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Ceilidh at Redland

Fri 10 May, 7.30-10.30pm Ceilidh at Redland Quaker Meeting House, organised by the EarthQuakes XR Group. Come strip the willow and Dosey Doe to the mighty Broken Biscuits Ceilidh Band and caller Angus Morrice for this Extinction Rebellion fundraiser event.  Tickets are on …

Meeting for Learning – May 2019

Meetings for Learning are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month, in the Meeting House upstairs library. They start at 10.00 prompt, and end at 10.45 so Friends can then go to Meeting for Worship.        Subjects vary …

Trauma healing and anger work in Rwanda

Marian Liebmann writes:  This article is a brief account of six weeks I spent in Rwanda February - March this year. Rwandan Quakers I was hosted by Rwandan Quakers – the Evangelical Friends Church of Rwanda. Quakers only started in Rwanda in 1987, …

Titanic Performance to promote action against climate change

A powerful and moving performance took place on 12th April at the City Centre end of the docks in support for the Extinction Rebellion actions against climate change Using the sinking of the Titanic as a metaphor for the imminent crisis we are …

Redland Meeting Memorial Book

We remember the following members of our meeting who died in May: Dermot Grubb     18/5/96 Molly Packer     21/5/01 Rose Jennings     24/5/16

Yearly Meeting 2019

May 24 to May 27    This year Yearly Meeting will examine our privilege, and assumptions of privilege, along with how this affects our ability to act on urgent Quaker concerns. We are all asked to help the discernment of this Yearly …

Why do I go to Britain Yearly Meeting each year?

Well, the answer to that’s easy – I enjoy it!  I know, the idea of 4 days of Quaker business meetings can sound daunting, but honestly, those 4 days are interesting and even, at times, fascinating.  I get to meet so …

Young Friends inspired by theatre trip

Last weekend a group of young people got together to see ‘Acts of Resistance’, at Bristol Old Vic as part of the Youth Development Project in the south west. We were drawn to this performance as we’ve been exploring social …

Quaker Family History Society Spring One Day Regional Meeting

for family historians with Quaker ancestors from the British Isles  Spring One Day Regional Meeting Saturday 11 May 2019 The Library Room, Redland Quaker Meeting, 126 Hampton Road, Bristol, BS6 6JE Programme 11.00 Welcome – QFHS Chair, Oliver Pickering 11.05 A History of Redland Meeting, Roger Sturge 11.25 …

Europe Evening fundraising for Bristol Refugee

A large and lively group came to celebrate all things European at Redland Meeting House on 24th March, anticipating the UK’s supposed exit from the EU the following Friday. It turned out we were somewhat en avance and the UK remains …

Highchairs wanted!

Redland Meeting is delighted to have some very young attenders who would like to come to sharing meals sometimes. We would like them and their parents to sit comfortably at the table with us. Does anyone have a high chair in …

Global warming The Government must act! But what should it do?

Politicians and commentators have their own pet theories and are probably too busy to do further homework.  Drawdown is a book edited by Paul Hawken (Penguin) in the USA that sets out 100 policies, each written by a specialist scientist, giving the …

Action against Climate Change – Titanic Performance

Friday 12th April 19 3.00 to 4.30 pm    Cascade Steps (City Centre end of Docks), Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4DA    Come along - Enjoy a powerful and moving performance and show your support for the Extinction Rebellion actions against climate change Using …

Calling all artists/activists/politicians/scientists etc

Save the Date!    Quaker Youth Development Project (West Region)Wanted: Volunteers to attend a Training Day on Saturday 8thJune 2019  Calling all artists/activists/politicians/scientists etc… could you share your skills and interests with the next generation? If the answer is yes – we’d love to hear from …

Have you good handwriting?

In our memorial book at Redland Meeting we keep a record of members and attenders who have died with a brief obituary. These records have all been beautifully written by hand. The members of the memorial book committee whose …

Quaker service in Local and Area Meeting

Kit Fotheringham writes: At the Local Meeting for Business in March, I was asked to introduce an item on Quaker service. This article is a summary of that discussion. By way of background, in February, Bristol Area Meeting asked all Local Meetings …

Semites – in their own words

Sunday 14 April, 7pm, at Redland Quaker Meeting House   This workshop is based around filmed extracts of a theatre performance using the words of Palestinians and Israelis talking about their lives – past, present and future. The powerful narrative aims …

Zakhele at Redland

Meeting for worship on 10thMarch, Redland Friends shared the generosity and warmth of 12 dancers and singers from Kruger National Park in South Africa. Zakhele’s 3-week tour of North Somerset schools and communities opened at Redland meeting. Just 36 hours after …

All are Welcome at Friends House

2nd March 2019 I was asked (at pretty short notice!) if I and my great grandson Loki (13) would attend and speak at a day to explore how families are included in their Quaker Meetings. Loki and I accepted. The event was held at Friends …

Redland Meeting Library News

New books in the library:  On the Brink of Everything by Parker Palmer (2018) reflects deeply on ageing and what it evokes and encourages. Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone(2012) takes a philosophical perspective on helping us ‘face the mess …

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