Area Meetings in 2018

Area Meetings

It is hoped that Friends will extend a warm welcome to children and young people at every meeting, making time for worship, activity and fun, both within their own programmes and with adults. Younger friends may express themselves through activities such as drawing, music, writing and playing. Where meetings have an extra room (most do) this will be dedicated to children and will always be available.  Most meetings also have a garden – all except Clun Valley and Ledbury.

Area Meetings are scheduled to finish by 4.00 p.m. followed by refreshments.

Friends whether in membership or not are most welcome.

Saturday 13 Jan. Ludlow Programme for day:

  • AM clerk
  • Cluster (optional)
  • Assistant Clerk
Brief MfW then business including speaker

or activity

afterwards

Sunday 11 March

Llandrindod (at the Pales

Programme for day:

  • AM Clerk
  • Cluster (optional)
  • Assistant Clerk
MfW followed by tea/coffee, then

business

including speaker or activity

afterwards

Ross
Saturday 12 May

Almeley-Wootton

Programme for day:

  • AM Clerk
  • Cluster (optional)
  • Assistant Clerk
  • CYPC
Brief MfW then business including speaker or activity afterwards

All-age activity

Almeley – Wootton
Saturday 9 June

The Pales

Fellowship Day

Programme for day:

  • Elders
  • Assistant Clerk

CYPC organises evening activity

Fellowship Day, young people’s camp, shared lunch/picnic
Saturday 14 July

Ross

Programme for day:

  • AM Clerk
  • Cluster (optional)
  • Assistant clerk
  • CYPC
Brief MfW then business including speaker or activity afterwards

All-age activity

Ledbury
Sunday 16 Sept.

(third Sunday)

Clun Valley

Programme for day:

  • AM Clerk
  • Cluster (optional)
  • Assistant Clerk
MfW followed by tea/coffee, then business including speaker or activity afterwards Clun Valley
Saturday 10 Nov.

Hereford

Programme for day:

  • AM Clerk
  • Cluster (optional)
  • Assistant Clerk
  • CYPC
Brief MfW

then business including speaker or activity afterwards

All-age activity

 

Feb
24
Sat
MEETING OF FRIENDS IN WALES – Lampeter @ St Thomas Church,
Feb 24 all-day
The Pales Gardening Day
Feb 24 all-day

There will be opportunities for gardening in the morning, followed by a shared lunch.

Mar
10
Sat
Area Meeting – Llandrindod (at the Pales)
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

MfW followed by tea/coffee, then business including speaker or activity afterwards      Spiritual Life Report – Ross

Mar
13
Tue
NFWI-Wales Food Poverty Debate – 13 March 2018, National Assembly for Wales
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Invitation to NFWI-Wales Food Poverty Debate – 13 March 2018, National Assembly for Wales, 6pm -8pm

The National Federation of Women’s Institutes-Wales invites you to attend a panel discussion at the Assembly, kindly hosted by Simon Thomas AM, on the topic of food poverty. This event will act as the launch for a programme of work by the NFWI seeking to build greater public understanding of the issue of food poverty, and to consider some of the key challenges in addressing this issue.  The event will be held in Conference Room C & D, Tŷ Hywel, from 6pm until 8pm on 13 March 2018.

Mar
15
Thu
What is to be done about Universal Credit? – Cardiff City Hall
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

What is to be done about Universal Credit?

15th March 2018, 9.00 – 13.00
Cardiff City Hall

Universal Credit is the biggest shake-up of social security in a generation. With more than 400,000 households in Wales expected to claim it by 2022, it is vital to find out how it operates and how it could affect households in your area.

This half-day conference is a great opportunity for stakeholders from the public, private and third sectors to learn what we know about the roll-out of universal credit and the impact of the changes on claimants.  There’ll also be a great opportunity to share ideas about how to make Universal Credit work as well as possible.

Speakers include:

·  Fiona Jones, Work Services Director Wales, Department for Work and Pensions

·  Lucy Joyce, Research Director, IPSOS Mori

·  Lisa Hayward, Welfare Reform Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association

·  Lindsey Kearton, Senior Policy Officer, Citizens’ Advice Cymru

·  Hayley Macnamara, Policy and Programmes Manager, Community Housing Cymru

·  and others to be confirmed. 

Cost

The cost is just £75 per delegate including VAT and payment fees.

The cost is extremely competitive and you also have the assurance of knowing that any surplus generated is retained in Wales and reinvested in Bevan Foundation activities.

Dr Joanne Blake

Policy and Research Officer

Mar
28
Wed
‘I will give you all this land’ – Dr Meg Warner
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

28 March 7.30 p.m. St David’s Uniting Church, Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd.

Free Public Lecture by world renowned Biblical scholar, Dr Meg Warner.

‘I will give you all this land’ – Justice, the Biblical Land Debate and the Current Refugee Crisis. All views, faiths, people welcome.

Apr
11
Wed
‘The Business Plan for Peace Building a World without War’ – Dr Scilla Elworthy
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

‘The Business Plan for Peace – Building a World without War’

Dr Scilla Elworthy

Wednesday 11th. April 2018                            

Quaker Meeting House King Street, Hereford HR4 9BX

 Stalls & Refreshments 7pm Talk 7.30pm Admission Free – Donations invited

 Organised by the Millichap Peace Fund, Hereford Quaker Meeting Registered charity no 1134528millichap.peacefund@gmail.com  

 Scilla Elworthy has devoted her life to Peace Building. She was the founder of the Oxford Research Group, a non-governmental organisation she set up in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, for which she was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. She served as its executive director from 1982 until 2003, when she left that role to set up Peace Direct, a charity supporting local peace-builders in conflict areas. In 2003 she was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize. From 2005 she was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Desmond Tutu and Richard Branson in setting up The Elders. She is a member of the World Future Council and in 2012 co-founded Rising Women Rising World, a growing, vibrant community of women on all continents who take responsibility for building a world that works for all.

Her talk will outline practical and proven steps which would lead to a peaceful world and ways in which we can all play a part. 

 

“Dr Scilla Elworthy has always inspired such hope in my world.  Her insights spring from a deep faith in people, a faith founded on years of research and deep thinking about how we resolve conflict without war.”  Sir Mark Rylance

Apr
21
Sat
Peace Building in our Quaker Community
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Peace Building in our Quaker community.

Saturday 21st April Friends Meeting House, Hereford.

You can download a poster for this event – please click here

And you can download a copy of this leaflet – please click here.

May
12
Sat
Area Meeting – Almeley Wootton
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Brief MfW then Business including speaker or activity afterwards. All-age activity. Spiritual Life Report – Almeley

May
26
Sat
The Pales Gardening Day
May 26 all-day

There will be opportunities for gardening in the morning, followed by a shared lunch.