Newsletter November 2017

This year passages from Quaker Faith and Practice will alternate monthly with short poems by the American poet Carl Sandburg.

Grass
Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work-
I am the grass; I cover all.

And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
What place is this?
Where are we now?

I am the grass.
Let me work.
Carl Sandburg

Film Night 24th November at 7pm at FMH Library
The Boy With The Striped Pyjamas– exploring the growing friendship between the son of a Nazi death camp commandant and a boy inside the fence- subtitles.

All the great war poets are men and I can think of just one poem by a woman that has achieved any great recognition:

What Were They Like?

1) Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
2) Did they hold ceremonies
to reverence the opening of buds?
3) Were they inclined to quiet laughter?
4) Did they use bone and ivory ,
jade and silver for ornament?
5) Had they an epic poem?
6) Did they distinguish between speech and singing?

1) Sir, their light hearts turned to stone.
It is not remembered whether in gardens
stone lanterns illumined pleasant ways.
2) Perhaps they gathered once to delight in blossom
but after the children were killed
there were no more buds.
3) Sir, laughter is bitter to the burned mouth.
4) A dream ago, perhaps. Ornament is for joy.
All the bones were charred.
5) It is not remembered. Remember,
most were peasants; their life
was in rice and bamboo.
When peaceful clouds were reflected in the paddies
and the water buffalo stepped surely along terraces ,
maybe fathers told their sons old tales.
When bombs smashed those mirrors
there was time only to scream.
6) There is an echo yet
Of their speech which was like a song.
It was reported their singing resembled
the flight of moths in moonlight.
Who can say? It is silent now.
Denise Levertov.

From the First World War:

Mothers
In the still of night
Have we wept.
And our hearts, shattered and aching
Have prayed.
In the cold, cold moonlight
Have we sobbed
And dreamed of what might have been
And our hearts have bled from stabs
Given unheeding .
We are the women who have suffered alone-
Alone and in silence.

Kay Boyle.

Finally, from c1200 in China:
The Locust Swarm
Locusts laid their eggs in the corpse
Of a soldier. When the worms were
Mature, they took wing. Their drone
Was ominous, their shells hard.
Anyone could tell they had hatched
From an unsatisfied anger.
They flew swiftly towards the North.
They hid the sky like a curtain.
When the wife of the soldier
Saw them, she turned pale, her breath
Failed her. She knew he was dead
In battle, his corpse lost in
The desert. That night she dreamed
She rode a white horse, so swift
It left no footprints, and came
To where he lay in the sand.
She looked at his face, eaten
By the locusts, and tears of
Blood filled her eyes. Ever after
She would not let her children
Injure any insect which
Might have fed on the dead. She
Would lift her face to the sky
And say ‘O locusts, if you
Are seeking a place to winter,
You can find shelter in my heart’.

The poetess Hsu Chao .

From Quaker Faith and Practice 24.10- excerpts from the public statement of the yearly Meeting of New Zealand, 1987:
We totally oppose all wars, all preparation for war, all use of weapons and coercion by force, and all military alliances: no end could ever justify such means.
We equally and actively oppose all that leads to violence among people and nations, and violence to other species and to our planet.
We must start with our own hearts and minds. War will stop only when each of us is convinced that war is never the way.
The places to begin acquiring the skills and maturity and generosity to avoid or to resolve conflicts are in our own homes, our personal relationships, our schools, our work places, and wherever decisions are made.
We must relinquish the desire to own other people, to have power over them, and to force our views onto them. We must own up to our own negative side and not look for scapegoats to blame, punish or exclude.
Together let us reject the clamour of fear and listen to the whisperings of hope.

Now, back to our own Ipswich Meeting. Mike Medhurst has told me that last year he sold a hundred white poppies and could have sold more but for problems with suppliers. The Meeting was promoted on the Peace Pledge Union website and many, probably the majority, were purchased by those outside our Meeting, including one office inquiry. They are on sale again this year and here are a few extracts from the accompanying leaflet:

‘White Poppies For Peace made their first appearance on Armistice Day 1933. With the rising domestic and international tensions at the time, concern grew that the war to end all wars, in which so many had died or languished in prison for refusing to fight, would now be followed by an even worse war. The white poppy was an expression of this concern, particularly for women-many of whom were mothers, sisters, widows and sweethearts of men harmed in the First World War. …
It is a symbol of grief for everyone harmed by war but, more importantly, it represents a commitment to work for a world where conflicts will be resolved without violence and with justice’.

