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Stansted 15

On 28 March 2017 the Stansted 15 took principled, non-violent action to prevent the departure of a Home Office-chartered deportation flight bound for Ghana and Nigeria, through locking-on at the stand where the plane was parked.

Originally charged with criminal trespass, this charge was subsequently changed to endangering the safety of an airport, under terrorist legislation. This is the first time that non-violent activists have been prosecuted under terrorist legislation.

Their trial started in March 2018, stopped, and restarted in Oct 2018. On 10 December 2018 the jury returned a unanimous verdict of guilty.

Mid-Essex Quakers are actively supporting the Stansted 15, who have been designated 'human-rights protectors' by Amnesty International.


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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Contact Outreach, Freephone 0808 109 1651,

e-mail outreach@quaker.org.uk,

or order online at www.quaker.org.uk.

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