Newsletter July 2017

Hereford Quakers Newsletter

July 2017

Bear witness to the humanity of all people….. Try to discern new growing points in social and economic life. Seek to understand the causes of injustice, social unrest and fear. (Advices & Queries 33)


Sunday 2nd

10.30 Meeting for Worship

12.00 Business Meeting

Thursday 6th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 9th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

10.30 Area Meeting, Abergavenny

Thursday 13th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

19.30 Book Club, 56 Broomy Hill

Sunday 16th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 20th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Saturday 22nd

Area Camp begins

Sunday 23rd

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 27th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Saturday 29th

Yearly Meeting Gathering begins, University of Warwick

Sunday 30th

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

Book Club – Thursday 13th July

This month’s book is Grace and Mary, by Melvyn Bragg. The book for August’s Book Club (on Thursday 10th August) is Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion.

Area Meeting Camp

Week 1 – 22nd July – 29th July, Week 2 – 29th July – 5th August. Contact Mikki Pullen for information.

Forthcoming Events for your diary

Saturday 9th September

Historic Churches Ride & Stride – please help by offering an hour or two to welcome walkers and cyclists to our Meeting House – or consider Riding and Striding yourself?

Sunday 10th September

Area Meeting at Brecon from 11.00

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.

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 17th July