Newsletter October 2017

Hereford Quakers Newsletter

October 2017

We need both a deeper spirituality and a more outspoken witness.

(Gordon Matthews, 1989 Advices & Queries 23:10)


Sunday 1st

10.30 Meeting for Worship

12.00 Business Meeting

pm Secret Garden open

Thursday 5th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

pm Secret Garden open

Sunday 8th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 12th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

19.30 Book Club, 56 Broomy Hill

Sunday 15th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Wednesday 18th

18:30 Spiritual Nourishment Group, 67 Foley Street

Thursday 19th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 22nd

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 26th 

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 29th

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

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.

Book Club – October’s book is “Birdcage Walk” by Helen Dunmore.

Forthcoming Events for your diary

8th November

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


12th November

Area Meeting (Hereford) from 10.30

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

with Helena Kennedy QC

Organised in conjunction with Amnesty International, booking is essential for this talk at College Hall on Thursday 23rd November at 19:00. Tickets £10

01432 374225 / 374226

Herefordshire Interfaith Group

Coffee morning at The Forbury, Leominster – 17th November (tbc)
Spiritual Day Saturday 25th November  at the Methodist Hall, Leominster

More details at or ask Sheila Milne or Audrey Nunn.

Have you read the Epistle from Britain Yearly Meeting held in Coventry at the University of Warwick (29 July to 5 August 2017) to Friends everywhere? It’s available on our Area Meeting website.

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 16th October