For a quick overview see our 2-page summary of resources (PDF with hyperlinks).

About Experiment with Light (4-page introduction)
More about Experiment with Light (a series of illustrated articles published in The Friend between September and November 2011)
Rex Ambler: What is Experiment with Light? (booklet published in 2014)
Rex Ambler: Reflections on key words in the Quaker tradition (written 1995-1999)
Sue Glover: Daring to stand in the Light (The Friend, 1998)
Ann Banks and Helen Meads: Why Experiment with Light is important to Quakers today (2011)


Issue 35/36 (June 2020)

Issue 34 (April 2020)
Building Connection

Issue 32/33 (December 2019)
Into the World

Previous journals:
Issue 31 (July 2019) Living Lightly
Issue 30 (April 2019) Blossoming
Issue 29 (February 2019) Stirrings of life
Issue 28 (November 2018) Listening Hearts
Issue 27 (July 2018) Connected
Issue 26 (April 2018) Open to the leadings of the Light
Issue 25 (January 2018) Letting the Light deal plainly with us
Issue 24 (October 2017) A Collage of Experimental Events
Issue 23 (July 2017) Nourishing the seeds
Issue 22 (March 2017) Newly practising
Issue 21 (February 2017) Walking with a smile into the dark
Issue 20 (September 2016) Opening
Issue 19 (July 2016) Encountering the Light
Issue 18 (March 2016) From Shadow to Light
Issue 17 (December 2015) Long practice
Issue 16 (September 2015) To know one another in the things that are eternal
Issue 15 (Summer 2015) How we change
Issue 14 (Spring 2015) On Retreat
Issue 13 (Winter 2014) Conflict
Issue 12 (Autumn 2014) Outside the Light Group
Issue 11 (Summer 2014) Making it happen
Issue 10 (Spring 2014) A look at what gets in the way
Issue 9 (December 2013) Voices from the Gathering
Issue 8 (September 2013) Experimenting with the Experiment
Issue 7 (July 2013) Coming together from different places
Issue 6 (April 2013) Spreading wider, going deeper
Issue 5 (January 2013) Personal experiences of the Experiment practice
Issue 4 (September 2012)
Issue 3 (May 2012)
Issue 2 (January 2012) How my Light Group got started
Issue 1 (October 2011)
Special edition (2019) Retreats: deepening our practice

If you would like to receive the Journal of the Experiment with Light Network by e-mail, please contact Angie Dunhill, Helen Meads and Susie Tombs at

For Light groups:
Holding a Light group (2019)
Light groups review process (2018)
Worship sharing (2019)
Quaker Faith & Practice 12.21

Meditation CDs
Newly recorded and released in 2015. Four Light meditation CDs, each containing a full-length guided meditation (37 minutes) with a choice of female or male voice reading out the steps. Available to buy from the Quaker Centre Bookshop, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

  • CD1: Meditation on the individual (modern language)
  • CD2: Meditation on the individual (using George Fox's words)
  • CD3: Meditation on the individual (MOWS version)
  • CD4: Meditation on the world


Cover painting: "Storm Clouds" (2001) by Adam Boulter


Early Friends and the Light
Introductory talk by Rex Ambler, given at a residential workshop at Charney Manor, Oxfordshire, February 1998


Readings from 'Truth of the Heart'
Diana and John Lampen read extracts from Rex Ambler's Fox anthology Truth of the Heart.


Spirit led Eldership
Talk by Catherine King Ambler, given at 'The Future of Experiment with Light' conference at Glenthorne, 15 May 2011, followed by a brief discussion.


God, Words, and Experiment with Light
Talk by Rex Ambler, given at the Experiment with Light conference at Glenthorne, 27 March 2018, followed by a brief discussion.



This page was last updated on 20 June 2020.