East Garston

Action through enterprise

Photo of some of the people supported by the charity ATE. On the left, a young man with disabilities and his mother. On the right a group of schoolchildren who have meals provided by ATE

ATE is a small charity giving practical support to Lawra, a community in Upper West Ghana with chronic food shortages where 100% of people live in poverty. Its focus is to work in partnership with the community rather than imposing external ‘solutions’. Since it was founded in 2013, ATE has improved school attendance of hundreds of school…

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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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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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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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Our latest Mid Thames Quakers’ newsletter..

The new noticeboard outside Wokingham Quaker meeting house

..is full of summer news from around the area. There’s Newbury Quakers’ nail-biting knockout in a Christian Aid skittles competition; Maidenhead Quakers learning about an ‘Equipping for ministry’ course; Wokingham Quakers raising their profile with a new notice board;  ‘singing for joy’ with Wallingford Quakers; Henley Quakers welcoming crowds to their open garden; new attenders…

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QPSW Spring Conference 2018

I applied to go to the Quaker Peace and Social Witness Spring Conference because East Garston LM was being challenged by new Attenders! Despite decades as a Quaker, I felt I had become very woolly and a little isolated. I had previously attended days at Friends House and felt very energised by the commitment of…

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Knit for Peace

East Garston Quakers support the Knit for Peace charity that matches knitters with good causes. They particularly need warm adult clothes, bed socks, scarves, adult hats and of course large sized blankets. They have at the moment a lot of baby hats, baby jumpers and cardigans and baby blankets. They are delighted for anything you…

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