Nontheist Quakers: Annual Residential Conference 2017

woodbrookeNontheist Friends Network Annual Conference 2017 was held at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham from

24th – 26th March 2017.
An open conference
An exploration in small groups stimulated by keynote speakers:
God – or whatever you call it – Rhiannon Grant
Jesus – whoever he may be – John Lampen

Rhiannon Grant has run a number of Quaker workshops on this theme, and is skilled in encouraging open discussion.

Text of Rhiannon’s talk here.

John Lampen’s Making a Portrait of Jesus – a Pendle Hill pamphlet – is now available.

April Newsletter and conference reports
Minutes of the 2017AGM held at the conference here.
Clerk’s report 2017 here.

Our aim: to explore theological and spiritual diversity, and their practical implications, in respectful acceptance of different views, experiences and journeys.

March Friday 24th – Sunday 26th 2017           £210.

Enquiries, full details, and application forms – contact: Hugh Rock:
         email: hugh_rock(at)!Replace (at) with usual @ symbol!!). 07500 914440     and/or

 Further details including conference programme in November newsletter here.
(NB. Conference ends on Sunday 26th March, not 27th, but Friends MAY be able to book B&B accommodation direct with Woodbrooke for Sunday night if they wish)

Booking Form. (Send to Hugh Rock, address as on Form – NOT to Woodbrooke!)

This, the sixth conference organised by the Nontheist Friends Network, will include opportunities to share and learn about aspects of its work.

4 thoughts on “Nontheist Quakers: Annual Residential Conference 2017”

    1. Hi navasolanature. We think it will be about £210 full board for the weekend but this subject to confirmation on the website when further details become available.
      We can enter into a dialogue or discussion in this way by moderated comments or replies to replies.
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Trevor B. for Steering Group.


  1. Are we still necessary/ Not sure, but probably yes. Friends are still reluctant to ‘come out’ in local meetings for fear of offending.


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