Each month Friends House sends out a comprehensive list of information to Local and Area Meeting clerks, to share with everyone in the Meeting. The list includes details of courses, e.g. at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Quaker conferences, events for children and young people, new publications and much more. Although much of this information may not be of interest to you, please do take this opportunity to see what is on offer.
Yearly Meeting Gathering places still available
29 July–5 August 2017, Warwick University
Come to Yearly Meeting Gathering (YMG) and enjoy the packed programme. There will be a variety of talks and workshops from George Lakey, Steve Whiting, Bridget Walker, Mairi Campbell-Jack, Ann Morgan and more.
Further details available at www.quaker.org.uk/ym and a full timetable will be online from 1 June.
Earth and Economy Newsletter for information and action on sustainability and economic justice. Including investing in a green and just economy, what Brexit means for the UK’s trade policy, and news from Friends taking action across the country. www.quaker.org.uk/eartheconomy…Download PDF
The Book of Meetings will not be published in 2017. We intend to print the book once every
two years from 2018. We will be contacting meetings for updates as usual and from this will
provide an errata listing any changes to main contact details since the Book of Meetings
The Claridge House Quaker retreat centre in Surrey has reopened after being closed for six months for refurbishment.
Visit www.claridgehousequaker.org.uk for full details of retreats, courses, house hire, and bed and breakfast accommodation.
01342 832 150, firstname.lastname@example.orgDownload PDF
Some of what’s inside…
Accessibility at Yearly Meeting 2016
27–30 May, Friends House, London
General accessibility information for Friends House can be found at:
We would like to remind area meetings of their responsibility relating to accessibility needs of their members attending Yearly Meeting 2016. Area meetings should be the first port of call for support or primary care that their members may need during Yearly Meeting. If the area meeting is unable to help, the YM Pastoral Care Group will try to help but it needs advance notification. While they will make every effort to provide support there may be a limit to what can be done. email@example.comDownload PDF
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Young Adults at Yearly Meeting
27–30 May, Friends House, London
Young Adults at Yearly Meeting is something for 18–25ish year olds
attending Britain Yearly Meeting. It will provide a way of being part of
the main sessions at YM whilst maintaining a smaller community to
check in with regularly during the weekend. Young Adults at YM is not a
fully facilitated programme but we will offer regular sessions giving you
a chance to prepare for and refl ect on your experience of YM.
Young Adults at Yearly Meeting is run by Woodbrooke Quaker Study
Michael Eccles: firstname.lastname@example.org
Book of Meetings 2016 now available to order
The Book of Meetings contains information on every meeting in Britain, including times and places of worship and details of clerks and officers. It also gives details of committees, listed informal groups and other Quaker resources, together with international groups. Available from the Quaker Bookshop from April, £8 plus postage & packaging. Order form enclosed.
Contact: Nounou Vongphit, email@example.com, 020 7663 1030.
Please bring this to the attention of your librarian and your meeting generally.
21–23 February 2016, Bournemouth & Fordingbridge Quaker Meeting
Young Friends General Meeting (YFGM) is a national community of young adult Quakers ages 18–30ish. We meet several times a year to spend time together, explore our faith and have fun!…
Quakers in Britain have signed up to a report called Enough which says the government proposal to change people’s behaviour by changing their income, is immoral. Quakers and major UK Churches warn that the Bill will break the link between what people need and the amount of support they can receive. Families with children will be hardest hit by this change. Now is a good time to write to your MP. Read the report http://bit.ly/JPITenough
All-age Gathering of Quakers in Europe
30 July –7 August.2016, Haus Venusberg, Bonn, Germany
An invitation from European and Middle Eastern Young Friends (EMEYF) to all generations of Quakers – individuals, couples and families – to explore together our hopes and fears, joys and sorrows as we grow and transform from childhood through adolescence to maturity and old age. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quaker News will be out soon. The work reported in Quaker News is done on behalf of all Quakers in Britain and is made possible thanks to contributions of time and money from Friends and meetings. Be sure to read a copy – then pass it on! Thank you for supporting the work reported on within Quaker News.Download PDF
There are several events taking place this autumn. Here is just one example:
Quaker Activist Gathering
21 November, Friends House
For a second year, Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) is organising an activist gathering at Friends House. An action-focused day for Friends who identify as activists, framed in worship. An opportunity to meet with others, connect, learn, plan and be energised and inspired. The event is free to attend. Register online by 15 October – details on poster.
There are courses that may interest you, such as:
Find Out About Quakers
23–25 October 2015, Charney Manor, Oxon OX12 0EJ
If you are new to Quakers and want to explore Quaker worship and
witness further, join a small group of experienced facilitators from
the Quaker Quest team. Set in the tranquil surroundings of a rural manor house we will be reflecting on our core Quaker beliefs and encouraging questions and sharing our thoughts.
The cost is £181 inclusive. Please complete the enclosed form
or for more information contact Charney Manor: 01235 868206,
Also included in this mailing:
• Books of the Month April 2015 from the Quaker Centre Bookshop
• Friends World News: The Bulletin of the Friends World Committee for Consultation including reports on World Quaker Day and the FWCC annual financial report.
• Quaker Service Memorial Trust Calendar 2015 – for information about other International Conscientious Objectors Day events go to www.quaker.org.uk/upcoming-events
NB: The next monthly mailing, for May 2015, will be sent out on 28 April 2015.