Redland Local Quaker Meeting, Bristol

for 26 January 2020


Quaker events

  • Sun 26 Jan, 10.15-10.45am, Singing before Worship in the Library.
  • Sun 26 Jan, 2pm, Sanctuary Everywhere annual meeting at Redland Meeting House, drawing together Friends working in the area of refugee support. Open to all Bristol Quakers and preceded by a sharing lunch at 12.30pm. Convener: Caroline Beatty.
  • Tues 28 Jan, 1.30pm, funeral of Margaret Hodson at South Bristol Cemetery, BS13 7AS, followed by a private family burial. Refreshments and conversation at Horfield Meeting House after the funeral Meeting for Worship.
  • 31 Jan – 2 Feb, Young Adult Quaker Community events at The Beeches, Birmingham. See Woodbrooke website for details, or speak to Hirad Babakhani.
  • Sun 2 Feb, 12.30pm, Redland Local Meeting for Business. The agenda includes items linked to Quaker ‘green’ action. Area Meeting asks us to appoint an adult Friend to work with young Friends on an action plan arising from Bristol Quakers’ forthcoming declaration of Climate and Environmental Emergency. We will also consider whether Quakers should lobby for ‘Ecocide’ to be criminalised under international law.
  • Fri 7 Feb, 2.30-3pm, Avenue House Meeting for Worship, with tea and chat after.
  • Sat 15 Feb, 6pm, Quaker Film Club showing of ‘Wadja’, first film with a female Saudi director, about a young Saudi girl whose burning desire for a bicycle leads her into bold defiance of her country’s gender and religious codes. Sharing supper after (Redland Meeting House Library).
  • Sun 16 Feb, 10am, Meeting for Learning in the Library. Caroline Beatty will lead a discussion of what it means to be a Sanctuary Meeting, and how this links to our other concerns.
  • Sun 16 Feb, 12.30, Young Adult Friends vegetarian lunch followed by Pottery Workshop led by Cait, with harp music from Jausme. Contact Hirad Babkhani for more details.
  • Sun 23 Feb, 2pm, Area Meeting at Horfield Meeting House.
  • Sun 8 March, 2pm, Forces Watch film ‘War School’ at Redland Meeting House, followed by speakers and discussion about Army recruitment and the role of the military in British society.
  • Quaker Schools’ Annual General Meetings: invitations to Leighton Park on 13 March and Sidcot on 15 March. Please inform school bursars if you would like to attend.
  • Sat 14 March, 11am – 12.30pm, Bristol Quakers Annual Peace Lecture in the Peel Lecture Theatre (Geography Dept), University Road, BS8 1RL. Diana Francis will speak on ‘Human Security: is it possible?’, followed by discussion. Free event – all welcome.
  • Fri 17 – Sun 19 April, Redland Friendship Weekend at Ammerdown, exploring the theme ‘Vision 20/20’. Detailed information and booking forms now available from the Redland Meeting website. Full costs £210, with children’s and supported rates subsidised from Redland Meeting legacy funds (contact about assisted costs).
  • 1-7 August 2020, Yearly Meeting Gathering and Junior Yearly Meeting at the University of Bath. See Booking now open and full information available on downstairs table.

Other news and activities

  • Mon 27 Jan, 1.45 – 4.45pm, Bristol Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration at Bristol City Hall. Speakers include Dame Helen Hyde (Holocaust and Rwandan genocide educator) and Annick Lever (child survivor of the Holocaust). There will be a live video stream from a ceremony to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
  • Fri 31 Jan, 7.30pm, XR fund-raising Ceilidh at Redland Meeting House, with The Werburghs Trio and expert Quaker caller Angus Morrice. £7/£5 on the door.
  • Fri 31 January, deadline for applications to join Experience Travel Tours’ Witness Tour of the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel (from 19-29 October 2020). Contact for full details of a tour linked to Bristol Kairos group.
  • Mon 3 Feb, 6pm, launch event for Mayors for Peace Art Exhibition in the Vestibules Gallery at Bristol City Hall throughout February. Quakers helped to fund this Art and Peace event and volunteers are needed to staff it. Please contact if you can spare a few hours.
  • Thurs 6 Feb, 7pm, ‘Everything you wanted to know about waste and recycling in Bristol’, Kingsdown Eco Talk at Cotham Parish Church.


  • Gaie Delap for Bristol City of Sanctuary Transport Fund

Julia Bush, clerk, Redland Local Quaker Meeting


Please send notices for next week to her at by end of Friday, and include ‘Notices’ in the email subject line.
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MH = Meeting House; MfW = Meeting for Worship; AM = Area Meeting; LM=Local Meeting.