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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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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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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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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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