Open House London, 21-22 September 2019

Once again, we will be taking part in Open House London, the weekend which showcases buildings of architectural merit across London.

Our building and grounds will be open on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September from 2 to 5pm.  There will be a chance to look at our grade 2 listed meeting house, built in 1790, and ask questions about Quakerism.  Weather permitting, there will be opportunities to explore our grounds and discover some of the Quakers buried in them.  Of course, tea and cakes will be on offer……….it wouldn’t be a Winchmore Hill Quaker event if that wasn’t the case. :)

Open garden poster 2019 A4

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Open Garden, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June

 

Once again, we will be opening our popular grounds on this weekend.

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our beautiful garden and discover the fascinating history of the burial ground and Quaker Meeting House and find out more about Quakers today.

Entry is free and there are free refreshments plus a plant sale.  Our Open Garden takes place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June from 2pm to 5pm.

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Quaker Meeting Houses given extra heritage protection

This sympathetic Observer article highlights the 17 Quaker meeting houses across the country to be listed or upgraded by Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Eleven are being listed at Grade II for the first time, five upgraded to Grade II*, and the Hertford Meeting House, the oldest in the world still in continuous use, is granted Grade I status, the highest status possible.

You can access the article here.

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Photos from the Reflections on the Sacred art exhibition.

A few photos from the successful multifaith art exhibition which we hosted on the weekend of 27th and 28th April.

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“Reflections on the Sacred”

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Imago Dei

“Imago Dei” is a community exhibition at Christ Church United Reformed Church on Chase Side, Enfield for Holy Week.

“Imago Dei”  will focus on images of God, and also images of humanity e.g. refugees and others from various parts of the world, including our own.  “Imago Dei” will include poetry, music and art around this theme and is a community event.

“Imago Dei” will be open daily during Holy Week from 15th to 21st April (10 am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, 1pm to 4pm on Good Friday and 10 am to 4pm on Easter Saturday). The church will be open for worship at 11 am on Easter Sunday.  Entry is free and refreshments are available.

More information can be found on the church website .

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Local Quaker publishes debut novel

Our Friend Stephen Cox’s first novel Our Child of the Stars is published in hardback by Jo Fletcher Books on 24th January 2019.   In this local paper interview Stephen talks about the book.  You can read it here.

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Christmas Day Social

Enfield Over 50s Forum, an active local membership organisation, is hiring the Friends Meeting House on 25th December to offer company and social activities for anybody who might enjoy meeting up with others that day.  Please note this event is open to people of any age. 

The event runs from 2.30pm to 6pm. There will be board games, films and a Christmas carol singalong.  The organisers are also offering  a quiet space or an opportunity to chat .

There will be a buffet tea.  Please bring something to share with others for example a carton or two of fruit juice (sorry, no alcohol), a packet of biscuits, chocolates, a packet of sausage rolls, a french loaf, cakes, some Christmas crackers etc.

LIMITED TRANSPORT AVAILABLE FROM THE BOROUGH OF ENFIELD ONLY– IF YOU NEED TRANSPORT THEN PLEASE PRE-BOOK IT WITH THE FORUM IN ADVANCE (collections from 2.00 pm)


To book or for more information telephone 020 8807 2076 or email
info@enfieldover50sforum.org.uk

 

For more information click on the poster o50Sf Christmas Day advert for December 2018 (1)

 

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Worship 10.30 to 11.15 am on 25th December

As usual Winchmore Hill Quakers will hold a special meeting for worship on 25th December. 10.30 to 11.15 am. This is a time often valued for those who find the Christmas period difficult, for whatever reason, or who wish some Quaker simplicity. Or who enjoy Christmas in all its richness but need time for reflection.  All are welcome.

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Why do more equal societies do better?

Saturday 1 December, 2-4pm.

Clissold House, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9HJ

An interactive and thought-provoking workshop led by Martin Wilkinson. The workshop is based on the groundbreaking books by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson: The Spirit Level and The Inner Level. These books, based on years of research and hard evidence, show that almost everything, from life expectancy to depression levels, violence to illiteracy – is affected, not by how wealthy a society is, but how equal it is and that societies with a bigger gap between rich and poor are bad for everyone in them – including the well-off.

The Spirit Level has been heralded as providing a new way of thinking about ourselves and our communities. This workshop could change the way you see the world. We will be looking at how we can find positive solutions and move towards a happier, fairer future.

Refreshments from 1.30pm.

Free entry but you are encouraged to register via the Eventbrite link.

ALL WELCOME

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