Posts by TB

White poppies on Sunday 14 October

At our market stall in Henley, we gave away white poppies. Sunday 14 October is well before Remembrance Sunday, to make clear that white poppies complement red ones – they don’t compete with them. White poppies are worn in memory of all those who have suffered and are suffering from war. First worn in 1933…

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Snowdrops at Henley Quaker Meeting

A steady stream of visitors were enchanted by the snowdrops in the large garden of our meeting house on the afternoon of Sunday 4 February. We had issued a seasonal invitation to all. Many people were local residents who hadn’t seen our garden before. There was enjoyment too in home-made cakes, hot drinks and warm…

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Promoting peacebuilding in Henley

White poppies at Henley

At two public events this autumn, Henley Quakers have promoted ideas of positive peacebuilding. On 25 October Diana Francis spoke on Responding to conflict: building bridges at the Friends’ meeting house, and on 5 November we gave away white poppies from a market stall. In her talk Diana Francis shared examples from her experience of…

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