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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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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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Foodshare donation

Donation being presented to Foodshare, in front of the bus that they use to provide accomodation

Maidenhead Quakers collected for Foodshare, who operate the local foodbank and provide meals for homeless people. Two Maidenhead Quakers went to see Foodshare’s founder, Sue Brett, and a bus they have acquired to provide accommodation.

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New book for our library

Cover of the book 'A child of Cologne' showing the cathedral.

Maidenhead Quakers thank the author David May-Bowles for the gift of a copy of his book A Child of Cologne.  The child in the title is a girl who David grew up with in Suffolk: she had escaped Germany on the Kindertransport and was adopted by his parents in 1939. As a result, we decided…

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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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