24 February 2019


Quaker events

  • Sun 24 Feb, 10.15-10.45am in the Library, Singing before Worship. All welcome, please bring songs to share.
  • Fri 1 March, 7.30pm, Meeting Room, Extinction Rebellion (XR) training session on nonviolent direct action to spotlight the climate emergency. Preparation for global week of action. If you missed the XR public meeting organised by EarthQuakes on 8 February, you can now watch a full recording of both talks on YouTube:   
  • Fri 1 Mar, 2.30pm, Meeting for Worship at Avenue House.
  • Sat 2 March, 10.30am-4pm, ‘All Are Welcome: engaging and connecting with families’, a follow-up to last year’s event at Friends House.
  • Sat 9 March, 11am, Bristol Quakers Annual Peace Lecture at Wills Memorial Building.
    Stuart Parkinson (Scientists for Global Responsibility) will speak on ‘Science for a Secure and Sustainable Future’. Flyers and posters are available downstairs and your help is needed to publicise this event.
  • Sun 10 March, visitors from the Za Foundation (South Africa) at Redland Meeting. Sharing lunch.
  • Sat 16 March, 10am-3pm at Redland Meeting House, ‘Heard or Hurt?’ Area Meeting Study Day exploring the challenges of speaking plainly without hurting others. AM business meeting at 3pm, to be followed by tea provided by Redland LM. Please bring your own lunch.
  • Sat 16 March, 6pm, Quaker Film Club, followed by sharing supper.
  • Sun 17 March, 10am, Meeting for Learning in the Library. What’s inside the bookcases in the upstairs Library? Books that represent a wealth of Quaker heritage and wisdom. This interactive session is led by Christine Tollerton (AM librarian) and Fiona Hamilton (Redland librarian).
  • Sun 24 March, 6.30 – 9.30pm, Redland Quakers celebrate Europe. Music from the In Accord choir, spoken word, singing and dancing – as well as country-specific, tapas-style European food. Free event, with donations to Bristol Refugee Rights advice service.
  • Fri 29 March, Quaker Council for European Affairs invites Friends across Europe to join a joint Meeting for Worship at the time when the UK is due to leave the European Union (midnight, Brussels time). To register to connect with the online meeting, visit
  • 24-27 May, Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, at Friends House, London. YM 2019 will examine ‘privilege’ (and assumptions of privilege) in relation to Quaker concerns about climate justice and inclusion/ diversity. Full details online ( and in publicity booklets and leaflets on the downstairs table.

Other news and events

  • Sat 2 March, International Women’s Day at City Hall, 11am-5.30pm. Celebrations by Bristol Women’s Voice.
  • Thurs 7 March, 7.30pm, first of 2019 Churches Together Lenten Conversations, around the theme ‘Faith in the Public Square’. Speaker Molly Scott Cato, at Clifton Cathedral.  
  • Sat 16 March, 7.30pm, ‘Truth’, a fusion of song and choreography created by Helen Chadwick, ‘a beautiful and thought-provoking song theatre show, which explores the once-simple notion of truth in our messy modern age of fake news.’ St Michael’s Church Hall, Bishopston. See
  • Sun 31 March, 7pm, ‘Stories for Change’, by Michael Loader and Chai For All musicians, giving insight into the past and present of Palestine. Holy Trinity Church, Cleeve.
  • Marian Liebmann’s reports from Rwanda will be posted on the noticeboard next to the Quaker world map. If you would like to receive emailed copies of Marian’s news as it arrives, please contact Julia Bush.
  • February monthly mailing from Friends House includes Friends World News, bulletin of the Friends World Committee for Consultation, the 2019 Swarthmoor Hall Programme Guide, and publicity for Quaker newcomers’ courses at Glenthorne and Charney Manor (on the noticeboard outside the Meeting Room).
  • Books of the Month, February 2019includes a special offer on the George Lakey’s guide to Nonviolent Direct Action and Campaigning, and details of a new biography of William Penn.
  • Meeting for Worship is held at Avenue House every Sunday, from 11am – 12 noon (including coffee and half an hour of worship).  Redland and other Bristol LMs send members to attend and support the meeting. Extra volunteers are needed on the first Sunday of each month. If you would like to help on 3 March, 5 May, 2 June or 7 July, please email Sue Tuckwell – or just go along and take part. You will be warmly welcomed.
  • Last Sunday we met Kirsty Philbrick, our new Youth Project officer. Her email address is and she will be pleased to receive your suggestions for CYP activities over the coming months.


  • Jo Flanagan for Christian Aid (


NB: New email addresses for post-holders in Bristol Area and Local Meetings

  • Please note that Bristol Area Meeting is setting up generic email addresses for post-holders in Area and Local Meetings. The following address may be used to contact our Redland Clerk,  Julia Bush, about Quaker business: (this replaces


 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.