Dear Friends, we are definitely looking forward to your participation in the meeting on Saturday. You can come along and we will welcome you. Doors open from 9:30. Go to the Benjamin Lay room on Level 2.
Its' definitely too late to get lunch. Bookings closed last week and unfortunately several Friends were too late. Other options include M&S or Sainsbury's in Euston station.
You can definitely bring your children. Please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can log on to the Zoom meeting using this link:-
Meeting ID 709 504 9008
London Quakers will support the meetings which are being managed by the seven Area Meetings of London to "move towards creating a single AM for London" . The first of these meetings will be on 3rd February 2024 at Friends House. You can find registration and other details under Events. This meeting seeks to involve children and Young People. We hope that the new CYP worker for London will join the day and meet lots of you.
The Steering Group of London Quakers recognise that there's plenty to talk, discuss and learn about apart from governance, important though that is. We didn''t do much last year, really. Sorry. We're working on events with wider scope which we can run in the gaps between governance related meetings.
We hope to hold
The Steering Group of Pan London Governance has laid itself down. Each of the 7 Area Quaker Meetings of London has been asked to appoint two members of a Development Group to take forward work on the governance of the Quakers of London.
We hope that names of these Development Group appointees will be known by the time of the meeting on 3rd February.
The PLG page and Plungs Papers page still contain:-
1 The very brief summary of the decision of the London AMs to move towards forming a single AM for London.
2 A summary of the decisions by the AMs plus a summary of ‘reservations’ retrieved from the AM minutes
3 A compilation of the minutes from the seven Area Meetings giving responses to the Invitation to Commit
4 Links to the papers upon which the Invitation to Commite was based.
We were reminded recently abot the August 2024 plenary meeting in South Africe of Friends World Committee for Consultation. These FWCC meetings bring together a group of Friends from all corners of the world. More information at https://fwcc.world/event/world-plenary-meeting-2024/ The theme of the World Plenary Meeting is ‘Living the spirit of Ubuntu: Responding with hope to God’s call to cherish creation – and one another’.
Quakers are a free-thinking faith organisation with a long tradition of challenging accepted norms, helping the disadvantaged and working for peace.
Quakers seek to balance their inner and outer lives. We seek meaning and purpose by sitting in silence and stillness, waiting for promptings to guide our lives. For many, this leads to being actively involved in working to help others and change society for the benefit of all.
If you are already part of the Quaker community and would like to get involved in our initiatives or need help with your outreach, Discovering Quakers opens new insights.you can find out more here.
We aim to have Quaker internet material of interest to children, young people and their parents or carers. Read more…
Sat 24 February
To Thine Own Self be True
Venue: Friends House
This is a follow up meeting to the Sex and Gender Diversity blended meeting held at Friends House in February 2023 (To Thine Own Self Be True IV) where we began work on a draft
epistle reflecting on BYM minute 31.
You are invited to be part of a worshipping group collaborating for the shared purpose of finalising the epistle and considering how it might be shared with others, including Quaker
bodies, area meetings and Yearly Meeting Agenda Committee.
This will be a blended meeting: Friends are welcome in person or online.
Registration is essential - please use this link:
We will send the file of the draft epistle and the Zoom link to those who have registered by Close of business on Thursday 22nd February.
Sun 3 March
Young Adult Quaker Meeting
Venue: Westminster Quaker Meeting House, 52 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA
3 March 2024 at 17:00 – 18:00
London Young Adult Quaker Meeting provides a supportive and nurturing space for young Quakers aged between 18 and 35 to connect, reflect, and share in silent worship.
It's also a great way to meet others who share our Quaker values and beliefs.
Takes place the first Sunday in every month at Westminster Quaker Meeting House
Fri 15 March
Harmony of Expression:- a fusion of poetry, literature and music
Venue: Westminster Meeting House
Dear friends, join us for an enchanting evening brimming with creativity, featuring music, singing, poetry, and prose
Featured Quaker poets, writers, and musicians:
2.Francis Touch, bassoon player
3.Bob Newsom, singer and guitarist WH
4. Peter Daniel’s poet SN
5.Alison Skilhardy Actress of staging, screen WM
6.ISA Levy commissioned, artist, actress and writer, just released a new book H
7. Cathy Bell. Poet
An open mic awaits, providing space for you to share your own expressions. (2-minute slots)
Light refreshments and friendly chat from 6.30 (contributions to bring & share welcome but not compulsory), start 7pm.
Looking forward to welcoming you there!
Zoom to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7095049008?pwd=dWJlWXVKSk1ENVpUWWMrVkwxQlV3QT09&omn=89086423883
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