Newsletter November 2017

Hereford Quakers Newsletter

November 2017

A day opens, a day closes,

Every day like every other day.

No day is like another day.

(Before Eden, by Anne Stevenson)


Thursday 2nd

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 5th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

12.00 Business Meeting

Wednesday 8th

19.30 Olivier Peace Lecture, Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Thursday 9th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

19.30 Book Club, 56 Broomy Hill (tbc)

Sunday 12th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

followed by Area Meeting

Thursday 16th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 19th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Wednesday 22nd

from 10.00 Just This Day, Llandrindod Wells

Thursday 23rd

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 26th

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

Thursday 30th 

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

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

Thursday 2nd November

Death to the Death Penalty

Organised by Amnesty International (Hereford Group), Swithin Fry will perform a one-man play about his friendship with a death row inmate. There will also be music, art work, poems and film clips.

The Speakeasy, Left Bank Village. Bar open at 19.15; performance at 19.45. Free but ticketed – book at

8th November

Olivier Peace Lecture: “Survival in Solitude” – Terry Waite

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 19.30 – 21.00. Tickets £12 / £10 / £2

22nd November

Just This Day – an invitation to discover and share silence, sacred music, sacred dance, inner stillness, at the Meeting House, Llandrindod Wells from 10.00 (or join any session). Further information: 01597 870277.

25th November

A Day of Spiritual Contemplation, Conversation, Song and Dance

10.00 – 16.30, Leominster Methodist Hall & Church

Suggested donation £12 / £5

Information / booking: Venerable Choesang 01568 750 082 or or Frances Biseker 01568 612 406 or

25th November

The Slow Journey on Women’s Rights: from Magna Carta to President Trump

with Helena Kennedy QC

Organised with Amnesty International, booking is essential for this talk at College Hall at 19:00. Tickets £10

01432 374225 / 374226

(Please note: the date has changed. It was originally 23rd November.)

Hereford Food Bank

There will be a collection made for the Food Bank in Hereford on the last Sunday every month (bring and share lunch day). The box and a bag will be in Room 1, and items will be taken to the Food bank the following day.

Please bring:

  • TINS – hot or cold foods, vegetables, fruit, rice pudding
  • DRY GOODS – Smash potato, rice, powdered milk, custard, instant coffee, sugar
  • GENERAL – UHT milk, pasta sauces, jam, marmalade, instant / microwave meals
  • HYGIENE – shampoo, toothpaste, soap, household cleaners such as washing up liquid and detergent.

Up to 1,000 people a year benefit from this service in Hereford.

Please ensure your data consent form is returned to Mary Rhodes by 23rd November.

For further information about Quakers, please contact:

Clerk: Ruth Stanier –