Newbury

Renewing Newbury Meeting House – first plans

We have now had the first concept plans for the updating of our Meeting House from our architects, Richard Potter and Erin McLoughlin of RPA Architecture. They presented two options to the Newbury Project Management Group, Scheme A and Scheme B. The plans were then shared with Mid Thames Quakers’ trustees and everyone in Newbury…

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Supporting our Muslim friends

The headline for a major article in the Newbury Weekly News on March 28th was ‘Terrorism will never keep us apart’. The subheading was ‘Local community shows its support for Newbury Muslims in the wake of the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand’. Several members of Newbury Quakers were at the forefront of a display of…

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Renewing Newbury Meeting house

Newbury Meeting house surrounded by fences because of the town centre development around it

After a wait of at least 25 years the re- development of part of Newbury town centre is about to begin! We are right on the boundary of the new development. There are fences all around us. Despite this, twenty-two of us met for Meeting for Worship last Sunday. Our own plans for refurbishing Newbury…

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What does love require of us?

Newbury Quakers are having an all day Kindler Workshop on this topic. It will be held at our Meeting House on Saturday April 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. We have 30 places available. If you would like to join us, please contact Maria Grace at Newbury Quakers. The day is run by David…

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Christmas at Newbury Quakers

‘Mince pies and Music’ was enjoyed after our Meeting for Worship on December 23.  There was a trio of Piano, Flute and Cello, to lead and accompany the singing.  We started with an instrumental rendering of two Dutch carols, after which some of the more traditional English carols were sung with gusto!

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Newbury Meeting house – latest update

This is the front of Newbury Meeting House

For over 15 years Newbury Quakers 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 entrance to the Meeting house. And because we’ve done only essential…

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Newbury Quaker Open House

Newbury Quakers held a successful and enjoyable Open House day on Saturday October 6, despite the wet weather. The day included five presentations. We started with a talk by Trevor Dorey on ‘Believing or Beloving’, followed by a lively discussion. A 14 minute film  of this can be seen here. After this, with the ‘Knitted…

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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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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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