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Croydon Friends Calendar


Update of 7 April

Wednesday 11 April: Faith, Culture and Dementia
London Quakers have invited us to the Alzheimer’s Society first ever conference on ‘Faith, Culture and Dementia’ at Friends House from 10am to 4.30pm. People of faith affected by dementia will speak about their experience and the conference will consider how faith communities can best support them. This is a free event but register on Eventbrite.
Wednesday 11 April: Family and Friends
Antony Barlow from Sutton Meeting will be introducing the world premiere of a documentary film ‘Family and Friends’, telling the story of his Quaker family over 350 years. This will take place at Friends House bookshop in Euston from 6.30 to 8pm. Book on Eventbrite.
Saturday 14 April: Croydon Peacemakers Choir
You are invited to come and sing uplifting global peace songs with the Croydon Peacemakers’ choir. No musical experience is needed, as songs will be taught by ear, a capella. Just turn up with your voice and an open mind. The choir will meet four times, in preparation for the Festival, on Saturday afternoons, starting on 14 April, from 2- 4.30pm, at St John’s church in Upper Norwood.
Sunday 22 April: Peparation for Yearly Meeting
This will be the subject of our fourth-Sunday session led by elders.
Sunday 22 April: Leith Hill Walk
This annual walk will take place on Sunday 22 April. You are invited to join Capel Meeting of Worship at 11:00 and bring a lunch to eat afterwards. This year Martin Hunka will entertain us with the story of 'A Surrey Memory', the extraordinary Quaker recollection which launchd the annual Leith Hill walk. Chris Kohler will then lead the walk leaving the Meeting House at around 1:20pm. You can walk there and back - about 8 miles - or get a lift back from Leith Hill if you prefer. Tea and cakes will be waiting at Capel for your return. Who will be first back in 2018?
Saturday 28 April: Where will London's Quakers meet in 2030?
10:00 to 16:30 London Quakers and London Quakers Property Trust invite you to a one-day conversation at Friends House about the future of our Meeting Houses. Young Adult Quakers in conversation about the future. See London Quakers web link to Eventbrite for tickets.
Saturday 28 April: 'War to End War'?
Uxbridge Quakers open meeting on the rise of militarism in the UK, 14:00 to 17:00. Uxbridge Quakers warmly invite you to join them at the first in a series of public events celebrating the 200th anniversary of their current meeting house and reflecting on 100 years since the end of the First World War, quoted as the “War to End War”.
Friday - Monday, 4-7 May: YEARLY MEETING
Friends House. Don’t forget to register, preferably on-line, as soon as possible. All members are entitled and encouraged to attend. Attenders are also welcome, but should first speak to an overseer, elder or one of the clerking team as soon as possible to arrange for the Yearly Meeting Clerks to be informed. We are encouraged to read Documents in Advance online, but paper copies of them will also be available -please let Rhiannon know if you would like one - also if you are planning to go to YM for the first time and would like to be accompanied by her or another member of Croydon Meeting.
Sunday 13 May: Meting for worship for business
From 12.15. All welcome