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Why do Friends say “I hope so”?

Newcomers to Friends often find the private language (jargon?) we use confusing and even alienating.  It is often very obscure to outsiders.  It’s worth exploring this language to see if it is necessary.  Does it tally with our testimony to …

Meetings for Learning in January & February 2019

January 20th 2019 Mindfulness Led by Julia Richmond. During this meeting for learning we will explore briefly both what mindfulness is and what it isn't, as well as doing some short practices and thinking about how it can support our spiritual journey. February …

Redland Meeting Memorial Book

We remember the following members of our meeting who died in 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

Exploring Cotham, Clifton & Redland Community Sponsorship

On December 11thon a cold Tuesday evening, we went to Cotham Parish Church to explore what Community Sponsorship meant. We were drawn together by exploring the feasibility of the Community Sponsorship scheme to welcome a Syrian refugee family in the area of …

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

The annual Holocaust Memorial Day Civic Commemoration will take place at City Hall on Friday 25 January, from 2pm - 5pm. As in previous years, the event is organised by a multi-faith team of volunteers led by Marian Liebmann. The theme …

Parker Palmer on death

Behold, I make all things new. —Revelation 21:5 As I’ve recently faced my own mortality through cancer once again, I’ve been comforted by others who have experienced loss and aging with fearless grace. Over the next few days I’ll share some …

QUAKERS Acrostic Poem

From our Redland Christmas lunch: Q is for quiet not silence because there is always the sound of your breathing or a stirring or a shuffle of feet a baby’s burble, a passing car, a dog barking, a tweet, voices in the street or a …

BYM Sustainability Gathering 2018

Bridging the Gap - Hope and Action In late October, Angus Morris and I made our way by train northward to Swanwick in Derbyshire for the 2018 BYM Sustainability Gathering. Friends from around the country homed in on the the Hayes Conference Centre, the …

Get the Bristol Area Meeting Newsletter!

Redland is one of the seven Bristol Quaker meetings that make up Bristol Area Meeting and, whilst our own newsletter aims to keep us in touch with each other locally, the Area Meeting Newsletter provides information and articles on Quaker activities …

A Blue Plaque for Bristol’s Pioneer Suffrage Campaigners

Saturday 15 December 2018 One hundred years after women voted in British Parliamentary elections for the first time, Bristol MP Thangam Debbonaire will be guest of honour at the installation of a Blue Plaque at 3 West Mall, Clifton to commemorate …

The Elephant in the Room

Are we sleep walking our way into deep waters? ‘If you believe in infinite growth on a finite planet then you are either mad or an economist’ David Attenborough I was walking past the PRSC (People’s Republic of Stokes Croft) shop on Jamaica …

Friends and the First World War

On the recent centenary remembrance of the Armistice, a Friend shared with us this thought-provoking and amusing quote from Chapter Twenty-Four of the book, “The Story of Quakerism: 1652–1952,” by Elfrida Vipont (London: The Bannisdale Press; 1954). “Another peace society was …

Redland Meeting Memorial Book

We remember the following member of our meeting who died in December: Eva Upperton 27/12/92 Barbara McIntosh ]4/12/93 Kathleen Waller 8/12/93 Winifred Dawes 17/12/93 Don Ball 14/12/95 Doris Young 8/12/98 Michael Street 1/12/00 Elizabeth Scott 12/12/09 Joyce Goss 12/12/10

Half Breed at Bristol Old Vic – April 2018

James and Kageha Marshall would like to thank everyone for supporting their daughter Natasha’s play ‘Half Breed’ in April. Natasha wrote the play and performed it as a one woman show funded by SOHO and TALAWA Theatres as well as …

Doosti va Ghaza: Friendship and Food

The first week of October was Quaker week, on the theme of “Room for More”. At Redland Meeting we put up posters of a rather sparsely laid table and invited everyone to bring friends and food to nourish and provide …

Bristol Quakers – Diversity

On September 22nd Redland meeting house welcomed around 40 Quakers from across Bristol area to consider the diversity of our local and area meetings under the heading “Who do you think we are?”.  We were joined by Edwina Peart the …

Young Friends Events – Save the Dates

Hello, I wanted to make you aware of the upcoming event dates for young Friends aged 11-18: Harbour Plastic Cleanup 18th November 10.30 to 16.30 - Bristol Christmas Camp Fire 7th December 19.00 to 21.30 - Bedminster Meeting House Please contact me (email on flyer) for …

Meetings for Learning in November & December 18

Coming to Terms with Quaker Colonialism led by David Prosser Sunday 18 November David will talk about his research into how 19th century Quakers approached issues of colonisation and its impact on indigenous people, and how a few key decisions made by influential …

Redland Meeting Memorial Book

We remember the following member of our meeting who died in November: Gladys Nickless   24/11/93 Winifred Wilson   27/11/96 Cyril Poster   2/11/97 Heloise Osborne   7/11/08 Iris Tute   21/11/09 Bhikhu Unvala   18/11/10 Muriel Holmes   11/11/11 Cicely Langdon Davies   29/11/12 Nadine Vokins   13/11/14

Weekly Committee – a Bristol Quaker Heritage

Not all Bristol Quakers are aware of the existence and function of our Weekly Committee. Friends coming to us from other Area Meetings are puzzled by its name, and it does not appear in Quaker faith and practice Chapter 4. …

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