Our history

Engraving by Bernard Picard

Quaker meeting in London c1723

The Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers) began as a movement in England in the seventeenth century, during the English Civil War. It was a time of unrest and change throughout Britain. Quakers were one of several groups who challenged many of the beliefs and ideas of the time.

Read more on the Britain Yearly Meeting website.

We include here some pages mostly about local Quaker history:

A bit about George Fox – the founder of Quakerism

The Story of the Settle Meeting House

About Conscientious Objectors in Settle 1914-1919 (PDF file)