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Happiness Conference

18th International Economics of Happiness Conference Exploring Global Change through Local Action - Bristol October 19th - 21st 2018 This highly participative event features a mix of speakers, films, workshops, forums and activities to explore the power of local responses to effect Big …

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 I wanted to make you aware of the upcoming event dates for young Friends. 18th November 10.30-16.30 Harbour plastic clean up Bristol 7th December 19.00-21.30 Christmas camp fire Bedminster Meeting House Bristol These dates are on the flyer attached. Please save the dates of …

Two poems about change

These two poems about Change were in St Andrews Park by the pond, pinned on a tree stump. Claire Herford pointed them out to Hilary Mayne who is sharing them here. All Things Pass - Lao-Tzu (translated by Timothy Leary) All things pass A …

What and who are “EwO”s at Redland?

What: “Elders with oversight”. Who: You will find photos of current Elders with Oversight are on the noticeboard in the Meeting House foyer. Why EwOs? Many Quaker Meetings have members who are known as “Elders”. These Friends are asked to foster the spiritual …

Homeless Sunday

Homeless Sunday is on 7th October 2018 - at the start of the week which includes World Homeless Day (October 10th). Housing Justice is a Christian charity that works across England & Wales with a vision: " …  of a society where …

Volunteering at Avenue House

Maureen Armstrong writes of her experience  Avenue House is part of a complex of three buildings catering for the needs of older people, particularly but by no means exclusively Friends. Kirwin House and Lansdowne House offer independent living, with the support …

Muse for October

‘…more blessed to give than to receive.’ And what if receiving with grace is an act of giving? Charles Lewsen      

Modernising Quaker language?

Our next Meeting for Learning is on Sunday 21 October with the intriguing title of Modernising Quaker language? It will start promptly at 10.00am in the Redland Meeting House Library and end at 10.45. Led by Roger Sturge, this is a …

Redland Meeting Memorial Book

We remember the following member of our meeting who died in October: Adrian Wright  13/10/02 Meg Webb  2/10/06 John Cornes  20/10/11

Reading at Area Meeting, 22nd September

There is always a reading in the silence before the start of Area Meeting for business. Yesterday this is what was read. The Fourfold Franciscan Blessing May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that …

Lifelines: “Thank you for caring for a person like me.”

These words were written to us yesterday from a native American Indian called Running Deer. His name was Americanised on his first day on Death Row to Ronnie Deer. He lives in San Quentin Correctional Facility, California. For ten years …

Perceptions of truth: Quaker faith & practice

Following the Hamlet quote of last month, to contrast Shakespeare (died 1616, 50 years before Quakers and other non conformist groups appeared on the scene) and the 21st Century, here we are led to the wonderfully universal and  free writing …

Young Friends Friday

Hello, I am Nicole Zographou, the new Youth Development Worker for Bristol. I have organized an event coming up for those aged 11-18 in the Bristol, Bath and Northeast Somerset area. It would be great to have as many young …

Friends of Alalay (Santa Cruz)

Summer 2018 Newsletter from Friends of Alalay In my last newsletter I showed the photos of four adolescent girls who we are helping through vocational training – indeed by now all of them should have finished their courses and I await …

Muse for September

Ignorance, the handmaiden of snobbery Fear, the mother of hate Charles Lewsen      

Quaker Week 2018

The first Sunday of Quaker Week 2018 is September 30th! In Redland we are marking this with an encouragement to us all to bring a friend to Meeting, with some food to share after Meeting for Worship at a sharing lunch. …

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