Quaker meetings often run events for the community. On this page you can find some upcoming events near you.

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List of events arranged alphabetically by town

Abergavenny

Date(s): 29-Sep-18
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Meet Abergavenny Quakers

opportunities for people to talk to local Quakers, ask questions, experience a period of Quaker worship, find out what else Quakers are involved in and enjoy some refreshments

Methodist Hall
Castle Street
Abergavenny
NP7 5EH

For more information contact Abergavenny Meeting: 01873 859797

Bath

Date(s): 04-Oct-18
Time: 19.3

Why steal a white poppy wreath?

This public meeting will debate the issues behind the mystery disappearance of three white poppy wreaths laid by Bath Quakers since 2017, with five speakers and an exhibition.

Bath Quaker Meeting House
York Street
Bath
BA1 1NG

For more information contact Bath Local Meeting: https://bathquakers.org/

Bath

Date(s): 01-Oct-18
Time: 19.3

Who are Quakers and why they matter

Juliet Prager, Deputy Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain, will be giving a public lecture on 'Who are Quakers and why they matter today and tomorrow'. The event begins at 19.30, and is free to all.

Quaker Meeting House
York Street
Bath
BA1 1NG

For more information contact Bath Local Meeting: https://bathquakers.org/

Birmingham

Date(s): !st October 2018
Time: 7.30-9.00pm

Putting the 'C' into Community

Panel Presentations and Discussion with a community development expert, a senior church minister, Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House wardens and a facilitator of community led housing initiatives.

Cotteridge Friends Meeting House
23A Watford Road
Birmingham
B30 1JB

For more information contact Cotteridge Quaker Meeting (Birmingham): centralenglandquakers.org.uk/events

Birmingham

Date(s): 29-Sep-18
Time: 10.30am-2.30pm

Harvest Home

In aid of B30 Foodbank & The Project: 'Food for Thought' display, Re-use/Re-home table-top sale, Garden produce & preserves, children's activities. Free tea/coffee & cake. Soup & bread £1 from 12.30

Cotteridge Friends Meeting House
23A Watford Road
Birmingham
B30 1JB

For more information contact Cotteridge Quaker Meeting (Birmingham): centralenglandquakers.org.uk/events

Blackburn

Date(s): 15/09/2018
Time: 10.30am-4.00pm

Heritage Open Day

Visitors will have access to the meeting house and burial ground. See exhibition 'Extraordinary Women', looking at the lives and work of notable Quaker women through history.

Blackburn Quaker Meeting House
Paradise Lane
Blackburn
BB2 1LY

For more information contact Blackburn Quaker Meeting: www.facebook.com/blackburnquakers.org.uk

Chelmsford

Date(s): 02/09/2018
Time: 12:30 - 18:00

The 'Great Shaking': Reconnecting for Radical Action

“I saw there was a great crack to go throughout the earth, and a great smoke to go as the crack went; and that after the crack there should be a great shaking: this was the earth in people's hearts, w

Quaker Meeting House
114 Rainsford Road
Chelmsford
CM1 2QL

For more information contact Chelmsford Quakers: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-great-shaking-reconnecting-for-radical-action-tickets-48758906201

Chelmsford

Date(s): 14/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
Time: 12 - 5 pm

With a Tender Hand

An exhibition looking at the service which Quaker groups have given over the past century or so to help those, both military and civilian, caught up in armed conflict

Quaker Meeting House
Rainsford Road
Chelmsford
CM1 2QL

For more information contact Chelmsford Quakers: http://www.midessexquakers.org.uk/exhibition.php

Chichester

Date(s): 30-Sep-18
Time: 2pm until 4pm

"What have the Quakers ever done for us?!" (And what are they doing NOW?!")

An opportunity to visit Chichester Meeting House, an interesting display about Quakers past and present, information and leaflets to take away, and a warm welcome with tea and cake!

