Getting ready for Yearly Meeting

The 2022 Yearly Meeting of Quakers in Britain will be held at Friends House, London, from 27 May to 30 May, and several Quakers from Reading will be attending. There will be online preparation sessions, and special interest sessions available from 21 May. The theme will be ‘faith, community and action’: how do we experience…

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Biscuit crumbs at Reading Quaker Meeting House

The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) have produced a self-led 3km walk highlighting places of historical significance to the Huntley & Palmer biscuit manufacturers in Reading. This includes the Quaker Meeting House, where the families worshipped, and several members are buried in the burial-ground. The Biscuit Trail leaflet is free and available online or…

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Mental health matters

Quakers at Reading Meeting met this afternoon for their monthly Meeting for Learning to consider insights into mental health care provision, and hearing service-user, professional and carer experiences. Care in the community for those with mental illness, as national policy, is now in its fourth decade and mass institutional care is a thing of the…

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Was James Naylor really guilty of blasphemy?

History enthusiasts at Reading Meeting have set up a group which meets monthly to look at the life and context of Quakers from the past. A presentation is given on an individual, ‘worts and all’, followed by a discussion on how this person speaks to us today. For our fourth meeting, we will be considering…

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Henley Peaceful Garden

Sunday May 22nd 2022 2:00-5:00pm Henley Quakers invite you to discover the hidden delights of our secret garden in the heart of the town. Visit our quiet space and take time to refresh yourself. Reflect awhile – perhaps the space will inspire you to draw or write something, or you may wish to just sit…

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Memorial meeting for Edward H Milligan (Ted)

Saturday 2 April at 14:00 at Friends House, London A meeting for worship to give thanks for the life of our dear Friend, Ted Milligan. A ‘birthright’ Quaker, Ted was known and loved throughout Britain and Ireland Yearly Meetings, for his good counsel and empathy and extraordinary recall for past ministry and conversations. Ted was…

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QCOP latest Newsletter now available on our website

The Spring Newsletter of QCOP (Quaker Concern Over Population) is now available on the Mid Thames Website. It features news about the QCOP art/poster competition. A talk to pupils at William Penn School. ‘Breeding Grounds’, a new play commissioned by QCOP. How to support CHASE Africa, a charity helping women and the environment in Africa.…

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Henley Quakers join town march for COP26

A march through Henley on Saturday 6 November called for resolute decisions by the current international COP26 conference in Glasgow. We all need to reduce our carbon output dramatically if the world is to be saved. Rich countries like ours need to do more than the poorer ones, which produce little damaging gas. Quakers made…

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