Newsletter May 2017

Hereford Quakers


May 2017

If we are led by “the God within/deeper self” rather than by the ego/surface self then, when we are faced with decision making, we cannot decide what is best, we can only try to discern what truth and love demand of us, and, when we move towards that discernment we can only hope that that discernment is the right one.

(from Why We Do What We Do, Peter Hussey)


Thursday 4th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 7th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

12.00 Business Meeting

Tuesday 9th

19.30 Millichap Lecture

Thursday 11th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

19.30 Book Club at 56 Broomy Hill

Sunday 14th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

10.30 Area Meeting at Ross

Thursday 18th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 21st

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 25th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 28th

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

Millichap Lecture, on Tuesday 9th May

Given by Gulwarli Passarlay, author of “The Lightless Sky, My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee”

Book Club – Thursday 11th May

This month’s book is Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks. The book for June’s Book Club (on Thursday 8th June) is Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.

On Saturday 6th May, there are two events which may be of interest:

at Ludlow Meeting House, from 10.00, a day organised by the Sustanability Committee will explore (among other things) the Tax Free Town initiative. More details from Barbara Mark

and at Almeley Wootton Meeting House, there is an Interfaith Day of Spiritual Contemplation, Conversation, Song and Dance from 10.00 – 16.30. For details, and to book your place (£10), please contact Ani-La Choesang on 01568 750082

A Quaker Life – Sheila Hancock, Philip Gross, Tracy Chevalier

Sunday 28th May, 19.00 – 21.00, Hay Festival

For information, and to book see

Forthcoming Events for your diary

Saturday 10th June

Fellowship Day at The Pales from 11.00

Sunday 9th July

Area Meeting at Abergavenny from 10.30

Spiritual Nourishment Group

Please contact Susanna Grunsell for details – and listen for notices at Meeting.

Yearly Meeting Gathering

Booking is now open for this, which takes place 29th July – 5th August at the University of Warwick. Gathering as a residential Meeting takes place every three years – and this time will explore living out our faith in the world, and movement-building. To find out more, and book go to or e.mail or phone 020 7663 1040.

We have received a letter of thanks for our contribution of £5,000 towards the work of Britain Yearly Meeting. You have probably received a leaflet in your annual appeal letter from our Treasurer – you can find out more at

Silent Voices Exhibition

An exhibition of photographs of everyday life in Bil’in, a village in Occupied Palestine as seen by children who live there

Monday 8th – Saturday 13th May, 9.30 – 16.30 at All Saints Church, Hereford

Vigil to commemorate the Nakba, Palestine’s catastrophe 1948

Saturday 13th May 11.00 – 13.00 in High Town, Hereford

More details from

Why We Do What We Do is the title of a document circulated with the Area Meeting minutes from 11th March – if you missed seeing it, and would like a copy, so you can read the quotation in context, please ask

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 15th May