Redland Retreat and Friendship Weekend

NB – Booking deadline: Sunday 4th March

for Ammerdown 13th to 15th April 2018 

A weekend for members, attenders and our families in Redland meeting where we will be exploring the theme of: ‘Freedom’.

 We have booked the Ammerdown Centre near Radstock again, so that up to 75 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 at a deeper level. We have chosen a theme of ‘Freedom’, in which we can explore its various aspects, what it means in our complex world and how we, as Quakers, respond to its challenges. Once again we plan to offer opportunities for both inward reflection and outward action while we also explore the meaning of friendship within and beyond our religious community.

This year our planning is centred around a range of activities that we hope will bring us together as an all-age community; we won’t be running a separate programme for children and young people but aim to have a choice of activities that we can all enjoy together.

Examples of our contemplative stream might be storytelling, meditation, centering prayer, dance, creative writing and our action stream might include writing letters to prisoners of conscience, engaging in dialogue, action planning, drama and craft activities. These are just some of the themes emerging in our planning… lots of time for old favourites: art, yoga, mindful walking, singing, meeting for worship, walks, campfire and cocoa, and so on. You can dip in and out; there will be space for quiet contemplation and conversation as well as plenty to absorb energetic people of all ages.

Ammerdown is warm and comfortable, well organized and spacious – perfect for our needs. For more details on the Ammerdown Centre go to

If you would like to come please fill in the booking form and send it to Judy Nile. The booking form is available as either a download from the Redland Meeting website, or pick up a paper copy from the newsletter rack in the Meeting House.

If you have not been away with us before and are curious, please ask around; most needs can be met and most concerns answered.

Click here to download the Booking Form