Quaker Man Dressed in Simplicity
300 years of Quakers in Tottenham

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Tottenham Quakers

Friend or Quaker?

The earliest name used was Children of the Light. This was soon replaced by Friends in Truth, or simply Friends. The word Quaker was originally a nick-name used to describe Friends. There are two accounts of the origin of the word. One, that George Fox, in 1650 bid Justice Bennett tremble at the word of the Lord, so the Justice called him a Quaker. The other story is that the name was given because of the trembling and spiritual stress that sometimes appeared in meetings of Friends.

Nowadays, the words Friend and Quaker are used interchangeably.

Quaker Woman