I am your Local Development Worker, supporting Quaker communities in our region to flourish. I am based in Sheffield but work from the Quaker Centre in Leeds on Wednesdays, and will also be travelling around Yorkshire to visit local Friends and Meetings. I’ve been a member of Sheffield & Balby Area Meeting for about 20 years and have previously worked for City of Sanctuary and Hlekweni Friends Training Centre in Zimbabwe, as well as being an organic grower for a local City Farm.
I facilitate the peer-support sessions for Meeting role-holders on Zoom (you can sign up for these below). I am also available to respond to any questions or challenges that your Meeting is having, or to support new initiatives and leadings. You can contact me on: CraigB@quaker.org.uk to arrange a phone call, Zoom or visit.
Please sign up below to receive occasional updates about my work, and opportunities to take part in renewal activities across Yorkshire.
Online Workshops and Activities
Exploring the Quaker Way
A series of monthly online sessions for people who are new to a Quaker Meeting and want to find our more about Quaker spirituality, community and practice.
Everyone is welcome to join one or more sessions.
Online evening sessions on Thursdays each month 7pm to 8:30pm
To book and receive a Zoom link for the sessions, contact: CraigB@quaker.org.uk
Peer Support Zoom Sessions for Role Holders
These 1 hour zoom sessions are an interactive space to raise concerns, share case studies, compare ways of working and find solutions together across Yorkshire. Please register in advance to receive a Zoom link by clicking on the date below:
Local Meeting Clerks
Wednesday 21st February 7.30pm
About Local Development Workers
Local Development Workers support Quaker communities across all parts of Britain. They respond to the needs and aspirations of Quaker meetings and support them to thrive. They offer support to meetings by:
- listening, encouraging and reassuring
- connecting Friends with people and resources
- signposting to other specialist expertise in Britain Yearly Meeting and Woodbrooke
- facilitating sessions on a variety of themes
- helping to review existing activities or processes
- assisting with major projects