I am still waiting to see someone on television wearing a white poppy. Would it be permitted? Last year, on a local programme, I did see a person wearing both red and white poppies, which I suppose is one step forward.
Richard.

Meeting House car park issues

Recently I had been ill and so decided that I could at least attend meeting for the last 1/2 hour if I used my motorbike. But I found on arriving that I was unable to access the car park on the motorbike. Cars had been parked rather haphazardly so that while there were large spaces one couldn’t get through to them. Having made the effort to come I felt very downhearted to have to return home and I later mentioned it to Elders who asked me to make some suggestions, not least because confusion with regard to parking is a continuing problem in general.

My first thought of course is to ask everyone to park considerately, or perhaps the right phrase is, with some imagination. In other words not to park so that others can’t reach otherwise available spaces.
While this may be enough to resolve things most of the time, my second thought was to come up with something a bit more organised as well – something more like a protocol to keep in mind.
It transpired that the reason I couldn’t access the car park was due to owners leaving their car in such a position so that they could leave sharp after meeting, or the opposite – leaving it in such a position so they could pop into town after meeting then come back for the car.

My thoughts on that are
1.that people who intend to leave sharp or indeed to hang around afterwards could consider parking on the road. This has been done in the past just because it saves the frustrations of either being blocked in or being hassled to move the car just as one is having such a good conversation and cuppa!
2. to leave one or two car spaces-worth at the entrance of the lower part of the car park for late comers. Certainly I could have got to meeting that time if there had been a space there.
I suggest adopting both options routinely, and with regard to parking on the road our treasurer said that if there is a problem with the costs of parking on the road the meeting can reimburse Friends as it is a cost incurred in attending Meeting for Worship (but not for popping into town!) if people keep their ticket.

I thought I’d just mention another option which is to copy the theatre I worked at which had a small car park. They had a coded key box on a wall in which everyone left their key and when there was a car in the way the relevant key could be accessed so that the car could be shifted a bit. This might not suit less confident Friends so may not be the solution for us. Otherwise I suggest a combination of the first two solutions. If anyone has any other ideas please discuss.
(By the way, just in case you were wondering – one just cannot park a big motorbike on Fonnereau Road with its steep camber and hill – side stand wouldn’t reach – plus a ticket is easily steal-able).

Andrew.

Doorkeeping
The doorkeeping rota was one of the agenda items at the August Business Meeting For Worship and after I have given a detailed account of what was involved I was asked to reproduce it in our newsletter- this is in note form:
10.20- be on the door and check the Meeting Room before anyone enters; sometimes flowers aren’t placed on the table so ask someone entering early to place any from a window shelf on the table, closer to 1030;
Greet everyone and offer a leaflet to any newcomers, preferably not the ‘welcome pack’ initially but make it available after 11.30 if the person is interested;
Dissuade conversation near the door once the meeting is gathered- direct any concerned to the Quiet Room or library;
Enter the Library to remind those inside that they have five minutes before the Meeting for Worship begins;
Show some flexibility after 10.30 then direct any latecomers to the Library;
Take latecomers in at 10.40 to coincide with any children leaving-this is sometimes 10.45;
Be aware of any ministry prior to latecomers entering and leave three to four minutes afterwards before entry- this also applies at 11.00;
Either enter yourself and sit just inside the door, so you can observe any arrivals or inquirers through the glass panels, or wait outside until 11.00 which gives more control over anything happening outside;
Be careful to ensure the internal swing doors are closed quietly as they will otherwise reverberate within the meeting;
After entry at 11.00 only ‘tiptoe’ out if there is an urgent matter to deal with- ask anyone needing to see the warden to return after 11.30 or take a message.

Richard Stewart.

 

Collection this Month

Quaker Christmas Shelter

If you wish to donate but can’t attend at the Meeting House, please send a cheque to Rachel Bach made out to “Ipswich Quakers”. Please send this before the end of the month concerned.

