Maidenhead

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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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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