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New Downloads on the SMAQM website

There are several new downloadable files on the Area Meeting website.

Annual Trustees report

The 2017 Annual Trustees report has been added and this will be updated each year as new reports are issued. It is listed under Downloads – please click here.

‘Fuelling our Lives’ and ‘Energy Choice Cards’

John Senior has shared with us the files for the games he presented at the Climate Justice Fellowship Day at the Pales. They are very relevant to all of us who are trying to reduce our carbon Footprint, something that is at the forefront of our considerations for the development of the Pales buildings. The games came from Gwen Prince, who used them at a recent Sustainability Day for Mid Wales Area Meeting. They are available from the Sustainability menu on the website.

Download Fuelling our Lives – click here.

Download Energy Choice Cards – click here.

from The Pales Management Group

‘Fuelling our Lives’ and ‘Energy Choice Cards’

‘Fuelling our Lives’ and ‘Energy Choice Cards’

John Senior has shared with us the files for the games he presented at the Climate Justice Fellowship Day at the Pales. They are very relevant to all of us who are trying to reduce our carbon Footprint, something that is at the forefront of our considerations for the development of the Pales buildings. The games came from Gwen Prince, who used them at a recent Sustainability Day for Mid Wales Area Meeting. They will also be available from the Area Meeting website.

Download Fuelling our Lives – click here.

Download Energy Choice Cards – click here.

from The Pales Management Group

Creative Writing workshop – Hedd Wen

Creative Writing workshop -Saturday 6th July,  10-4pm

Dear friends,

It is never too late to discover your creativity. Have you often thought about doing some creative writing but haven’t taken action?

Well here is an opportunity to have a go, tenderly led by Alison Lock a published writer of prose and poetry and an experienced workshop leader. The writing sessions are interspersed with gentle movement led by Ann Bettys. They are an accomplished team!

Held in the peaceful setting of our garden- where we’ll chat awhile, share our food, and play with words. No experience necessary, everyone is welcome to join us.
We are aiming for a small group of about ten folk, we are asking for a small donation, £15 towards expenses.

If you are interested to learn more then I look forward to hearing from you.

Good wishes
Gill Branch

Pity of War maquette at Portsmouth

The latest loan of a maquette of the Pity of War sculpture to the Royal Navy museum in Portsmouth. It’s the first time that it has been exhibited in a location with military connections.
The installation of the Pity of War maquette at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in front of HMS Victory.

Travel to the Pales on the 8th of June

Travel to the Pales on the 8th of June for the Area Meeting Fellowship Day on Sustainability.

Anne Adams has shared some details regarding the CO2 emissions.
35 people came, in 13 cars,  1 electric, 2 hybrid, 5 diesel, 5 petrol.
4 came by bus, 1 by bike and train 
I used 2 different methods of calculating the C02 emissions, one came to about  450 kg and one to  about 700 kg  !  It is a very subjective estimate.

Conclusions: sharing cars does help.  Bus produces  much more emissions than train, and as it was largely empty they are  disappointingly high.  Electric car best of all.
Anne
There are many calculators available on the internet – this is just one example.

Shifting the Focus – 27th June 2019

Gill Branch writes – 

I hope as many folks as possible are able to support this event organised by Hereford Peace Council.
We’re very excited to bring together these speakers to hear more about the spirit of the 
New Lucas Plan www.lucasplan.org.uk that support the need for livelihoods and a healthy environment.
You can download a copy of this poster for the Meeting House Notice Board. Please click here.

What it means to be or become ‘Quaker’

What it means to be or become ‘Quaker’

Andy Evans, Hereford LM, who spoke to Area Meeting, would like to invite Friends to participate in a research project approved and supervised by the University of Wales. If willing to do so, local Friends can help by simply sharing their stories with him. By listening to others and participating fully, he hopes to learn how, in their various ways, Friends express and live-out their faith. A written account will make a valuable contribution to current scholarship on contemporary religion. If you would be interested in assisting with this worthwhile project more information can be found here – www.smquakers.org.uk/downloads/evansresearch.pdf