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Why we come to meeting for worship

We’ve produced a new leaflet, where more than twenty people involved in the meeting say what they get from our regular silent worship and spiritual community.  I’m trying to figure out how to put it on the website, but in … Continue reading

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Worrying risk in antisemitism

The Community Standards Trust, which campaigns for safety for the Jewish community, hit the headlines with claims that many Jews were considering leaving the country.  The Jewish Chronicle responded with its own survey, which confirmed concerns about rising antisemitism, but … Continue reading

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Define religious

Traditionally the British courts, and British dictionaries, defined religion as a belief in God or a Supreme Being.  This meant Buddhists, Jains, some other eastern religions and much of the New Age weren’t religious. Another definition I have seen is … Continue reading

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Stones, motes, planks

Paul Girvan, a DUP politician in Northern Ireland, wants to introduce a religious conscience clause so that individuals would not have to offer goods and services to people which offend their religious convictions.  This arose from the case where the … Continue reading

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Christmas Day

There will be a meeting for worship on Christmas Day, 10.30-11.15 at the Meeting House.  All are welcome, even if you have never been before. Christmas is a complicated time.  Some people need a pause from the stress of meeting … Continue reading

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Women bishops

The Church of England has finally decided to have women bishops and it is likely one will be appointed in the next year or so. William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, said that “some of his best men were … Continue reading

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Positive Money – Saturday 15th November

Seeking positive alternatives to the current monetary system.  Workshop Saturday 15th November, 9.30-1pm, all welcome. Please like & share:

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Report from Junior Yearly Meeting

Between the 2nd and 9th of August I was most privileged, with the generous help of the Area meeting, to attend Junior Young Meeting, a youth section within YMG orientated for 14-17 year olds. The theme for the week was … Continue reading

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Open letter to Prime Minister from British Quakers opposing use of force

Quakers in Britain have written an open letter to David Cameron regarding military action in Iraq and Syria: “An open letter from Quakers in Britain to the Prime Minister Quakers acknowledge with sadness the recall of Parliament to consider British … Continue reading

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Scotland

The reverberations of the Scottish referendum will be heard for years.  Quakers in Scotland did not have a settled view, in case you’re interested.  Our meeting for worship on Winchmore Hill Triangle, roaring traffic and stillness in the mist of … Continue reading

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