22 April 2018

Quaker events

  • Sun 22 April, 2pm, Area Meeting at Portishead Meeting House. Bring picnic lunch?
  • Sun 29 April, 10am, upstairs Library, preparation session for Yearly Meeting 2018. Please bring QF&P if you have a copy.
  • 4-7 May, Friends House, London, Britain Yearly Meeting 2018. See for full details. Everyone is welcome, for all or part of the event. Attenders should ask a member for an introductory email, to be sent to in advance. Financial and accommodation help is available.
  • Sat 12 May, 11am, Wills Building, annual Quaker Peace Lecture. Human rights activist Helen Kidan will speak on ‘Women and Peace-Building: the Eritrean Context’. Publicity now available, please help to spread the word.
  • Sat 19 May, 6pm, Redland Film Club with shared supper after.
  • Sat 19 May, 4pm, ‘Etty’ at Frenchay Meeting House. One-woman play based upon Holocaust history, performed by American actress Susan Stein and followed by discussion. £10 recommended contribution. See Please contact Julia if you need a lift to this event (
  • 26-27 May, reunion visit to Bristol by Quaker Voluntary Action group who were together in Israel/ Palestine last October. Thanks to Friends who have offered overnight accommodation.
  • Sun 27 May, 12.30, Threshing Meeting to consider roles and relationships between Local Meeting, Area Meeting and Area Meeting trustees.

Other news and events

  • Quaker visitor from Bolivia. Emma Condori, a prominent young Friend from Bolivia, will visit Bristol during the weekend of our Peace Lecture (11-15 May). Emma will join us at Redland for worship and sharing lunch on 13 May.
  • Friends of Hlekweni Newsletter, spring 2018: ‘Peace Clubs Flourishing’ in schools around Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (on the table, bottom of stairs).
  • April Area Meeting Newsletter is now available – to receive emailed version, contact
  • Free online course about early Quakers. Three week course of films, discussions, readings and podcasts, led by Ben Pink Dandelion. Introductory trailer and online registration at Start date: 30 April.
  • Aid Box Community (Waverley Road near junction with Hampton Road) has launched a women-only social gathering for refugees and asylum seekers on Monday mornings. Local women are invited to drop in for coffee and chat, any time between 11am-1pm.

This week’s appeal


Julia Bush, clerk, Redland Local Quaker Meeting. Please send notices for next week to her by end of Friday, and include ‘Notices’ in the email subject line. If you would like to receive a copy of the Notices by email, let Julia know.
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