Nontheist Quakers: Annual Residential Conference 2017

(For the 2018 Conference see here.)
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.
NFN Collection of Quotations referred to in above minutes (19 page Word doc. document)
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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