Newsletter January 2017

Hereford Quakers Newsletter

January 2017

Do you work gladly with other religious groups in the pursuit of common goals? While remaining faithful to Quaker insights, try to enter imaginatively into the life and witness of other communities of faith, creating together the bonds of friendship. (Advices & Queries 6)

Diary

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

Forthcoming Events for your diary

13th February – 17th March – building work taking place at the Meeting House

Tuesday 21st February

Millichap Lecture:  John Gittings – History of Peace Thought and its relevance today

Tuesday 9th May

Millichap Lecture:  Gulwali Passarlay

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.

Area Meeting in Ludlow on 14th January experiments with a new style of meeting, placing greater emphasis on fellowship, sharing and our spiritual life. The morning session will explore “What does it mean to you to be a Quaker?” A lunch of soup and cheese will be provided, and the afternoon will be devoted to business, followed by a simple tea. All are welcome to attend.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25 January

Theme: Reconciliation – ‘The love of Christ compels us’ (2 Corinthians 5:14)  

Churches Together in Hereford have arranged a series of events. The exhibition ‘That Light that Pushes Me’, on loan from Friends House, will be on display in the south transept of the Cathedral, and this will form the setting for lunchtime gatherings, open to all – including, on Thursday 19th, the Friends’ Meeting for Worship, at 12.30 pm, followed by a soup and roll lunch at the Meeting House. On Saturday 21st there will be a ceilidh at St Nicholas’ Church at 7.00 pm and on Sunday 22nd a united service at St John’s Methodist Church at 5.00 pm, preceded by tea at 4.00. (See notice board for more details of the week’s events.)

Watch out for details of our Winter Social in due course.

A Special Request – that Friends speak clearly and with reasonable volume when speaking in the Meeting House, so everyone can hear!

For further information about Quakers, please contact:

Clerk: Julian Rutherford on 01531 671284

julian.rutherford@smquakers.org.uk

smquakers.org.uk

www.quakers.org.uk

Please submit copy in writing for the next newsletter to the editor, Liz Chave liz.chave@smquakers.org.uk by 18th January.