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Newsletter November 2017

Events November 2017

Discussion meetings are held every Sunday in the Library, from 9.15 -10.15am where we are looking at passages from Quaker Faith and Practice, interesting articles from The Friend or any relevant topics

Thursday 2nd November: What would Luther say? – lecture of the 500 years since the reformation by Bishop Martin at the University of Suffolk. Please book via the link below. Tickets are free- 6pm start and finish about 8pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-would-luther-say-by-bishop-martin-tickets-38331980987

Friday 3rd “This Evil Thing” a play 7pm for 7.30pm Meeting House All Welcome

Saturday 4th Community Café 10.30 to 12

Sunday 5th Shared Lunch

Wednesday 8th Talk on Quaker tapestry 1 – 2pm at the Think Tank next to the museum.

Sunday 12th Business Meeting

Friday 17th Meeting with MP Sandy Martin at 7.30pm FMH

Saturday 18th MOP meeting at 11am

18th – Poetry Soup – Avenue Theatre, Gippeswyk Hall, Ipswich 12 noon to 2pm – £5 in aid of Inside Out

18th – Shabbat Service – 11am in Interfaith week, led by Rabbi Mark L Solomon at Unitarian Meeting House, Friars Street – shared meal afterwards.
Sunday 19th Area Meeting at Bury 2pm

Friday 24th Film Night at 7pm at Quaker Meeting House Library

30th – Poetry Group meeting – 2pm in Upper Room at Unitarian Meeting House – bring a poem by WH Auden to discuss

 

Events November 2017

Events October 2017

Discussion meetings are held every Sunday in the Library, from 9.15 -10.15am where we are looking at passages from Quaker Faith and Practice, interesting articles from The Friend or any relevant topics

Sunday 1st Shared Lunch after Meeting for Worship

Tuesday 3rd A debate on ‘Ethical business: can it pay?’ at 6pm at OPEN Norwich. Email robert@robertashton.co.uk

Saturday 7th at 10.30 to 12.00 Community Café

Sunday 8th Business Meeting

Tuesday 10th 7.30pm Ipswich Faith and Community Forum session at Co-op Education Centre

Wednesday 11th QQ Discussion Group on Pacifism and Conscientious Objection

Saturday 14th 10am Volunteers needed to do deep cleaning of the kitchen.
Also Regional Multifaith Meeting

Friday Film Night 27th at 7pm – Selma- Martin Luther King and the American civil rights marches

Events October 2017

Newsletter October 2017

Collection this Month

Global Justice Now

Global Justice Now-(was World Development Movement)-working for a more balanced world trading scenario and opposed to TTIP

If you wish to donate but can’t attend at the Meeting House, please send a cheque to Rachel Bach made out to “Ipswich Quakers”. Please send this before the end of the month concerned.

Introduction

This year passages from Quaker Faith and Practice will alternate monthly with short poems by the American poet Carl Sandburg.

October-QFP- 10.19- In a true community we will not choose our companions. For our choices are so often limited by self-serving motives. Instead, our companions will be given to us by grace. Often they will be persons who will upset our settled view of self and world. In fact, we might define true community as the place where the person you least want to live with always lives! (Parker J. Palmer, 1977).

Film Night
27 October- Selma- Martin Luther King and the American civil rights marches- subtitles

The Quaker Meeting House in Brussels
Barbara

I was fortunate to spend a few days in Brussels, visiting my son, which included a Sunday so I was able to attend the Quaker Meeting House. It is a beautiful mansion, built at the turn of the 20th century and an Art Nouveau building of architectural distinction. The house has been owned by Quakers since 1985 and is at Square Ambiorix 50, 1000 Brussels.


It has been recently refurbished with the generous support of the City of Brussels. It is occasionally opened to the public as part of the Brussels Patrimony Day. The first floor interiors, restored to their end of century character are glorious, featuring wood panelling, polished wooden floors, and stained-glass windows and doors. Each room is approximately 25 square metres, and partitions can be opened so each room opens into the next: the dining room leading to the Meeting room through to the Margaret Fell lounge. The rooms are available for conferences and informal gatherings which are available to organisations for public and private meetings, and recently a wedding.

 

The ground floor of the building is home to the offices of the Quaker Council for European Affairs. The Director of QCEA is Andrew Lane a former British policeman and interesting and welcoming man. I was informed that since his arrival two years ago, he has turned the place around to a vibrant Meeting. There were only ten Friends there when I attended but was told it is usually between 20 and 30 and sometimes there are 45 Friends attending. I was also told that one of the attractions is that they have “real” coffee! One of the Friends I spoke to actually came from Capel St Mary originally and attended Ipswich High School but I forgot to ask her name.


