Newsletter – October 2018

Hereford Quakers Newsletter

October 2018

“Every stage of our lives offers fresh opportunities. Responding to divine guidance, try to discern the right time to undertake or relinquish responsibilities without undue pride or guilt.” (Advices & Queries 28)


Tuesday 2nd

1930 Education Meeting

Thursday 4th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 7th

10.30 Meeting for Worship 12.00 Business Meeting

Thursday 11th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch 19.30 Book Club, 56 Broomy Hill

Friday 12th

14.00 Experiment with Light

Sunday 14th

09.45 Reading QFP: Chapter 22 10.30 Meeting for Worship

Thursday 18th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 21st

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Wednesday 24th

Peace Train passes through Hereford Station

Thursday 25th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Friday 26th

14.00 Experiment with Light

Saturday 27th


Sunday 28th

09.45 Reading QFP: Chapter 13
10.30 Meeting for Worship & Children’s Meeting, followed by bring & share lunch

Wednesday 31st

am HCEG Guided Walk at Peterchurch

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

Reading Quaker Faith & Practice

14th October – Chapter 22: Close relationships
28th October – Chapter 13: Varieties of religious service

Friday 12th October
Friday 26th October
Experiment with Light will now run on the 2nd and 4th Friday afternoons (14.00 – 16.00) every month. All are welcome, but if you are new to the group, and want to discuss the format beforehand (it doesn’t involve two hours of sitting still in silence) please talk to Libby Hudson, Colette Priestley or Julia Parker-Harris.

Tuesday 2nd October
Education Meeting – Talking about God, Spirit, Light….. All welcome

Thursday 11th October
Book Club – The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Wednesday 24th October
Peace Train A few members of Hereford Peace Council will be travelling on a scheduled Arriva train from Chester (or nearby) to Newport. They will bear messages (including a letter from our Meeting) to ask Parliament to ensure that the UK becomes a signatory to the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty. From Newport, the mail bag of messages will be escorted to London and delivered to Parliament.

Wednesday 31st October
Hereford Christian Ecology Group guided walk at CLaN (Cultivating Learning and Nature) at Peterchurch. Cost: £5. Contact Sheila Milne by 22nd October.

Dates for your Diary

Saturday 3rd November

Herefordshire InterFaith Group – A Day of Spiritual Contemplation, Conversation, Song & Dance Green Lane Methodist Church, Leominster, 10.00 – 16.30
Cost: £15 (concessions £8) For more information, see:
To book: Karim 01981 500764 or Frances Biseker 01568 612 406

Friday 9th November

Millichap Peace Fund Talk: Peace, Police, Youth, You: Case Studies from Northern Ireland a talk by Paul Hutchinson, former director of Corrymeela, Peace & Reconciliation Centre. Stalls & refreshments from 19.00, talk begins at 19.30

Saturday 10th November

Area Meeting, Hereford

Offers of assistance – including setting up the room, and hosting and provision of refreshments, would be welcomed by Ruth Stanier.

QFP 13.20 Within our meetings there are many tasks which need to be performed and many responsibilities to be taken. What service can YOU offer?
Our nominations committee (Christina Fox, John Meaford, Jane Starker and Dominic Walker) would welcome offers of service for the many roles and tasks to be done to keep our Meeting running smoothly – either offering yourself, or suggesting others you consider well-suited to the tasks, and worth asking.

For further information about Quakers, please contact: Clerk: Ruth Stanier –

Please submit copy in writing for the next newsletter (November 2018) to the editor, Liz Chave – by 22nd October.