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Extiction Rebellion

Climax of Crisis

We are building towards the climax of crisis. The spiritual crisis is folding into the ecological crisis and the ecological crisis is folding into the economic crisis. As Christians, it seems to me, we are now required to critically assess the capital driven market economy and identify it as a false religion, a fabulously productive but ultimately destructive system bringing closure on God’s goodness in creation and bringing a creeping atheism to the soul. To look this system straight in the eye and call it to account is a critical test of Biblical faith.

Challenging market economics with a Biblical sense of the goodness of God in creation is to join a spiritual struggle. Faith in God, solidarity with the suffering poor and all other forms of life demands that we take a stand and say, ‘This destruction must stop.’ We must be perfectly clear about the implications of undertaking this responsibility. It is more than just setting up household recycling bins, growing organic vegetables or riding a bike to work. It is more than a talking job. It is a renovation which will change everything: the way we do business, the way we eat, the way we travel, the houses we build, the products and services we can expect and the prices we pay for them, the way we feel about trees and the way we worship God.

Keith Helmuth, 1990 QFP 25.14.

Welcome to the web site of Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)
in Mid-Essex

We meet for worship at four locations:

  • Billericay
  • Brentwood*
  • Chelmsford
  • Maldon

*Meeting House is in Shenfield

Meetings for Worship are held on Sunday mornings, and last for about an hour.

(Brentwood Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.)

Both Maldon and Billericay meetings also hold a mid-week meeting.

For location and times of meetings, see Local Quaker Meetings on menu bar.

All are welcome to join us for Meeting for Worship at any of these locations. There is no ceremony, and we are not led by a priest or minister. In the stillness we each seek our spiritual truth. Anyone may feel moved to share their insights with the others present.

We look forward to meeting you, answering any questions that you may have, and sharing some refreshments after our Meeting for Worship.

To contact Mid-Essex Quakers, e-mail to     contact@midessexquakers.org.uk

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We would recommend the following web sites:
www.quaker.org.uk the web site of the UK Quaker headquarters
yfgm.quaker.org.uk the web site of Quakers in the 18-30ish age group
www.yqspace.org.uk the web site of under 18 Quakers