Chichester Quaker Meeting House
Priory Road
Chichester
PO19 1NX

For more information contact Chichester: mria10855@gmail.com

Colwyn Bay

Date(s): 30-Sep-18
Time: 2.00 - 4.00

Bring and Share / Rhoi a Rhannu

Community Event for all people who want to share their pre-loved items with others and take what they need. A small example of free exchange and bartering as a little cell of a just society

Quaker Meeting House
21 Erskine Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 8EU

For more information contact Colwyn Bay Meeting: efawulle@gmail.com, 07505 142665

Coolham

Date(s): 05-Oct-18
Time: 12:30 to 16:00

Quaker Week: A Shared Lunch and talk by Harvey Gillman

Join us for a shared lunch and talk by Harvey Gillman. Also enjoy enjoy the Blue Idol garden and see the exhibition in our barn about the history of William Penn and the Blue Idol.

Blue Idol Quaker Meeting House
Oldhouse Lane
Coolham
RH13 8QP

For more information contact Blue Idol Quaker Meeting: Please book a free ticket at http://bit.ly/blueidolquakerweek

Darlington

Date(s): 16-Sep-18
Time: 19:00

Shadow World: Film screening and author Q&A

Join Darlington Quakers for a screening of this cinematic documentary and a Q&A with the film's producer, the writer who removed the many masks concealing the arms trade, Andrew Feinstein.

Friends Meeting House
6 Skinnergate
Darlington
DL3 7NB

For more information contact Darlington Quaker Meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/258228691467042/

Diss

Date(s): 06/10/2018
Time: 10am - 4pm

Quaker Open Day

Come and see the inside the beautiful thatched Quaker Meeting House, and discover who Quakers are, and why Quakerism is more relevant than ever in these turbulent times.

The Quaker Meeting House
12 Frenze Road
Diss
IP22 4PA

For more information contact Diss Local Meeting: Phone Helen on 07543 835349

Dorchester

Date(s): 29th September - 6th October
Time: Day time

Quaker Service Exhibition

The exhibition commemorates Quaker Service from WW1 to present day. Dorchester Quakers will be available to chat and answer any questions about how Quaker Worship supports Quaker service today.

United Church Foyer
South Street
Dorchester
DT1 1BY

For more information contact Dorchester Quaker Meeting: Dorchester Quaker Meeting Warden 01305 263544

Durham

Date(s): 04-Oct-18
Time: 7pm

Who are Quakers and why do they matter today?

Paul Parker, senior staff member of Britain Yearly Meeting, is speaking on Tackling Social Changes

Durham Town Hall
Market Square
Durham
DH1 3NJ

For more information contact Durham: Judith Catty

Ealing

Date(s): 06-Oct-18
Time: 7pm

Hostility or hospitality? What it's like to be a young refugee arriving in the UK

Find out what happens when young refugees, who have travelled on their own across Europe, arrive in the UK. What challenges do they face as they navigate the systems?

Ealing Quaker Meeting House
17 Woodville Road
Ealing
W5 2SE

For more information contact Ealing Meeting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1751770895063839/?fb_dtsg_ag=Adyu-MA-IKW8J02A_8hkvAoCNTA_WO8Ap0MVH9O

Enfield

Date(s): 23-Sep-18
Time: 2-5pm

Open House

Find out about the history of this elegant eighteenth century building, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the historic garden and burial ground. Entrance and refreshments are free.

Friends Meeting House
59 Church Hill
Enfield
N21 1LE

For more information contact Winchmore Hill Quaker Meeting: winchmorehillquakers@gmail.com

Enfield

Date(s): 22-Sep-18
Time: 2-5pm

Open House

Find out about the history of this elegant eighteenth century building, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the historic garden and burial ground. Entrance and refreshments are free.

Friends Meeting House
59 Church Hill
Enfield
N22 8YJ

For more information contact Winchmore Hill Quaker Meeting: winchmorehillquakers@gmail.com

Garstang

Date(s): 15/09/2018
Time: 14:00-16:00

Heritage Open Day 2018

Drop in 14:00-16:00. Grade 2 listed building, stables, grounds. Tea, cake, chat. Optional guided walk 14:00-15:30. Disabled parking by the Meeting House. Free. Optional donation to St John's Hospice.


