What we do

Quakers in Australian society

By the 1880s Quakers had established the Friends’ School in Hobart, the Elizabeth Fry retreat for ‘fallen women’ in Melbourne, and the Gospel Temperance Hall in Adelaide. The Peace Movement was launched in 1888.  At first, a General Meeting for Australia was established as a Quarterly Meeting of London Yearly Meeting. In 1964, under the Clerkship of David Hodgkin, Friends in Australia became an independent Yearly Meeting with its own Handbook of Practice and Procedure.

 

Quakers in Australia today

There are about a half a million Quakers worldwide. In Australia, there are around 1,000 members and about 1,000 attenders.  Attenders are people who worship with Quakers regularly but who have not applied for membership.  Quakers continue to take action for peace and the service arm, Quaker Service Australia provides development assistance within Australia, Asia and Africa.  To learn more about what we do, please look HERE.

 

QUAKERS IN Tasmania

Quakers in Tasmania are very active in many areas.  Have a look at all the functional areas of activity embraced currently:

TASMANIA REGIONAL MEETING FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Amnesty International
Archivist
Building & Maintenance
Burial Ground
Child Protection
Children
Clerk
Fellowship of Healing
Flower Roster
Garden
Greeting Cards
Hospitality
Junior Young Friends & Young Friends
Library
Meeting House Bookings etc
Membership Secretary
Newsletter (Tasmania Quaker News)
•     Editorial
•     Layout
•     Hard Copy Production
Peace & Justice
Public Officer
Quaker Service Tasmania (QST)
Registering Officer for Marriages
Respectful Relationships
Website Admin
Worshipping Groups Liaison
•     Devonport
•     Hobart Liaison
•     Huon & Channel
•     Kingborough
•     Launceston
•     Scottsdale

TRM YEARLY MEETING APPOINTMENTS
Child Protection Committee Representative
Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) Correspondent
Friends’ School Board
Indigenous Concerns Correspondent
Quaker Learning Australia Committee
Quaker Service Australia (QSA) Management Committee Representative
Thanksgiving Fund Committee
Yearly Meeting (YM) Children’s Committee Correspondent
Yearly Meeting (YM) Nominations Committee Representative