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Meetings for Learning May – July 2018

In April we will not have a meeting for learning, as we have the Ammerdown residential weekend this month. On 20 May we pick up our theme of ‘Exploring 21st Century Quakerism’ with some feedback...

Fifth Annual Bristol Quaker Peace Lecture

Women and Peace Building: The Eritrean Context Helen Kidan, Human Rights Activist Saturday 12 May 2018 11am  - 12.30pm Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ Admission free - All welcome Helen...

Redland Meeting Memorial Book

We remember the following member of our meeting who died in April: Margaret McNeill 20/4/94 Alice Bottome 24/4/96 Maggie Spriggs 12/4/05 Eric Phizacklea 1/4/06  

Woodbrooke Study Centre

Woodbrooke Study Centre provides study opportunities to encourage continuing personal, social and spiritual development whilst shaping experiences that can significantly enhance both personal and community growth. The 2018 brochure ‘Learn’, (available in Meeting, from Woodbrooke, and...

Half Breed – A recommendation

I read with interest Marian’s submission in the last Redland newsletter concerning the play “Half Breed’ which will be performed at the Old Vic (26 and 27 April - two evening performances plus a matinee on...

Half Breed

A new play by Natasha Marshall, who grew up in Redland Meeting. It is on at Bristol Old Vic on 26 and 27 April, including two evening performances and a matinee on 27th. I am that...

Bristol Quaker Camp 2018

Saturday 28th July to Saturday 4th August This year we are camping at one of our favourite sites: Westover Farm, near Charmouth in Dorset. The nearest village is Wootton Fitzpaine and the site is two miles walk to...

Library News for March 2018

Greetings from your Redland Meeting Librarians. This will be a very short note this month from me, but hopefully next month will be newsier. Our main item of interest for this month is that we have...

Redland Retreat and Friendship Weekend

NB - Booking deadline: Sunday 4th March for Ammerdown 13th to 15th April 2018  A weekend for members, attenders and our families in Redland meeting where we will be exploring the theme of: ‘Freedom’.  We have...

All about Sunday appeals in 2017

- raising over £7,000! As you know, every Sunday after Meeting for Worship there is an appeal for money for a Quaker cause or a local charity. The schedule of who-appeals-for-what is drawn up by...

Redland Meeting Memorial Book

We remember the following members of our meeting who died in January & February: January Sybil Jennings  9/1/93 Julie Kensington  24/1/93 Jan Rowe  2/1/05 Alison Unvala 28/1/05 Charles Peneycad 21/1/08 Mary Crompton 25/1/12 Joan Hill 23/1/16 February Gavin Hawkins 4/2/94...

Meetings for Learning

In 2018 we will be taking as our theme for Meetings for Learning at Redland ‘Exploring 21st Century Quakerism’. Helen Chambers will lead on the 18th February, looking at ‘Our Faith in the Future’ –...

Refugee Action Group

Redland Quaker Meeting - report on the first period of operation of our Refugee Action Group. Collective action? When in 2014-15 our local meeting carried out an exercise to re-imagine ourselves as a meeting, which led to...

Library News for February 2018

Book Reviews: Two books newly acquired for the library are reviewed below. Both are simply and sparely stated, yet convey profound insights and offer valuable prompts for further thought. Workshops after Meeting: ‘Making Friends with...

Greetings from Cornwall

Greetings and best wishes for the year ahead  to Friends/friends at Redland from distant Members Lee and Derek. After over 15 years at Redland, we moved three years ago and  we sometimes miss Bristol but are loving our...

Poem: Mirror of Sorrow

My tears I shed engraved grief on my face My worries are hard to bear My worries made/make me heavy Very heavy.. my feet Very heavy.. my steps in that road A road of grief....

A Conscientious Concert

The final event taking place in Bristol Cathedral, alongside the Refusing To Kill exhibition is A Conscientious Concert – the music of Frank Merrick, World War 1 Conscientious Objector on Tuesday January 2nd 2018. Frank is featured in the...