Calder House Lane
Garstang
PR3 1ZE

For more information contact Garstang Quakers: https://www.facebook.com/events/2117825278230875/

Garstang, Lancashire

Date(s): 03-Oct-18
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Who are the Quakers?, and what do they do?

Come to experience and discuss some of the many ways in which worldwide quakers worship. Open to people from all faiths and none.

Garstang Meeting House
Calder House Lane
Garstang, Lancashire
PR3 1ZE

For more information contact Garstang LQM: ian.marshall@physics.org

Harrogate

Date(s): 4th October 2018
Time: 7.30pm - soup supper from 6.30pm

Progressive Quaker Business Models speaker Paul Grey, CEO of Friends House Hospitality Ltd

Come and learn about Quaker Businesses past and present. Find out if it is still possible to unite profit and ethical practises in business.

Harrogate Quaker Meeting House
12a Queens Parade
Harrogate
HG1 5PP

For more information contact Harrogate: Lizzie Rosewood 07900626494 or Gilly Charters 07808863009

Hilsea

Date(s): 30-Sep-18
Time: 10am to 12noon

Meeting for Worship for Healing

Feel free to come when you can and leave when you wish

Portsmouth Quaker Meeting House
25 Northwood Road
Hilsea
PO2 9QT

For more information contact Portsmouth: Followed by lunch

Lancaster

Date(s): 30/09/2018
Time: 2pm following a shared lunch

'Doing Belief' in the 21st centurary workplace

How Quakers live out their beliefs in work situations.

Lancaster Meeting House
Meeting House Lane
Lancaster
LA1

For more information contact Lancaster Quaker Meeting: lancasterquakers@gmail.com

Lancaster

Date(s): 29/09/2018 & 03/10/2018
Time: 9am - 4.30pm each day

Charter Market Outreach Stall

Information about who we are, our testimonies and our Meeting's concerns

Charter Market
Market Street
Lancaster
LA1

For more information contact Lancaster Quaker Meeting: Lancaster Meeting House

London

Date(s): 22-Sep-18
Time: 1.00pm-5.00pm

London Open House weekend

Our lovely 1700s Meeting House and beautiful back garden are again part of London Open House. See the property, hear a brief talk Quakers @ 1.30 or 3.00, see architectural displays & enjoy a cuppa!

Wandsworth Friends Meeting House
59 Wandsworth High Street
London
SW18 2PT

For more information contact Wandsworth Meeting House: Twitter: @WandswrthQuaker; http://www.londonquakers.org.uk/meeting/wandsworth

London

Date(s): 06-Oct-18
Time: 2pm

Radicals, Quakers and Peckham

An afternoon of local history to learn more about pioneering change-makers Benjamin Lay, Ada Salter, Harold Moody and Peter Collinson

Dulwich Library
368 Lordship Ln,
London
SE22 8NB

For more information contact Peckham Quaker Meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/128160098052314/

Manchester

Date(s): 06-Oct-19
Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Family Friendly Open Day

Want to learn about a spiritual path that is simple, adventurous and radical? Come to our open day to look round the Meeting House, exhibitions, presentations, refreshments and Meeting for Worship

Friends Meeting House
6 Mount Street
Manchester
M2 5NS

For more information contact Manchester and Warrington Area Quaker Meeting: admin@manchesterquakers.org.uk

Manchester

Date(s): 05-Oct-19
Time: 18:00 for refreshments, start at 18:30

Quakers and Peace

Want to learn about a spiritual path that is simple, adventurous and radical? Come to any of these free events that will welcome anyone to meet, share discussion & learn more about Quakerism

Friends Meeting House
6 Mount Street
Manchester
M2 5NS

For more information contact Manchester and Warrington Area Quaker Meeting: admin@manchesterquakers.org.uk

Manchester

Date(s): 04-Oct-19
Time: 18:00 for refreshments, start at 18:30

Quakers and Equality

Want to learn about a spiritual path that is simple, adventurous and radical? Come to any of these free events that will welcome anyone to meet, share discussion & learn more about Quakerism

