Friends from Staffordshire Area Meeting have stitched a tapestry to be shown at Lichfield Cathedral this summer. The tapestry will be on display as part of the Quaker Service Exhibition from 14 June to 2 July.
Bewdley Quakers joined more than eighty friends from Kidderminster for a fundraising supper last month. The event on 21 April was held to raise money for Syrian refugees and local homeless people. Local Syrian people provided the entertainment.
Friends in Northampton are celebrating the news that the final documents have been submitted for a new school in Uganda.
Seven Friends gathered at Edgbaston Meeting House last month to share and develop ways of engaging better at Children’s Meetings.
The Mount School in York has decided to reduce its day fees in order to encourage more diversity as a witness to its Quaker values.
Friends in Ireland are creating a short film on ‘the spiritual journey of Earth care’ to share at Ireland Yearly Meeting in July 2018.
Quakers were in the national news last week with articles appearing in two leading newspapers stating that Friends in Britain were considering ‘dropping God’ from a newly revised Quaker faith & practice (Qf&p).
The annual Quakers Uniting in Publications (QUIP) conference was held at Glenthorne Quaker Centre and Guest House in Cumbria last month to explore the topic ‘Writing at the Edge’.
Uxbridge Quakers held an open meeting to discuss the resurgence of militarism as the first in a series of events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their Meeting house.
Paul Parker, Britain Yearly Meeting recording clerk, joined Christian leaders in the House of Lords last month to challenge government inactivity on tax justice reforms and to demand immediate, tough action.