The room, which is on the first floor, was set up with chairs around the walls of the room and a second row inside on two of the sides. A small, low table sat in the centre of the room holding about four Quaker Faith and Practice books, a Bible and another couple of books and a lit candle in the middle. The doorkeeper stood downstairs for ten minutes, to assist late comers, and then she went into Meeting. The porch contained shelves and displays of leaflets to be taken. During the Meeting, one Friend ministered on conflict and troubled times and read 19.43 QF&P

A letter from Isaac Penington in 1665 re-echoes Thomas Ellwood’s reminder that we must not despise ‘the day of small things’ (Zech 4:10):

Do not look for such great matters to begin with; but be content to be a child, and let the Father proportion out daily to thee what light, what power, what exercises, what straits, what fears, what troubles he sees fit for thee; and do thou bow before him continually in humility of heart… Thou must join in with the beginnings of life, and be exercised with the day of small things, before thou meet with the great things, wherein is the clearness and satisfaction of the soul. The rest is at noonday; but the travels begin at the breakings of day, wherein are but glimmerings or little light, wherein the discovery of good and evil are not so manifest and certain; yet there must the traveller begin and travel; and in his faithful travels … the light will break in upon him more and more.

The purpose of QCEA is to “promote Quaker values at the European level. We advocate non-violent approaches to conflict resolution, promote policies that respect the intrinsic equality of all people everywhere, and try to ensure that European policy sustains the planet’s resources and the lives of all those who share them”. They have been there since 1979.

Earth Build
Heather and Bon

My mother, Bon’s house is up for sale and along with it is the earth build we built in her garden. The earth building will soon be inaccessible and so a visit was arranged for those interested and who attend Ipswich Meeting.
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Exterior

Tea, squash, cakes, biscuits and snacks were laid on lunchtime Saturday 24th June. We engaged in a pleasurable couple of hours explaining how the earth build studio was constructed via conversation and a PowerPoint presentation I had put together.

The project was originally designed to replace a run down old shed with the earth studio in which Bon could work on her clay modelling. I set some aims for myself having never built such a structure before. I attended a couple of week long courses to educate myself in how to build with earth and straw bale, and now continue to keep in contact with EBUKI (Earth Builders UK and Ireland).

As far as possible all materials were to be recycled or to use what would be deemed waste products.

The windows, bricks and rubble came out of skips. The clay and sand came out of the ground. Straw bales used are an underused by-product of the farming industry. These materials made the walls.

The roof beams are made using green wood from a firewood supplier who otherwise would have cut the lengths to burn. The roof platform was made using off cuts from a timber yard.

The living roof used plastic waste, 2nd hand carpet and the most expensive single item, the pond liner. For the living roof turf was cut from Bon’s lawn.

The earth mixes that made the walls and floor were all foot trod, an arduous process hard on the joints and heavy work. The clay render mixed with pigment of my choice and the lime render coated on with very little previous experience.

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Interior Clay sculptured Render

Books were our building companions helping to solve some of the problems we came up against. Each stage was taken on a step by step problem solving exercise.

What did I discover in building such a studio?

Two people and a level with very little building experience can build a brick wall made from recycled materials that takes several tonnes of soil in weight. That they can also make the structure light inside, beautiful inside, beautiful outside, water tight and durable.

My research and experience in earth building over the years has led me to ask. Is this a type of technology we should be considering using more of in our mainstream housing stock, considering its low carbon footprint? The answer I have arrived at is: that it is most definitely is a solution that should be adopted and more widespread than it currently is. The mainstream building industry needs to look at the carbon footprint it makes and adjust the materials, transport and design of the large structures accordingly. The new way of working with earth mixes in buildings and the new technologies developed to work with this environmentally friendly material have been tested and passed health and safety and building regulation requirements.

Spread the word.

Thanks to our friends who came and shared such a pleasant afternoon.
Treasured Times.

