Newsletter September 2018

Hereford Quakers Newsletter

September 2018

“The most powerful and lasting way to counter war and violence is to build a culture of peace. Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace means living together with, and even celebrating, our differences – be they cultural, political, religious, ethnic, racial or gender-based. Peace involves transforming society from the inside out, in our own lives and across borders. A culture of peace rests on a strong foundation of respect for justice, dignity and human rights that can now spread exponentially with your help.”

(from The Business Plan for Peace, by Scilla Elworthy)


Sunday 2nd

10.30 Meeting for Worship 12.00 Business Meeting

Thursday 6th

10.30 White Poppies Craft Session
12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Friday 7th

14.00 Heritage Open Day

Saturday 8th

11.00 Heritage Open Day & Ride & Stride

Sunday 9th

09.45 Reading QFP: Chapter 17 10.30 Meeting for Worship

Wednesday 12th

14.00 White Poppies Craft Session

Thursday 13th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch 19.30 Book Club, 56 Broomy Hill
19.30 Churches Together meeting, All Saints

Friday 14th

14.00 Heritage Open Day

Saturday 15th

11.00 Heritage Open Day

Sunday 16th

10.30 Meeting for Worship
10.30 Area Meeting, Clun Valley

Tuesday 18th

19.00 White Poppies Craft Session

Thursday 20th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 23rd

09.45 Reading QFP: Chapter 16 10.30 Meeting for Worship

Monday 24th

19.30 HPSC Quiz Night

Thursday 27th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

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

Reading Quaker Faith & Practice

9th September – Chapter 17: Quaker funerals and memorial meetings 23rd September – Chapter 16: Quaker marriage procedures

Book Club – Thursday 13th September
This month’s book is That Old Ace in the Hole, by Annie Proulx.

Friday 7th / Saturday 8th and Friday 14th / Saturday 15th September

Heritage Open Days

Wendy Meaford writes: The meeting house is now registered for this nationwide event. The event is running over more days this year and will be open on:

  •   Friday 7th September, 14.00 – 17.00
  •   Saturday 8th September, 11.00 – 17.00 (along with Ride and Stride)
  •   Friday 14th September, 14.00 – 17.00
  •   Saturday 15th September, 11.00 – 17.00

    We will be offering teas, scones and cakes as last year, so some help with this during these times would be very welcome. The pretty china went down well, so yes please some of this again, as well as small tables. As before there will be information sheets for visitors to read and a self-guided tour of the building.

    I am going to do more on the publicity locally this year, so maybe we can increase our number of visitors!

    Saturday 8th September

    Ride and Stride – Meeting House open

    Contact Ruth Stanier to offer assistance with stewarding

    White Poppies Craft Sessions – the Collateral Damage Project

  •   Thursday 6th September, 10.30 – 12.15, with the invitation to join Meeting for Worship too
  •   Wednesday 12th September, 14.00 – 16.00
  •   Tuesday 18th September, 19.00 – 21.00
    Do please join us for one or more, help to spread the word (a poster is available, please ask for one!), or help with craft supplies (or funds to buy them). Contact Liz Chave for more information.

    Thursday 13th September, 19.30

    Remembrance – Churches Together in Hereford meeting

    All Saints Church, with speaker Melody Carter. All are welcome.

    Monday 24th September

    Hereford Palestine Solidarity Campaign – Quiz Night

    £3 includes refreshments. There will also be Palestinian goods for sale. More information from

Dates for your Diary

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

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

Please submit copy in writing for the next newsletter (October 2018) to the editor, Liz Chave – by 24th September.