meetings on the process to follow when applying to the Quaker Funds Committee for support. It has been confirmed as current in February 2020.
PEACE JUSTICE & DEVELOPMENT FUND (PJDF) FORM
This form has been confirmed as current in February 2020. Should you wish to apply to the PJDF, please use this version of the form:
COMPASSION FUND APPLICATION FORM
This form has been confirmed as current in February 2020. Should you wish to apply to the Compassion Fund, please use this version of the form:
MEMBERSHIP SPREADSHEET TEMPLATE
In an attempt to keep membership lists up to date, all meetings have been requested to send the secretary an updated spreadsheet of members and attenders. Please click the link below to download an Excel file containing a template for your use.
Please note that the final column in the spreadsheet requests information regarding any NGOs with which Friends are involved, e.g. SAFCEI, AVP. This is as per the request made to MYRM 2017.
QSA contact list – template for meetings – 17-09-11 (Excel file)
SAYM’S NEW “CORPORATE IDENTITY” AND LETTERHEAD
A logo for SAYM was approved at MYRM 2017. It is available for download in various formats from the link below. Additionally, a customisable MS Word letterhead template may also be downloaded. The page is password protected, so please use the 2017 SAYM password. Contact your Clerk for a list of passwords applicable to meetings using this site.
ELDERSHIP AND OVERSIGHT
Below is a link to the Meeting communications chapter in the BYM Eldership and Oversight Manual, With a Tender Hand, “Being in touch in a modern world”. While this is not fully applicable to Southern African Quakers, it is still a useful chapter to read, and is quite brief.
In preparing for the Financial Workshop at the 2017 MYRM, Justine came across a useful resource for Quaker Trustees. Access it via the link below.
New England Yearly Meeting: New Resource on Quaker Outreach
Friends are exploring new ways to be present and available in the broader culture, offering the Quaker way for a life lived in the Light and a mode of seeking that together. Quaker outreach is a broad topic and there is a positive role for every Friend to play.
AUSTRALIAN FRIEND BULLETIN AVAILABLE — FREE ONLINE
The Australian Friend is available free, online. The link is:https://australianfriend.org/