QQ Discussion Group
Anne Seward

Our monthly Wednesday discussion groups continue apace. We had 25 people attend our last session on Douglas Harding, Who Was He? What is Headlessness?
Although I am not sure that many questions were answered to full knowledge of the subject, we all had a very interesting and challenging discussion. Mike King Led the evening, informing us of his spiritual journey in which Douglas Harding played a large part. Anne Seward, a friend and workshop leader of Headlessness with Douglas, gave a couple of examples of the exercises in order for those gathered to experience it. It is not a “heady” or academic or theological knowledge, it is more an experiential way of being. For more information check out http://www.headless.org/ where you can find out more about Douglas Harding and also the experiments of being headless.
Barbara

The Douglas Harding session held on 13th September, gratefully introduced by Mike King was an interesting and lively event from my perspective which highlighted two very different spiritual proclivities.

Some years ago I conducted a short Douglas-type workshop for SIFRE (as it was then) which Mike attended. It got back to me afterwards that he had put it about that “there was something missing”. I was reminded of this when he said the same thing on Wednesday about Douglas’ wife Catherine. This caused me to think that, following a devotional path, he would probably feel the same way about anyone (with the exception of Douglas presumably!) who was attempting to utilise the jnana-type experiments to convey their message to others, which Douglas so strongly encouraged people to do.

As should be obvious, the appeal of the experiments is to truth and is not based on a guru-disciple set-up. Mike’s comments are thus rather ironic when one considers how absolutely central Douglas himself considered them to be to his teaching, not least because, like scientific experiments, they are essentially repeatable by anybody, irrespective of that person’s spiritual maturity, not to mention their charisma or lack thereof.

On a different note, I hope it was obvious to the participants on Wednesday that, while the experiments may be new, the claims they put to the test of observation (for instance – all the senses may be deployed in a longer workshop) are deeply traditional in nature.

And lastly, let me emphasise that glimpsing one’s True Nature represents only the first step on this particular path of Self-knowledge. The challenge then is to practice, practice, practice the ‘wakefulness’ implied by whatever means you find helpful until it becomes – as it was in infancy but now with full consciousness – one’s natural way of being.

Newsletter October 2017

EVENTS SEPTEMBER 2017

Discussion meetings are held every Sunday in the Library, from 9.15 -10.15am where we are looking at passages from Quaker Faith and Practice, interesting articles from The Friend or any relevant topics

Saturday 2nd at 10.30 to 12.00 Community Café

Sunday 3rd Shared Lunch after Meeting for Worship

Sunday 10th Business Meeting

Wednesday 13th QQ Discussion Group – Mike King asks Who was Douglas Harding? What was headlessness?

Friday 22nd Film Night at 7pm Blackfish

Sunday 24th at 2pm Area Meeting at Woodbridge

EVENTS SEPTEMBER 2017

Newsletter September 2017

 

Collection this Month

Friends of Hlekweni Zambia- working with local farmers to improve their skills and crops.
If you wish to donate but can’t attend at the Meeting House, please send a cheque to Rachel Bach made out to “Ipswich Quakers”. Please send this before the end of the month concerned.

Introduction

This year passages from Quaker Faith and Practice will alternate monthly with short poems by the American poet Carl Sandburg.

Glass House Canticle
Bless Thee, O Lord, for the living arc of the sky over me this
morning.
Bless Thee , O Lord, for the companionship of night mist far
above the skyscraper peaks I saw when I woke once
during the night.
Bless Thee, O Lord, for the miracle of light to my eyes and
the mystery of it ever changing.
Bless Thee, O Lord, for the laws Thou hast ordained holding
fast these tall oblongs of stone and steel, holding fast the
planet earth in its course and farther beyond the cycle of
the Sun.
Carl Sandburg.

Film Night is 22 September- Blackfish- documentary about the treatment of performing and captive orcas- no subtitles.

Trip to the Mosque
Izzy Lane

On arrival we were greeted outside the mosque, shown to seats in a marquee and offered a drink of orange juice. Given it was still some time to sunset, it seemed almost unkind to accept a drink from somebody that I knew was fasting, and hadn’t taken a drink for the last 14 hours!

Once we’d all signed in, and been given a gift of books, we were shown into the mosque. As is customary on entering a mosque, we were asked to remove our shoes and leave them in a rack by the door. As I’d been wearing open sandals all day, I did wonder if my feet were actually much cleaner than my shoes! We were then ushered up a few steps and into the main prayer hall. I noticed several flat screens, giving details of times for prayers and the amount donated to various charities. As prayer times are all based around the sun’s movement, they change as the year progresses, so reminders are much needed. Until I read some of the literature we’d been given, I hadn’t realised that Muslims are encouraged to give money to charity during Ramadan. Rather than giving a proportion of income, Muslims are asked to give 2.5% of wealth worth over 85g of gold that has been held for more than one lunar year. Although, voluntary donations are also acceptable as a person desires to give.

