Redland Friendship Weekend: a reminder

17th – 19th April 

A weekend for members, attenders and our families in Redland meeting where we will be exploring the theme of ‘Vision 20/20’

We have booked the Ammerdown Centre near Radstock, so that up to 70 of us can spend a weekend together, involved in a range of all-age activities, sharing meals and having time to relax and get to know each other better. We have chosen the theme of ‘Vision 20/20’, in which we can explore the Quaker vision for our complex world and how we, as Quakers, respond to its challenges. Once again we will be offering opportunities for both inward reflection and outward action while we also explore the meaning of friendship within and beyond our religious community.

The timetable is varied and exciting, with lots of choice, drawing on the many talents and strengths in our Meeting. We will also have plenty of time for old favourites like mindful walking, singing, and of course the quiz! There will be debates, a People’s Assembly, craft activities, discussions about Quaker history and women’s history, Meeting for Worship along with cocoa, a night walk, tree identification and even tree planting. We plan to have an open mic session around the fire wok so perhaps you have a musical instrument you would like to play, a song to share, a rap, a dance to teach us: we look forward to hearing from you! None of these activities are compulsory – if you just want to relax, deepen friendships and explore Ammerdown itself, that’s fine too. You can choose as many, or as few activities as you like, or even none. Just come!

If you have never been away with us and are curious, please ask around; most needs can be met and most concerns answered. Ammerdown is warm and comfortable, well organised and spacious – perfect for our needs. The booking form is available on our the Members and Attenders page of the Redland website (or click here) or at the Meeting House. The cost of the weekend is £210 for an adult and covers full board from 5pm on Friday evening until after lunch on Sunday. This includes £14 to help support those on more limited means. (There are significantly reduced rates for children.) Please do not let the cost be a deterrent: there is financial support available if you require it.

The deadline for booking is February 29th! Please book now.

submitted by Jenni Harris