16 September 2018

Quaker events

  • Sat 15 Sept, 6pm, Film Club at Redland MH. All are welcome; followed by sharing supper.
  • Sun 16 Sept, 10am, Library, Meeting for Learning – ‘Our Meeting House – a Creative Conversation’, facilitated by Fiona Hamilton.
  • Sun 16 Sept, 2pm, Weston Super Mare Quakers invite you to join them at their Meeting House for a performance of ‘The Bundle’, a Journeyman Theatre production about refugee experiences.
  • Tues 18 Sept, 7.30pm, Horfield Meeting House. New study group on Quaker Renewal, based on Craig Barnett’s Quaker Renewal book (£5). The group will follow the programme developed at Redland Meeting this year, and sessions are open to Friends from across Bristol Area Meeting.
  • Fri 21 September, trial run for Horfield Friends Café which will be open at Horfield Meeting House every Friday from the start of October. Please contact Eddy Knasel if you would like to join the team, on 07860795237 or
  • Sat 22 Sept, 10am – 3pm, Redland Meeting House, Area Meeting study day on the theme of ‘Who do you think we are?’. A day of exploration and reflection followed by Area Meeting for Business 3-4pm. Please bring your own lunch. Kit Fotheringham is convening hospitality for this event and would welcome offers of cake as well as general assistance with serving drinks and washing up. Sign-up list for helpers after Meeting for Worship.
  • Thurs 27 Sept, first meeting of the new Becoming Friends group (9 sessions on Thursday evenings, Sept – Feb). Further information from Sue Tuckwell or Christine Tollerton.
  • Sat 29 Sept, 9.15 – 11.00am, open session for Friends at Bristol Prison to explore possible Quaker support for the new chaplaincy mentoring scheme which will provide support for prisoners before and after release. For further information and to register an interest please contact Polly Lowe (Bristol Prison Chaplain) at, phone 07974442625.
  • Sun 30 Sept – Sun 7 Oct, ‘Quaker Week’ outreach centred on the theme of practical and spiritual hospitality: ‘Room for More’. Please bring a friend to Meeting and food to share on Sun 30 Sept, when there will be a special sharing lunch organised by Redland EWOs.
  • Fri 26 Oct, 7.30pm, Library – Report-back from Jamie Tarlton on his service as an ecumenical accompanier in Bethlehem, June-September 2018. Jamie has sent us a link to his first Blog post from Palestine:

Other news and events

  • Saturdays and Sundays throughout September, 11am-6pm, Bristol Palestine Museum (Broad Street, city centre) presents Art Under Occupation: displays of new work from four artists and photographers. Free exhibition. See
  • Advance notice: Tues/ Wed 13/14 November, 8pm, Theatre Royal Ustinov Studio, Bath, a new play about WW1 conscientious objectors. ‘This Evil Thing’ by Michael Mears, attender at Wandworth Meeting, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival 2018 to excellent reviews.
  • How shall we make our Meeting House work for the future? Please add your own ideas to the ‘talking wall’ in the Meeting House entrance lobby.


  • An early Meeting for Worship is held at 8.30am on the first and third Sunday of each month, in the Library at Redland Meeting House (followed by shared breakfast). All welcome.
  • Children’s Meeting is organised every Sunday at Redland Meeting House, beginning with 15 minutes worship/ quiet time in the main Meeting Room, followed by varied activities downstairs organised by our Children and Young People’s team. On 16 September the children will try out some Iranian cooking with Hirad and his mother. All ages are welcome – with creche care on offer for the youngest children. Please contact Cato Pedder, CYP convener, for further information about the children’s programme.

This week’s appeal

  • Gaie Delap for Bristol Defend Asylum Seekers Campaign

 Julia Bush, clerk, Redland Local Quaker Meeting

Please send notices for next week to Julia 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.

MfW = Meeting for Worship; AM = Area Meeting; LM=Local Meeting.

Email contact addresses: At present, we do not usually publish email contacts on the Redland website unless the owner requests they be included in order to protect their owners from possible spam – you can find most in your Redland List of Members and Attenders.