Redland Local Quaker Meeting, Bristol

for 8 December 2019


Quaker events

  • Sun 8 December, 12.30pm, AmnesTea Party – card-writing for prisoners of conscience through Amnesty International. Tea and cakes from 12.30-2pm, event supported by Quaker Youth Project.
  • Sun 15 Dec, 12.30pm, Redland Quakers Christmas Lunch followed by Entertainment. Tom Allport will act as MC on the day – but first send your offers of entertainment to Michael Tuckwell, who will compose the programme. Please bring vegetarian food.
  • Sat 21 December, 5 – 8pm, family-friendly Quaker Film Club showing of Paddington 2. Please bring food for a shared supper which will be BEFORE the screening on this occasion.
  • Mon 13 Jan, start of QPSW/ Woodbrooke online course, ‘Introduction to Peace Education’. 18-20 hours over six weeks, cost £36 (20% student teacher discount). Contacts: and
  • Wed 15 Jan, closing date for applications for the Quaker United Nations Summer School, 5-16 July, Geneva. For 20-26 year-olds who have a keen interest in the United Nations, with a focus on peace, disarmament, economic systems, human rights, migration, and climate change. Full details and application form at
  • Thurs 16 January, 7pm, Area Meeting at Redland Meeting House.
  • 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 sharing lunch. More details soon.
  • Sat 22 Feb, FWCC Online Conference with Friends Worldwide: join Quakers around the world to gather the Quaker voice on sustainability: ‘How does God call us to act?’. For more information, see
  • Sun 8 March, 2.30pm, confirmed date for screening of the 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.
  • Sat 14 March, 11am, confirmed date for Bristol Quakers Annual Peace Lecture. The Sixth Annual Lecture will be given by Diana Francis, on the theme of Human Security.
  • 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). All welcome!
  • 1-7 August 2020, Yearly Meeting Gathering and Junior Yearly Meeting at the University of Bath. More information soon. See

Other news and events

  • December edition of the Redland Newsletter is now available online and in print.
  • Please note that we will have a new Redland treasurer from 1 January 2020. Judy Nile is our treasurer until 31 December – to be followed by Kit Fotheringham. From 1 January please use the generic email address for all Redland LM treasurer matters.
  • Other new appointments at Redland Meeting: Sue Tuckwell will take up the post of Funeral Advisor in March 2020 (Roger Sturge and Melanie Mackintosh are current Redland advisors). Six new Elders with Oversight will take up their new role in January 2020: Fiona Hamilton, Leone Hayward, Charlotte Hooper, Fran De’Ath, Mark Spring, Mark Smalley. Grateful thanks to four retiring EWOs: Helen Chambers, Sue Tuckwell, Nicky Coates, Gaie Delap.
  • Woodbrooke brochure of Quaker Roles Courses 2020 is now available on the downstairs table.


  • Sue Tuckwell will introduce the programme for the 12.30pm AmnesTea, which takes the place of the usual financial appeal.

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.