Friends Meeting House
6 Mount Street
Manchester
M2 5NS

For more information contact Manchester and Warrington Area Quaker Meeting: admin@manchesterquakers.org.uk

Manchester

Date(s): 03-Oct-19
Time: 18:00 for refreshments, start at 18:30

Quakers, Christianity and other Faiths

Want to learn about a spiritual path that is simple, adventurous and radical? Come to any of these free events that will welcome anyone to meet, share discussion & learn more about Quakerism

Friends Meeting House
6 Mount Street
Manchester
M2 5NS

For more information contact Manchester and Warrington Area Quaker Meeting: admin@manchesterquakers.org.uk

Manchester

Date(s): 02-Oct-19
Time: 18:00 for refreshments, start at 18:30

Quakers and Worship

Want to learn about a spiritual path that is simple, adventurous and radical? Come to any of these free events that will welcome anyone to meet, share discussion & learn more about Quakerism

Friends Meeting House
6 Mount Street
Manchester
M2 5NS

For more information contact Manchester and Warrington Area Quaker Meeting: admin@manchesterquakers.org.uk

Manchester

Date(s): 01-Oct-19
Time: 18:00 for refreshments, start at 18:30

Quakers: The Past and Future

Want to learn about a spiritual path that is simple, adventurous and radical? Come to any of these free events that will welcome anyone to meet, share discussion & learn more about Quakerism

Friends Meeting House
6 Mount Street
Manchester
M2 5NS

For more information contact Manchester and Warrington Area Quaker Meeting: admin@manchesterquakers.org.uk

Manchester

Date(s): 06-Oct-18
Time: 10.00-16.00

Family-friendly Open Day

Come along to our family-friendly Open Day to meet local Quakers and to share refreshments. There will be opportunities to tour our historic building and to drop in on our all day meeting for worship

Friends' Meeting House
6 Mount Street
Manchester
M2 5NS

For more information contact Manchester and Warrington Area Meeting: www.manchesterquakers.org.uk

Mansfield

Date(s): 07-Oct-18
Time: 1:30 PM

And The Beat Goes On.........

And the Beat Goes on….. A celebration of Peace Activism and Nonviolent Direct Action in its myriad forms, featuring Quakers from the 1600s through to those of our own 21st century.

Mansfield Friends Meeting House
Rosemary Street
Mansfield
NG19 6AB

For more information contact Mansfield Quakers: https://www.facebook.com/mansfieldquakers/ Email vivienwhitaker@btinternet.com

Portree, Isle of Skye

Date(s): 14 September 2018 - 8 October 2018
Time: Library Opening Hours

Exhibition / display 'Quakers and What Do They Do?'

Our exhibition will explain what Quakerism stands for and the activities they are involved in.

Portree Library
Portree High School
Portree, Isle of Skye
IV51 9ET

For more information contact Skye, incorporating Stornaway, Meeting: Clerk of Skye Meeting

Saffron Walden

Date(s): 05/10/2018
Time: 7-9pm

Still Space for God?

To hear Paul Parker, Recording Clerk for Quakers in Britain, talk personally about practising stillness and action in the world. And to join in an exploratory spiritual discussion. Includes cake!

Friends Meeting House Saffron Walden
69 High Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1AA

For more information contact Saffron Walden: http://www.saffronquakers.org.uk/

Seaford

Date(s): 21/09/2018
Time: Afternoon

International Day of Peace Vigil

Vigil

Peace Garden
The Crouch
Seaford
BN25

For more information contact Seaford: billchadkirk@gmail.com

Sheffield

Date(s): 06-Oct-18
Time: 4 – 8 pm

Room for More

A celebration of sanctuary in Sheffield, organised together with City of Sanctuary, aimed at Quakers, refugees and asylum seekers. Songs, poems, dancing and a bring-and-share meal. All welcome.

Quaker Meeting House
10 St James St
Sheffield
S1 2EW

For more information contact Sheffield Quakers: -

Sheffield

Date(s): 02-Oct-18
Time: 19:30

Who are the Quakers?

