Monthly Archives: July 2012

True silence…

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. It is a great virtue: it covers folly, keeps secrets, avoids disputes, and prevents sin. William Penn Chosen … Continue reading

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Web travails…

There are many things where the second time is easier.  I am still having fun removing comment functionality from Pages (mass spam attack) while leaving it on the blog. Currently I have comment power for new posts only.  Its not … Continue reading

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Is peace becoming more likely

Stephen reviews the book, the Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker, in the Quaker online magazine Nayler http://www.nayler.org/?p=583   Please like & share:

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Enfield Quakers back same sex marriage (May 2012)

Quakers in Enfield back same sex marriage; calls on Government to extend plans to religious same sex marriage for denominations that want it Winchmore Hill Quakers – the Quaker organisation  for Enfield and parts of Barnet and Hertfordshire – wish … Continue reading

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Homelessness: Our work with Beck House begins

The meeting has long been interested in helping the homeless.  For a variety of reasons we decided to move away to providing food, soup, company and sometimes other help to street homeless in central London.  The new focus of our … Continue reading

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Cloud pioneer gets reborn memorial in Winchmore Hill

A famous scientist buried in Winchmore Hill Quaker Meeting burial ground is getting a new memorial. Luke Howard invented the scientific names for clouds still used today and is widely seen as a father of modern meteorology.     However his gravestone … Continue reading

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Quaker worship

“For me the focused, expectant silence of the meeting was like nothing I’d ever experienced. Birdsong or traffic noises would mingle with the occasional cough, or creak of a seat, within the room. And after perhaps 10 minutes there would … Continue reading

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Quakers in media about same sex marriage

Paul Parker, the Quaker Recording Clerk***, has been prominent in the press and on Radio Four.  Quakers are not only calling for same sex marriage to be legalised – as the Government proposes – but for religious same sex marriage … Continue reading

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Quaker blog coming

The blog is now working properly. Key things I need to sort on the site -how we display photos (there are various technical options) -the event calendar (there are various technical options) -the lettings subsite -and making sure we keep … Continue reading

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