Posts by AW

In remembrance 2018

Field with white and red poppies growing together

“Let us remember, and remember for a purpose” – are the final words in this short video by Penny Locke of East Garston Quakers, which combines her text with film and audio of local remembrance weekend events. You can find out more about Quaker attitudes to war in a talk Society of Friends and pacifism in the First…

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New book for our library

Cover of the book 'A child of Cologne' showing the cathedral.

Maidenhead Quakers thank the author David May-Bowles for the gift of a copy of his book A Child of Cologne.  The child in the title is a girl who David grew up with in Suffolk: she had escaped Germany on the Kindertransport and was adopted by his parents in 1939. As a result, we decided…

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Quakers in the modern world

‘Quakers in the modern world’ at Maidenhead was well received by those who attended. Several people were known to us and some were new seekers. Alasdair, Simon and Lina gave brief presentations, followed by reflection then questions, and concluding with Angela’s delicious lemon drizzle cake. A number of the free introductory packs containing Geoffrey Durham’s…

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Quakers meet again in Didcot

images of different types of house

There’s a meeting for Quaker worship in Didcot, every Wednesday at 4pm. These meetings are held in people’s homes because we don’t currently have a permanent venue.  All are very welcome – just call Esther on (01235) 202038 to find where the next meeting will be.

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Who will clean up Bhopal?

Photo of the shanty-town of Bhopal with the Union Carbide pesticide plant still towering in the background

The water supply in Bhopal is still contaminated thirty-four years after the gas leak from the Union Carbide/Dow pesticide plant. Come to see the documentary ‘Bhopali’ and hear from Colin Toogood of the Bhopal Medical appeal. 7:30pm, Wednesday 17th October, Reading Quaker meeting house, 2 Church Street, Reading, RG1 2SB A Reading International Festival event,…

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What can we do?

two people discussing a 'what can we do' meeting, over a cup of tea

Can silence be a vehicle for social change? Join Quakers, in expectant silence, to ask “what can we do in these uncertain times?” Followed by conversation and afternoon tea. 3pm on Sunday 21st October, at Reading Quakers (Religious Society of Friends), 2 Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB This Reading International Festival event is part of Reading…

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What makes Quakers tick?

Craft activities, talks, food, poppies, Meeting house tours and special Meetings for worship – there was something for everyone during Quaker week 2018.  Don’t worry if you missed these events – you are always welcome at the seven local Quaker meetings in the Mid Thames Area : follow the links at the top of this…

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Family crafts day

Once again, family crafts proved a smash hit with over 40 families taking part on 6th October. Parachute games, card making, colouring in, play-doh, and throwing pots on a real potter’s wheel. Held at Reading Quaker meeting house – keep a lookout for future events.  

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East Garston Quaker open weekend

Photo of red and white knitted poppies

All were welcomed to make a poppy in memory of anyone – military or civilian – who has died in war, experience a Quaker meeting for worship, and enjoy a locally sourced lunch.  All part of the East Garston Quaker open weekend.  

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Welcome Reading Uni freshers

Chaplaincy centre: photo credit Reading University

Curious about Quakerism, or just fancy some good food and company? Then drop into a chaplaincy freshers week event and meet our friendly Quaker chaplain, Angela. She’ll be at the Chaplaincy centre for soup lunches on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th September from 1-2pm and a barbeque on Wednesday 26th from noon-2pm, and at the…

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