Find out about Quaker worship, faith and practice in an open evening with Nether Edge Quaker Meeting. There'll be refreshments, and lots of time for questions! Everyone welcome.

Shirley House
31 Psalter Lane
Sheffield
S11 8YL

For more information contact Nether Edge Quaker Meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/2122545294487219/

Stocksfield

Date(s): 05-Oct-18
Time: 6:30 for 7pm

A Palestinian Supper Speaker

After refreshments, Jonathan Adams will speak about the role of Quakers in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel. Tickets are £10.

Stocksfield Quaker Meeting House
5 New Ridley Rd, Painshawfield
Stocksfield
NE43 7LB

For more information contact Stocksfield: Caroline 01434 604747

Taunton

Date(s): 30/09/2018
Time: 14.00 ( tbc)

Journeymen Theatre: And The Beat Goes On...

Play about non violent direct action

Quaker Meeting House
Bath Place
Taunton
TA1 4EP

For more information contact Taunton: www.westsomersetquakers.org.uk 07377414101

Thirsk

Date(s): October- December 2018
Time: All day

Healing the Wounds of War

This exhibition celebrates Thirsk's Hall family. Jed took food from his shop to Vienna in 1919 and befriended the Schindlers. Isabel and Winnie hosted 2 German Jewish children in 1939. A myth was born

Thirsk Museum
Kirkgate
Thirsk
YO7 1BL

For more information contact Thirsk Quaker Meeting: Geofsewell@gmail.com

Thirsk

Date(s): 11/11/2018
Time: 3pm

And the Beat Goes on

A play by Journeyman Theatre to celebrate those who objected to War

Tba
Kirkgate
Thirsk
YO7 1BL

For more information contact Thirsk Quaker Meeting: Geofsewell@gmail.com

Thirsk

Date(s): 07/10/2018
Time: 7pm

Wilfred Owen's last months in Ripon

Illustrated talk by a Cambridge academic

Thirsk Quaker Meeting House
Kirkgate
Thirsk
YO7 1BL

For more information contact Thirsk Quaker Meeting House: Geofsewell@gmail.com

Thirsk

Date(s): 04/10/2018
Time: 7pm

Israel/ Palestine

Illustrated talk and discussion

Thirsk Quaker Meeting House
Kirkgate
Thirsk
YO7 1BL

For more information contact Thirsk Quaker Meeting: Geofsewell@gmail.com

Upper Clatford

Date(s): 25-Nov-18
Time: 14:30

THIS EVIL THING written and performed by well known actor Michael Mears

THIS EVIL THING is the compelling, shocking and inspiring and rarely told story of the men who said no to war; and the men and women who supported them

King Edward VII Memorial Hall
Village Street
Upper Clatford
SP11 7QL

For more information contact Andover Quaker Meeting: https://michaelmears.org/this-evil-thing. Contact AndoverLM@gmail.com

Wilmslow

Date(s): 22/09/2018
Time: 2pm - 4pm

Quaker Tea Party - "There's always room for one more at our table ...."

Expect a Warm Welcome, Tea, Coffee and Homemade Cakes.

Wilmslow Quaker Meeting House
1A Bourne Street
Wilmslow
SK9 5HD

For more information contact Wilmslow Local Meeting: The clerk - Celia Davies celia.davies2@hotmail.co.uk

York

Date(s): 17-Nov-18
Time: 10am - 4.45pm

Peace Now: The Personal Dimension

A day of workshops will help develop skills for practical peace-making. Speakers will introduce different ways to reduce conflict and build peace and lead related group activities.

Quaker Meeting House
Friargate
York
YO1 9RL

For more information contact Friargate: www.yorkquakers.org.uk 01904 624065

York

Date(s): 06-Oct-18
Time: 9.30am - 5pm

Lifting the Shadow of World War One

Explore lessons from the past and ways to resolve conflict and promote peace today. Hear speakers from York, Leeds and Cambridge Universities, local historians, poets and peace activists.

Quaker Meeting House
Friargate
York
YO1 9RL

For more information contact Friargate Quaker Meeting: www.yorkquakers.org.uk 01904 624065