Newsletter February 2017

Hereford Quakers Newsletter

February 2017

Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. (Gandalf, –  J R R Tolkien)


Thursday 2nd 12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch
Sunday 5th 10.30 Meeting for Worship

12.00 Business Meeting

Monday 6th 10.00-12.00 Open Meeting House (A Friendly Welcome)
Thursday 9th 12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

19.30 Book Club at 56 Broomy Hill

Sunday 12th 10.30 Meeting for Worship
Monday 13th 10.00-12.00 Open Meeting House (A Friendly Welcome)
Tuesday 14th 19.30 Shopping: Using the Power of our £ for Good
Thursday 16th 12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch
Sunday 19th 10.30 Meeting for Worship
Monday 20th 10.00-12.00 Open Meeting House (A Friendly Welcome)
Tuesday 21st 19.30 Millichap Lecture – see below for information
Thursday 23rd 12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch
Sunday 26th 10.30 Meeting for Worship & Children’s Meeting, followed by bring & share lunch
Monday 27th 10.00-12.00 Open Meeting House (A Friendly Welcome)

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

Book Club – Thursday 9th February

This month’s book is Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys. The book for March’s Book Club (on Thursday 9th March) is Sebastian Barry’s Days Without End.

Shopping Using the power of our £ for good – Tuesday 14th February

Jane and David Straker will lead a contemplation about the way we can express our values in the way we do our shopping, and Hazel Ings will tell us about one innovative way of buying food through a Food Assembly.

All are welcome at this event organised by our Education Co-ordinator.

Millichap Peace Fund Lecture – Tuesday 21st February

John Gittings, author of The Glorious Art of Peace, worked for 20 years as the Guardian’s foreign leader writer, assistant foreign editor and China specialist. He has also written extensively on cold war politics and is a Research Associate in the China Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. He will speak on China and the US: Peace or War?

Forthcoming Events for your diary

Saturday 11th March

Area Meeting at Almeley

Tuesday 9th May

Millichap Lecture:  Gulwali Passarlay

Building Work at the Meeting House

Please be aware – and take care! – while there is building work taking place at the Meeting House. This is expected to be from 13th February until 17th March, and may mean changes of room and other accommodations need to be made. We look forward to completion of these works!

Our February Appeal is in aid of The Bhopal Medical Appeal which works to support people affected by the leak of toxic gas from Union Carbide’s pesticide factory in 1984. The contamination of water, soil and air continues to inflict illness, poverty and injustice on the people. The charity runs two centres – Sambhavna Clinic, and Chingari. For more information see the website:

Area Meeting Lists of Members (2017) are now available and may be obtained from Judith Baresel, priced at £1.50 each.

Ledbury Meeting would be pleased to welcome Friends at their Meeting for Worship, which takes place on the first and third Sundays in the month in the Burgage Hall on Church Street.

For further information about Quakers, please contact:

Clerk: Julian Rutherford on 01531 671284

Please submit copy in writing for the next newsletter to the editor, Liz Chave by 15th February