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

Saturday 10th March

Llandrindod Quaker Meeting House

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

 

Jun
30
Sat
MEETING OF FRIENDS IN WALES – Wrexham
Jun 30 all-day

The next Meeting of Friends in Wales will be at

  Friends Meeting House, Wrexham

on 30th June

11am – 4.30pm

Opening with worship, and fellowship – bring a picnic lunch and something to share for tea.

We welcome as speaker Ben Pink Dandelion, Professor of Quaker Studies at Birmingham University and Director, Centre for Postgraduate Quaker Studies at Woodbrooke.  His subject is ‘The state of the Society’.

 

For the ‘Work in Wales’ slot we will welcome Ruth Moore Williams who works as a chaplain in HMP Berwyn. She will talk about her work and the Quaker presence in the prison: ‘Trying not to Quake’. She asks whether Friends who have spare past copies of Quaker faith & practice would be willing to bring them to Wrexham to donate to the prison, together with any books of short poems for the men there.

 

Other activities this year will include helping at the Quaker stand at the Hay Festival, (end of May) where our Friend Jocelyn Bell Burnell will be one of the speakers. Jane Harris will lecture at the National Eisteddfod in August on ‘A oes Heddwch?  Golwg beirniadol ar dreftadaeth heddwch Cymru ers y Rhyfel Mawr’:  ‘Wales, a Peaceful Nation? A critical look at Wales’ peace heritage since WWI’.  We will also have a presence at the Royal Welsh Show in July.

 

 

As is now usual, we would like to offer accommodation in the vicinity of Wrexham for MFW. If you would like to explore possibilities for this, please contact Gerry and June Craddock on: 01978 359806

Jul
14
Sat
Area Meeting – Ross-on-Wye
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

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

Aug
11
Sat
Elders & Overseers Quiet Day at the Pales
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Aug
25
Sat
The Pales Gardening Day
Aug 25 all-day

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

Sep
16
Sun
Area Meeting – Clun Valley
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

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

Oct
13
Sat
AM Elders and Overseers Meeting
Oct 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Oct
27
Sat
MEETING OF FRIENDS IN WALES – The Pales, Llandegley @ The Pales
Oct 27 all-day

Gethin Evans on          Conscientious Objectors

For directions please visit – www.thepales.org.uk

The Pales Gardening Day
Oct 27 all-day

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

Nov
10
Sat
Area Meeting – Hereford
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Brief MfW then Business including speaker or activity afterwards. All-age activity.