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Croydon Friends Calendar


Update of 27 May

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: Funeral for Anthea
Anthea Underwood's funeral will be held in the West Chapel, Croydon Crematorium, at 1pm.
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‚Äôs 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.
Friday 9 and 16 June: Listening with the heart, St Ethelburga's
9.30 - 16:30 St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG. This two-day Compassionate Listening workshop offers a road-map, skill-set and practice to empower individuals and communities to harness collective wisdom and build powerful cultures of peace. It provides a tool-kit - a package of communication skills and a process - which enables people to listen deeply and in a way which can be very healing for the speaker. Compassionate Listening was developed by Gene Knudsen Hoffman, Quaker and International Peacemaker. She developed this tool after realising that all parties in a conflict are wounded and need to be heard. Cost: £100
Saturday 10 June: Exploding Colours
For voices and orchestra: 19:30 to 21:30 at St Pancras Church in Euston. Neoclassical French music by Stravinsky, Ravel and Poulenc, performed by Eclectic Voices.
Thursday 15 June: Jonah and the Politics of Enemy Love
19.00 to 21.00 at Kingston mh. David Benjamin Blower performs his folk musical The Book of Jonah, followed by a guided discussion about the challenges of enemy-love in today's divided world. There is an Eventbrite link but it doesn't work.
Saturday 17 June: Board Games Afternoon
17:30 to 20:30 at Finchley mh. You are invited to attend FREE Board Games at Finchley Quaker Meeting House, 58 Alexandra Grove N12 8HG. Also 15 July. Lots of games will be available but we welcome you to bring your own. (You are responsible for your own games.) Please bring snacks (crisps etc.) to share.
Saturday 8 July: London QLGF meeting
The next meeting of the London QLGF will be on Saturday 13th May at 5.30pm in the Library at Westminster Meeting House. This is a slightly later start time than usual, and we have the opportunity to extend the meeting later than usual too, as attendees see fit at the time. The discussion this month will be in 2 parts: London Pride is on Saturday 8th July - come and sign up for your armband to walk as a Quaker (while stocks last!),and/or volunteer to help with the tea and coffee on the afternoon of the march (from 3.30pm) and revive tired walkers and watchers who seek us out In light of the approach of Pride, a discussion on QF&P 10.19. Is there a 'best of' understanding of what community is or should be? The launch text for this part of the discussion is given below. How can we respond to this, and any other, challenge of belonging to a community? All are welcome - and we look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday 15 July: Board Games Afternoon
14:30 to 17:30 at Finchley mh. You are invited to attend FREE Board Games at Finchley Quaker Meeting House, 58 Alexandra Grove N12 8HG. Lots of games will be available but we welcome you to bring your own. (You are responsible for your own games.) Please bring snacks (crisps etc.) to share.