John Hall (Dangerfield)
Born in 1936, John Hall started attending Quaker Meetings thirty years later first in Newcastle upon Tyne and then subsequently in Singapore and Germany. On returning to England, he joined the Religious Society of Friends in 1982. He became • a member of Meeting for Sufferings (at that time, the executive body of Quakers in Britain), • financial adviser to and member of the central committee of Quaker Social Witness and Education, • Assistant Clerk to Six Weeks Meeting (the oldest continuously-meeting committee of the Society of Friends having been founded in 1671), • Clerk to Quaker Community Relations Committee, • Registering Officer (responsible for Quaker marriages) of Ratcliff and Barking Monthly Meeting. He resigned from the Society in 1993. He then took an art history degree followed by an MA in medieval religious architecture. Despite his resignation, he has continued to be part of the local Quaker community. He is currently clerk to the Wardenship Committe of Colchester Local Meeting.