Newsletter – December 2018

Hereford Quakers Newsletter

December 2018

“Attend to what love requires of you, which may not be great busyness”
(Advices & Queries 28)


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

Reading Quaker Faith & Practice

9th December – Chapter 26: 42-78 Reflections
23rd December – Chapters 7 & 15: Meeting for Sufferings & Trusteeship

Friday 14th December
Friday 28th December
Experiment with Light will now run on the 2nd and 4th Friday afternoons (14.00 – 16.00) every month. All are welcome, but if you are new to the group, and want to discuss the format beforehand (it doesn’t involve two hours of sitting still in silence) please talk to Libby Hudson, Colette Priestley or Julia Parker-Harris.

Wednesday 12th December
Churches Together in Hereford Carol Singing in High Town, 7.00-8.00 pm

Sunday 2nd

10.30 Meeting for Worship 12.00 Business Meeting

Tuesday 4th

19.30 Education Meeting –

What does our peace testimony mean to us today? Please come and share your thoughts.

Thursday 6th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 9th

09.45 Reading QFP: Chapter 26 10.30 Meeting for Worship

Wednesday 12th

19.00 Carol Singing, High Town

Thursday 13th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch 19.30 Book Club, 56 Broomy Hill

Friday 14th

14.00 Experiment with Light

Sunday 16th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 20th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 23rd

09.45 Reading QFP: Chapters 7 & 15 10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 27th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Friday 28th

14.00 Experiment with Light

Sunday 30th

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

Thursday 13th December
Book Club – Lorna Doone, by R D Blackmore

Dates for your Diary
These are the provisional dates for Area Meetings in 2019 Saturday 12th January – Ludlow
Saturday 9th March – Brecon
Saturday 11th May – Almeley-Wootton
Saturday 8th June – Fellowship Day at The Pales
Sunday 14th July – Ross
Saturday 14th September – Ledbury
Saturday 9th November – Hereford

The Meeting House Library

Ruth Stanier writes: Our lovely bookcase is now fully in use. The books in the meeting house library have all been checked and sorted, and I hope that Friends will make good use of them.
Instead of a card index, the index is now on a searchable electronic spreadsheet, which I can email to all Friends who would like it. This is still in development, and the plan is that Friends will contribute ideas and improvements. I hope that this index will turn out to be a useful resource, for example enabling Friends to browse in our library even when they cannot get to meeting easily, and I hope that the effect of this will be that the books are read much more.

There will soon follow similar indexes for booklets in the boxes in the library corner, CDs, and children’s books in Room 2, and also a list of what is in the cupboards below the main bookcase. The intention is that eventually all these resources will be used much more once people know what is there!

QFP 13.20 Within our meetings there are many tasks which need to be performed and many responsibilities to be taken. What service can YOU offer?
Our nominations committee (Christina Fox, John Meaford, Jane Straker and Dominic Walker) would welcome offers of service for the many roles and tasks to be done to keep our Meeting running smoothly – either offering yourself, or suggesting others you consider well-suited to the tasks, and worth asking.

Charitable Appeals for 2019

Pat Gundrey writes: Please contact me on 01432 376914 or if there is any charity, other than the obvious national ones, that you feel would be helped by our support in 2019.

For further information about Quakers, please contact: Clerk: Ruth Stanier –

Please submit copy in writing for the next newsletter (January 2019) to the new editor, Pat Gundrey ( tel: 01432 376914, 102 Park Street HR1 2RE) by 17th December