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Croydon Friends Calendar


Update of 29 April

Friday 5 -Sunday 7 May: Experiment with Light introductory weekend
16:00 Friday to 14:00 Sunday. In the serenity of Claridge House, this retreat offers a meditative practice, based on the early Friends' experience of waiting in the Light, to help us explore the deeper issues of our lives. This can be a searching and powerful process, leading to fuller understanding and insight into ourselves and our leadings. The weekend is led by Angela Greenwood, an experienced Experiment with Light practitioner, having been involved in two Light Groups for over ten years.
Saturday 13 May: What does Love require of us?
10:00 to 16:30 at Friends House. The Kindlers' last of five spring 2017 Saturday workshops in London. An invitation to let our lives speak, to show our light, use our gifts to heal, and witness to compassion. Launch of booklet: Love's Requirements. Led by David and Rosemary Brown. 10.0 refreshments fort 10.30 am start – 4.30 tea for 5.0 pm finish. Workshops will be participatory with input, group-work and worship.
Sunday 14 May: Meeting for worship for business
From 12.15 at Croydon mh.
Saturday 20 May: God is in the Garden
Celebrating 25 years of Quiet Gardens, at St John's Waterloo, 11:00 to 17:00. 10.15am coffee for 11am. Guest speakers Lucy Winkett (Rector, St James’s Church, Piccadilly) ‘In Quietness is Strength? How can we re-discover the wisdom that hides in quietness and silence?’ Andrew Walker (Director, St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre, London) ‘Prayer and the Art of Gardening - exploring the parallels between the garden and the spiritual life.’ Tickets £25, book online at http://quietgarden.org/event/annual-gathering-2017
Sunday 21 May: Area Meeting at Purley
From 12.30 following a picnic lunch. Details to follow.
Sunday 28 May: Prepare for Yearly Meeting
Our fourth Sunday activity will be spiritual preparation for Yearly Meeting. From 12.15 followed by lunch.
Friday 2 June: The Bundle (Journeymen Theatre)
19:30 (tea from 19.00) to 20:30 at Kingston Quaker Centre Fairfield East, KT1 2PT The company that creates Quaker themed plays and performs them for us wherever there’s enough floor space will bring their latest production to Kingston Quaker Centre. The Bundle shows us some of the background to our inhospitable environment for asylum seekers and a sense of the head dominated politics which have created our system. It's shocking, with flashes of painful humour.