Maidenhead

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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Would you swear an oath?

graphic of a holy book

Sarah Donaldson, a Quaker who grew up in Maidenhead Meeting and is now a barrister, took part in a Radio 4 discussion on ‘Swearing an oath’, along with Jasvir Singh, a family law barrister and chairman of City Sikhs, and legal commentator Joshua Rosenberg. A really interesting programme, well worth listening to on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09h2tkd The focus…

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Maidenhead has new windows

new double-glazed windows at Maidenhead Meeting House

New double-glazed windows in our garden room make it warmer for all the groups who use the building, and are part of our Quaker commitment to become a low carbon sustainable community. They also provide a clear view of our much-valued courtyard garden, an oasis of calm in Maidenhead’s busy town centre.

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Securing the future for Maidenhead Quakers

Maidenhead Meeting House

Our Meeting House at Maidenhead was owned under a long leasehold, of which 788 years still remained. This left us in an uncertain position in face of a planned redevelopment of the surrounding town centre. Through a legal process lasting nearly two years, the Trustees of Mid Thames Quakers have been able to purchase the…

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