Monthly Archives: April 2013

Booksale beats record

Winchmore Hill Quakers thank generous people across the borough for backing their fourth annual booksale – run jointly with Books for Amnesty.  The event on Saturday 27th April raised more than £1400 for the two groups, and beat last year’s … Continue reading

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The eye of a needle

The latest Sunday Times Rich list includes some interesting aspects.  According to the BBC, the wealth of the top 200 people is vastly more than in 1989. In 1989 you would have needed wealth of £30m (about £65m today) to … Continue reading

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Rare memorial inspires contemporary Quaker work

Guardian article about the opening of the Quaker Service memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.  It is a sympathetic piece by Martin Wainwright, whose Methodist father served in the Friends Ambulance Unit.  It mentions the work of the … Continue reading

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Can Quakers become a mass movement?

An American Quaker asks some searching questions about whether Quakerism still has the potential to become the mass movement, that it last was 300 years ago?  Are there aspects of our religious tradition that actually bar the way for those who are … Continue reading

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Death of a Prime Minister

A shocking thing is to realise that for many people, Margaret Thatcher is already someone they are taught in distant history, not a figure from their own life.  Our first female Prime Minister had been very ill for a while … Continue reading

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Books are not dead yet: annual second hand booksale

A great booksale can still draw a crowd just to see what curiosities can be found. Winchmore Hill Quakers announce their fourth annual second hand booksale, run jointly with Books for Amnesty, to raise funds for the local Quaker Meeting … Continue reading

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PS: world ending

Few people can be happy that North Korea has missiles and nuclear weapons, given their record in oppressing their own people let alone anyone else’s.  David Cameron today said that we need our own independent nuclear deterrent. The problem is, we … Continue reading

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Trust in the clergy

Disturbing news for the Easter weekend of plummeting trust in the clergy.  According to various reports According to a survey of 1,918 adults by pollster YouGov commissioned by The Sunday Times newspaper between March 27 and 28, forty percent of … Continue reading

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