Maidenhead

Quakers in the modern world

‘Quakers in the modern world’ at Maidenhead was well received by those who attended. Several people were known to us and some were new seekers. Alasdair, Simon and Lina gave brief presentations, followed by reflection then questions, and concluding with Angela’s delicious lemon drizzle cake. A number of the free introductory packs containing Geoffrey Durham’s…

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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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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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Chairs to Sierra Leone

Women standing up as they learn to sew in Sierra Leone

The sewing room in a village in Sierra Leone will soon have a set of chairs from Maidenhead Quakers. The room is being built by a local charity of soroptomists and church members. They have already built a school and a library and were greatly in need of chairs. Maidenhead Quakers received an appeal for…

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Supporting child refugees

Hannah Gretton speaking about the work of the charity 'Safe passage'

Several Maidenhead Quakers attended an evening about supporting refugees, at Maidenhead United Reformed Church. We heard that a teenager stuck in the Calais ‘jungle’ for ages was now on his way to join his brother in London, assisted by Safe Passage – a charity that unites refugee children with loved ones in the UK. Maidenhead…

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Supporting Foodshare

Maidenhead Quakers present a cheque to the local food bank

Maidenhead Quakers present a cheque for £100 to their local food bank, Foodshare. Find out more about the great work of Foodshare, and how you could help: http://foodshare.today

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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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