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Climate crisis protests

Quakers from the Mid Thames area took part in Extinction Rebellion protests in London over the past two weeks, highlighting the risks posed by the climate crisis.  Here’s a personal view from John: “Like the April rebellion, the impressive things were the number of people of all ages coming together, the strength of humanity and…

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Eyewitness stories from the West Bank and Israel

On Tuesday 12 November at 7 pm Quakers of Henley Meeting hold their annual peace talk at their Meeting House. Nick Georges has recently returned from the West Bank and Israel, where he was a Human Rights Monitor, as part of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme of the World Council of Churches. He will give an…

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How are we tackling climate change?

Read our 2018 sustainability report to find out what Mid Thames Quakers are doing to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges. The report covers all seven local Quaker Meetings in the Mid Thames area. We first look at specific actions and practices under three headings: Developing low-carbon and sustainable premises and core practices; Energy…

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Peaceful garden in Henley open on Sunday 19 May

Some 60 people visited the garden of Henley Quaker meeting house on the afternoon of Sunday 19 May. The sun shone, and the plants – including the semi-wild cow-parsley in the old burial ground at the far end – were looking their best. Tea and cake, conversation, and a certain amount of sketching and painting,…

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Snowdrops at Henley Quaker Meeting

Henley Quakers’ garden was open on the afternoon of Sunday 3 February so that our neighbours, friends, and passers-by could enjoy our spectacular display of snowdrops. This event has become an annual favourite at Henley Friends Meeting House, and this year, according to professional gardeners, has been the best for snowdrops for twenty years. Our…

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Quakers and the First World War

Mark and Ruth Tod of Henley Quaker Meeting spoke on 27 November at Dunsden Village Hall about the Society of Friends and pacifism in the First World War.  The Wilfred Owen in Dunsden association, which organised the event as part of a commemorative series, has reported about their talk: ‘During the First World War, Quakers made up…

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‘Beyond forgiving’ film, 13 November

  Some thirty people came to Henley Quaker Meeting House on the evening of 13 November to watch ‘Beyond forgiving’, a documentary film of tragedy and hope, in which two South Africans bring healing to their country. A black atheist man and a white Christian woman make an unlikely pair – one has suffered from…

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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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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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