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JUN 24

A Retreat with the First Quakers

24 - 26 June 2022, Birmingham

Knowing 'a Place to Stand in, and What to Wait in'

The situation of our world today presses us to find for ourselves that 'place to stand in, and what to wait in'. As we pull back from everyday preoccupations in this retreat we give ourselves an opportunity for discovery and deepening in the company of the first Quakers.

Francis Howgill's famous passage (QFP 19.08) describes a new perception and understanding that created a community gathered together 'in the unity of the Spirit'. Drawing on other writings of early Friends and our own insights today, we will take some of his key phrases and spend time to examine them in depth so that they can 'enter into the inmost part of our hearts'.

We will gather at regular points during the retreat to explore one of Howgill's phrases. Flexible guidance will be given as we spend time on our own to go deeper in a way that works for us. The retreat will offer silent time, regular worship, the opportunity to meet individually with one of the retreat leaders and the space of Woodbrooke's garden and lake.

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Start: 18:00 on 24 June 2022

Finish: 14:00 on 26 June 2022


Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre
1046 Bristol Road
B29 6LJ
United Kingdom

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