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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 … Continue reading

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Personal thoughts on the future of our group of Quaker Meetings

Note for non-Quakers.  Each local worshipping community of Quakers is also part of a larger Quaker community, in our case five meetings. (Us, New Barnet, Stoke Newington, Tottenham, and Bunhill Fields on the borders of the City of London.) Membership … Continue reading

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The life in Winchmore Hill Quaker Meeting – some thoughts

Challenges for our Meeting in 2019  -   As I see it (We are compiling our annual Life of the Meeting, a brief summary of how the truth prospers among us.  In considering this, Pamela wrote these notes.) The successful outreach … Continue reading

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Quakers in Enfield look forward in celebration

Sometimes it’s just time to feel the joy. In 2012, Quakers in Enfield faced a challenge.  Our Grade Two Listed, 1790 Meeting House was cracking up.  We had significant subsidence without a clear idea how fast it would spread; parts … Continue reading

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Quakers embark on new shaping of their guidebook

Quakers decided at their annual gathering to look again at their handbook Quaker Faith and Practice.  The process follows years of thought and discussion locally, and is likely to take several more to complete.  Revision will be highly inclusive, and … Continue reading

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Compliments from our Anglican neighbour

We were very pleased to welcome Daniel Sandham, Vicar of St Paul’s, our nearest place of worship, to our art exhibition and delighted to read this piece in their parish newsletter. Click on this hyperlink, St Pauls parish newsletter Please … Continue reading

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The Bundle – an asylum seeker’s story

Saturday 12th May 7.30pm, Winchmore Hill Meeting House.   Free performance of The Bundle – an asylum seeker’s story performed by the Journeymen Theatre organised by Tottenham Quakers as part of their Sanctuary Meeting commitment. This play is the story … Continue reading

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Benjamin Lay story in Hackney Citizen

The Benjamin Lay story has been covered here. Annoying ableism. https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2017/11/22/hackney-quakers-make-amends-disowning-radical-anti-slavery-dwarf-300-years-ago/   Please like & share:

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North London Quakers right a past wrong – look to present injustice

In an unusual move, North London Quakers formally expressed unity with a Quaker expelled from the movement three hundred years ago. Benjamin Lay was disowned by Devonshire House Monthly Meeting, our predecessor body, for radical positions expressed in theatrical ways.  … Continue reading

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Quakerism: a faith for turbulent times

For Quaker Week 2017 Jon Martin from Quakers in Britain reflects on how the history of Quakerism means it has always been a faith for uncertain times.  You can read the blog article here. Please like & share:

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