Newsletter August 2017

Hereford Quakers Newsletter

August 2017

… a single thought.


This thought was followed by another.

To what purpose?

(from The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter)


Thursday 3rd

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 6th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

12.00 Business Meeting

Thursday 10th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

19.30 Book Club, 56 Broomy Hill

Sunday 13th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 17th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 20th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 24th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 27th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 31st 

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Events are at the Friends Meeting House, 21 King Street, Hereford HR4 9BX unless otherwise stated

Book Club – Thursday 10th August

This month’s book is The Passion, by Jeanette Winterson. The book for September’s Book Club (on Thursday September) is Alberto Moravia’s Two Women.

Throughout August, and until 11th September (Mon – Sat 10.00-16.00)

Art from the Dark an exhibition showcasing art works from artists involved with Herefordshire Mind’s Wellskilled Art Programme

31 Broad Street (Hereford Library, Museum & Art Gallery)

Forthcoming Events for your diary

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September

Heritage Open Days

Saturday 9th September

Historic Churches Ride & Stride

Sunday 10th September

Area Meeting at Brecon from 11.00

11th – 17th September

Celebrating 300 Years at The Pales, including The Pales History Day on 14th September

Further details of events available on request

Tuesday 26th September

Millichap Peace Fund Talk (with Hereford Palestine Support Group) from 19.30

Colin Green will be speaking on the Israeli Arms Trade, and a health project in Gaza and the West Bank

30th September – 8th October

Quaker Week

8th November

Olivier Peace Lecture: “Survival in Solitude” – Terry Waite


Spiritual Nourishment Group

Please contact Susanna Grunsell for details – and listen for notices at Meeting.

Heritage Open Days and Ride & Stride

On Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September the meeting house is opening for visitors from 14.00 for the annual Heritage Open Days event. The focus will be on the history of the building. Visitors will be able to look around, read about the meeting house and its former life in manufacture and education and then enjoy some tea and cake. This opening will be advertised on a website along with all the other venues across the country.

This coincides with the Ride and Stride event, so on the Saturday we will welcome the walkers and cyclists as well.

Any offers for help on either or both of these days gratefully received. Contact Wendy Meaford or 01981 570390

Quaker Week – The Secret Garden

One of our ideas for Quaker Week is to offer a warm welcome with refreshments (both victual and spiritual) and the chance to visit our “Secret Garden” – with the Meeting House open on Saturday 30th September, Sunday 1st October and Thursday 5th October for visitors. Please listen for notices (and updates as the ideas develop), and offer your help if you can.

For further information about Quakers, please contact:

Clerk: Ruth Stanier –

Please submit copy in writing for the next newsletter to the editor, Liz Chave by 14th August