The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is a Christian denomination with members in Ireland in each of the four Provinces - Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster. In 1969, members of the Ulster Quarterly Meeting of Friends (the governing body in Ulster) established the Ulster Quaker Service Committee (UQSC) in response to the emerging conflict in Northern Ireland. UQSC became incorporated in March 2007 and changed its name to Quaker Service.
Initially the agency worked with volunteers
to assist displaced and threatened families.
Over the years a range of projects was developed
and the charity now employs a number of
professional staff in providing its two
main services - Quaker Cottage and the Monica
Barritt Visitors' Centre.
Quaker Service continues to work with disadvantaged
and vulnerable families and individuals,
assisting them to develop their potential
and striving to improve understanding, tolerance
Our work receives financial support from
statutory funders, charitable trusts, Quaker
Meetings and from our charity shops, Quaker
Care. We are also very grateful for donations
received from individual F/friends and would
welcome your support. If you require more
information, would like to borrow a DVD/Video
about our work, or would like to assist,
please contact us.