A LEADING Quaker is visiting the North-East to discuss the religion’s role in modern society.

Paul Parker, the leading quaker in the UK, is visiting Durham on Thursday.

The event is being held as part of Quaker week, which is a chance for members of the community to celebrate and

The talk is entitled “who are the Quakers and why do they matter” and will include a discussion about current social challenges, inequality, injustice and poverty.

Judith Catty, a member of the Quaker community in Durham, said: “We are every excited that in Durham we are welcoming the most senior person in British Quakerism who is coming to give a lecture.

“Everyone is welcome and this is an opportunity to hear this man speak, to ask questions and to have a discussion.”

The event is being held at Durham Town Hall, in the Market Place, at 7pm on Thursday, October 4.

Admission is free and the discussion will be followed by refreshments.

The theme of this year’s Quaker week is “room for more” and will provide opportunities to discuss the religion.

Events are taking place across the region, and further afield to celebrate the week.

All are welcome to attend the event in Durham and further enquiries can be made by calling 07880698770.