QUAKERS in Huddersfield are urging more people to visit them and find out what their movement is all about.
They marked Quaker Information Week by inviting people to visit their meeting houses at Paddock, High Flatts and Wooldale.
David Bowgett, an elder at the Paddock meeting house, said the aim of the event was to make people aware of who Quakers are and what they do.
“We want to help people to know what Quakers are about. We have been in Paddock since the 17th century, but hardly anyone knows who we are or what goes on.’’
Quakers are a religious group, but they do not have ministers, priests or clergy.
Instead, members pray together to find their own personal spiritual path.
Quakers also believe that everyone is equal, so no one member holds a position, such as elder, for too long. They are also pacifists.
But Mr Bowgett said this did not mean Quakers hid away from the world. He said: “We go out there and try to create peace and help in lots of ways.’’
People are welcome to attend worship, held every Sunday from 10.30am at the meeting hall on Church Street. Phone Mr Bowgett on 07926385841.