In the main prayer hall, a number of people spoke about a variety of topics. With the various events in London, these followed fairly standard items on our thoughts being with people who’d been injured and the families and friends of those who had lost loved ones. The speeches finished in time for people to break their fast, and we were all offered some dates and a bottle of water. The non-Muslims in the hall were then asked to move to the back of the room, while the men gathered for their prayers. At this point, there seemed to suddenly be a lot more people in the prayer hall and, while the prayers were being said, more arrived and took their place at the back of the congregation. Muslims are expect to perform a set number of rounds of salutations and protestations so any late arrivals who’d missed the first one or two simply carried on at the end until they had completed the full set.

Although women do not have the same obligation as men to attend the mosque for prayers, there were a few in the prayer hall. When the time for prayers started, they moved to one side, away from the men. I was somewhat disappointed to see the area they used for their prayers was gloomy and very plainly decorated compared to the main part of the prayer hall. Whenever I read anything about Islam, there always seems to be an emphasis on how women have equality with men, but that theoretical equality never seems to me to translate into practical equality.

Once the prayers had been completed, we all went back outside, to the marquee, where we were served a meal of rice, chicken curry, samosa and dahl. It was very tasty. Again, I was impressed that the non-fasting guests were served before our hosts had their meal. Given this event was meant to be building bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims, I was slightly disappointed that most of the Muslims went elsewhere (and I’m not sure where) to eat their meal. However, I was able to speak – at some length – to one chap about the mosque, local Muslims and Islam, while we ate our meals.

Overall, I found the trip worthwhile, and visiting the mosque interesting.

Basque Child Refugees In Suffolk.

Eric Walker

Last Saturday took place at the head office of the East of England Co-op a moving ceremony. A plaque was unveiled to commemorate that it is 80 years since 100 child refugees ( out of a total 4,000) from the Spanish Civil War stayed at Wherstead Hall on the banks of the River Orwell. The British Government had at first refused permission ( shades of today with the Syrian child refugees) but under immense pressure gave in and allowed entry. The use of the hall was given by local landowner Stuart Paul. People of Suffolk rallied round and raised funds to provide whatever was needed. The Ipswich Co-op provided free bread every day for the children at Wherstead and also when they moved on to other locations at Wickham Market etc. One of this children, then aged 11, returned for this ceremony and told of how life was for them. By co-incidence it was my wife’s mother and aunt who organised things in Suffolk!. But this little incident shows how the Co-operative Movement, and this happened throughout Britain, played a great role, as it has done in many other community situations and continues to do so today. You do not get this degree of help for the local community from the great retail chains such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury, Aldi, Lidl, etc.
Here in Suffolk we have the East of England Co-op which nowadays has a good choice of food in its shops. They plug Fair trade items to a great extent and it has been revealed that recently they gave £3000 to each of 3 local charities which are helping with refugees from the Middle East. They have fine large stores at Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Wickham Market and possibly other towns, as well as many local convenience stores. Please make an effort to visit them and so support local co-operative enterprise

Bressingham Trip
Lydia

Ipswich Quakers organised an outing to Bressingham, the steam museum and gardens started by Alan Bloom, a Quaker. There were 12 of us. Virginia kindly drove us there, Eric, my friend Kathy and me, and when we arrived we soon lost Eric, who was more interested in the trains than the flowers. Virginia and I walked ahead and went to the Foggy Bottom garden and were enchanted by all the trees and shrubs in different shapes and shades of green, whereas the other part was vibrant with colour and unusual flowers.


Later we went for rides on two of the little trains. Some of us had a ride on the carousel too. It was a brilliant day out, suitable for all ages.
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Newsletter September 2017

Events August 2017

Discussion meetings are held every Sunday in the Library, from 9.15 -10.15am where we are looking at passages from Quaker Faith and Practice, interesting articles from The Friend or any relevant topics

Saturday 5th at 10.30 to 12.00 Community Café

Sunday 6th Shared Lunch after Meeting for Worship

No Business Meeting this month

Wednesday 9th QQ Discussion Group with

Saturday 12th Garden Party for hirers and

Friday 25th Film Night at 7pm The Crucible

Events August 2017