Redland Local Quaker Meeting, Bristol
11 August 2019

Quaker events

  • Sun 8 Sept, 12.30pm, Redland Local Meeting for Business.
  • 20-22 Sept, Quaker World Relations Committee will visit Redland Meeting House. Two nights’ hospitality (b&b) still needed for three (female) Friends. Please let Julia Bush know if you can offer a spare bed.
  • Sat 21 Sept, 4-6pm, Quaker World Relations Committee meeting with Bristol Quakers at Redland Meeting House, to be followed by shared supper. All are welcome to share their experiences of worship with Quakers in other parts of the world, and to learn about this committee’s work.
  • Wed 25 Sept (evening), a new Becoming Friends group will start and will meet for 9 sessions until the end of February 2020. If you would like to meet with others to learn more about the Quaker way, Quaker history and witness and current concerns then please contact Christine Tollerton, Tom Allport, Helen Chambers or Sue Tuckwell.
  • 27-29 September, Woodbrooke conference, ‘Envisioning a world that is open to all’, organised by the Sanctuary Everywhere programme. Redland Meeting has made a substantial contribution towards the funding of this programme. You are welcome to apply to Local Meeting for funding if you would like to attend the conference.
  • Sat 12 October, 10.15am – 4pm, Quakers in Britain workshop at Redland MH on ‘Building relationships in Children’s Meeting’. Booking at
  • Sat 19 Oct, 9.30am -3.45pm, Area Meeting day conference at Central Meeting House titled ‘Quaker Perspectives on Climate Crisis’, followed by AM Business Meeting.
  • Sun 1 Sept, 12.30pm, Sharing Lunch(es) at Redland Meeting House. All Friends are invited to bring food to share after Meeting for Worship. Redland’s Children and Young People’s Group will hold a parallel lunch to discuss plans for the new school year and the 12 October training event (see below for booking details). You are welcome to both lunches – the choice is yours!
  • Tues 3 Sept, Faith Day Quaker Vigil at the DSEI Arms exhibition in London. Please contact Graham Davey for further information and transport coordination.
  • Fri 6 Sept, 1.30-3.30pm, Horfield Meeting House. Briefing event for new and existing volunteers at the Horfield Friends Café (which will reopen after the summer break on 13 September, then every Friday afternoon). The aim of the Café is to help older people meet friends and enjoy themselves while keeping their minds and bodies active. Come along to find out what is involved and decide whether you would like to join the team. For more information, please contact Eddy Knasel.

Other news and events

  • Sat 17 Aug, 3-5.30pm, ‘Chai and Chocolate Cake’. Hill House supporters’ afternoon, everyone welcome. At 4pm there will be a short introduction about the house and its purpose (to provide well-bring activities and respite for all, especially those seeking sanctuary in the UK). Further details, including transport info, from Caroline Beatty.
  • Sat 17 Aug – Sun 18 Aug, 10am-6pm, Gaia artwork at the Wills Memorial Building. For those who remember the moon sculpture suspended in the Great Hall – this time it’s the Earth which gets the same treatment. Free and open to everyone.
  • Fri 13 Sept, 7.30-9pm, Ammerdown Centre, Radstock, ‘An evening with Lord Dubs’. Tickets £10, for Ammerdown’s refugee work. Please book at the Centre, phone 01761 433709.
  • The August edition of the Bristol Area Meeting Quaker Newsletter is now available, including reports on the Youth Project camp at Hill House, on the Vocal Ministry Kindlers workshop at Bedminster Meeting House, and on Meeting for Sufferings. There are also invitations to join in various Quaker activities from September onwards. Please send copy for the September issue to Heather Lister by 6 September (first Friday in the month).


  • Jenni Harris for Quaker Social Action (Funeral Poverty project).


 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.