Mid Thames Area Quaker News

What can we do? – work with others

Quakers & Peace poster

Reading Quakers are concerned about the uncertainty brought out by recent events in Britain. Join us to reflect on what we can do, through worship, creative listening and (very important) afternoon tea. All are welcome. Next meeting Sunday 6 May, 15:00 – 17:00, Reading Quaker Meeting House One of the threads that has run through…

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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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Muslim doctor speaks at Newbury Quakers

Despite the challenges of ‘The Beast from the East’, 28 people ventured out on the snowy evening of Friday March 2 for an inspiring event hosted jointly by Newbury Quakers and the West Berks Peace and Integration Forum. The evening’s theme was, ‘Healing is needed for nations, as well as for people’. The speaker was…

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Seeking common ground

Woman carrying a banner saying 'justice demands the right to vote'

Quakers in Britain seek common ground with all political parties on key Quaker concerns. Reflecting on the recent centenary of the Representation of the People Act, Jess Metheringham, our Parliamentary Engagement Officer said “The history of the electoral franchise in the UK is a history of discrimination, on the grounds of wealth, education, and sex.…

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Are you a Reading Uni student?

photo of angela, who is the quaker chaplain to reading university.

Angela, our friendly Quaker chaplain, leads a short meeting for Quaker worship each Friday at 1pm.  Why not join her for a few minutes of quiet, and a coffee afterwards? If you’d like to know more about what the Chaplaincy does, here is their latest newsletter Reading University Chaplaincy Newsletter Feb 2018

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Snowdrops at Henley Quaker Meeting

A steady stream of visitors were enchanted by the snowdrops in the large garden of our meeting house on the afternoon of Sunday 4 February. We had issued a seasonal invitation to all. Many people were local residents who hadn’t seen our garden before. There was enjoyment too in home-made cakes, hot drinks and warm…

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Family craft day

Back by popular demand! – our open day for children and adults, making things from pottery, paper and other materials. Saturday 3rd February 2.30 – 5pm at Reading Quaker Meeting House, 2 Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB. At 5pm we will have a bring and share afternoon tea, then show, enjoy and talk about the…

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Sanctuary meeting

peace image

Reading Quaker meeting is now a Sanctuary meeting that is committed to building a culture of welcome for newcomers to Britain. Reading itself has become a City of Sanctuary and on Wednesday 21 February is hosting an event ‘We Welcome’ at 7 pm at the Reading Council Chambers, Civic Centre. More details are here: https://reading.cityofsanctuary.org/ Quakers in Britain launched the…

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