Newbury

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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Opportunity for architects

Front of Newbury Meeting House

Could you help us bring Newbury Quaker Meeting house up to date? For over 15 years we’ve lived with the threat of losing our Meeting house.  To our great joy, that threat has been lifted, because the approved redevelopment of Newbury town centre excludes the Meeting house. We will, however, need create a new main…

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Together against Trump-ism

Howard and Maria Grace from Newbury Meeting joined the Quaker group who met in Friends House for silent reflection prior to participating in the march and rally by an estimated 100,000 people to object to president Trump’s policies and visit to the UK. The very varied groups that joined the rally focussed on many issues, such…

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Yearly Meeting experience

Two Friends from Newbury Meeting, Howard and Maria Grace, joined Quaker Yearly meeting on Saturday May 5. Maria writes: ‘Sitting in Euston Friends Meeting auditorium, ‘the Light’ was a moving and inspiring experience. In the afternoon it looked like full house! The topic of discussion was the Revision Project of the book ‘Quaker Faith and…

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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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Newbury Quakers Open Day

Newbury Quakers had a pleasant and rewarding Open Day on September 30th. We raised £176 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance and enjoyed chatting with visitors and each other over cake and coffee.

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Quaker School in Lebanon

Brummana High school, with its beautiful campus in the hills above Beirut, has been a haven of peace and tranquility in which to study for over 140 years. The School pioneered a unique multi-faith co-educational approach in Lebanon adapting the English Quaker boarding school model. Although nowadays there are few Quakers on the staff, the…

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