Henley

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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Quakers at Christmas

mince pies

17th century Quakers would have shunned any special celebrations for Christmas: they believed that each day, and all of life, was sacred and Christmas Day was no different. We’ve moved on a bit since then, and most Quakers did take part in some celebrations this Christmas. However, led by our belief in equality, peace and justice for…

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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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