Hear hear: Malcolm Allum and Lesley Thomson have an invite

‘Most Friends have found the sessions spiritually nourishing.’

‘Held in the Light, held in trust and safety, we have been able to share deeply about our spiritual lives.' | Photo: by Compare Fibre on Unsplash

In the depths of lockdown, physically apart but with growing confidence in our use of online meeting platforms, two Manchester and Warrington elders came up with a home-based plan to encourage Friends to deepen their spiritual awareness through active listening. Originally called ‘Zooming in the Spirit’ the sessions proved popular with a core group of Friends, mostly from Manchester and the surrounding area but augmented by a few others who heard about the meetings and asked to join. Distance being no barrier when one meets online, we are now seeking to widen participation and invite any interested Friends to join us under a new name: ‘Circles of Listening.’ The name is inspired by the words of Rufus Jones: ‘I pin my hopes to quiet processes and small circles, in which vital and transforming events take place.’

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