Newsletter December 2017

Hereford Quakers Newsletter

December 2017

Faith is not certainty. It is risk. It is a not-knowing. It involves the attempt to trust and to test whatever insight or revelation is given, trying to hold on while asking questions, many of which do not have answers.

(Harvey Gillman, from The Friends Quarterly Issue 3, 2017)


Sunday 3rd

10.30 Meeting for Worship

12.00 Business Meeting

Thursday 7th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 10th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 14th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 17th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 21st

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 24th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 28th 

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 31st

10.30 Meeting for Worship & Children’s Meeting, followed by bring & share lunch

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

Dates for your (2018) Diary

Saturday 13th January

Area Meeting at Ludlow

9th – 11th February

Our Quaker Roots

Area Meeting Residential Weekend at Cleobury Mortimer

Sunday 11th March

Area Meeting at The Pales

Wednesday 11th April

Millichap Peace Lecture – Scilla Elworthy

Saturday 12th May

Area Meeting at Almeley Wootton

Friday 22nd June

Night of the Churches – Hereford

Hereford Food Bank

There will be a collection made for the Food Bank in Hereford on the last Sunday every month (bring and share lunch day). The box and a bag will be in Room 1, and items will be taken to the Food bank the following day.

Please bring:

  • TINS – hot or cold foods, vegetables, fruit, rice pudding
  • DRY GOODS – Smash potato, rice, powdered milk, custard, instant coffee, sugar
  • GENERAL – UHT milk, pasta sauces, jam, marmalade, instant / microwave meals
  • HYGIENE – shampoo, toothpaste, soap, household cleaners such as washing up liquid and detergent.

Up to 1,000 people a year benefit from this service in Hereford.

For further information about Quakers, please contact:

Clerk: Ruth Stanier –

Please submit copy in writing for the next newsletter (January 2018) to the editor, Liz Chave – by 18th December