Duncan Worship Group

a member of Vancouver Island Monthly Meeting

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)


Duncan Worship Group is a small group of Friends (Quakers) from around the Cowichan Valley and beyond. We began meeting more than 30 years ago.

Time and Place: 10:30 a.m. first and third First Days (Sundays) at St. Ann’s Building, Providence Farm, 1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan, V9L 5L6 (See www.providence.bc.ca for directions)
Summer meetings vary: please call or email ahead.
Email contact:  vancouverisland-duncan at quaker.ca
Phone contact: David Polster/Genevieve Singleton 250-746-8052
Postal contact: John Scull, 3291 Renita Ridge Rd., Duncan BC, V9L 5J6

Our Meeting for Worship

Our Quaker Meeting for Worship is an attempt to be open to the movement of the Spirit within ourselves and within the group. It uses no program, priest, or creed. Instead, we use silence to allow us to discover the inward stillness where we can best hear the small, still voice of God.

Some of us might be led to share aloud a message received in the silence, which will be followed by a period for this ministry to be absorbed. The Meeting is not an occasion for debate, but an opportunity to let the truth of the words find their own place within us. Other times the entire meeting will pass in silent communion.

After about an hour, the Meeting will close with the holding of hands. Introductions, announcements, and conversation follow. Please ask any of our Members for more information about the rich Quaker tradition.

Amy Jean and Petty Polster at Western Half Fall 2005

And so, I find it well to come
For deeper rest to this still room
For here the habit of the soul
Feels less the outer world's control:
The strength of mutual purpose pleads
More earnestly our common needs:
And from the silence multiplie
By these still forms on either side,
The world that time and sense have known
Falls off and leaves us God alone

John Greenleaf Whittier