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Croydon Friends Calendar

Update of 22 September

Thursday 28 September: People and Planet
At Sutton meeting house from 7.30 pm. Follow-up to Yearly Meeting Gathering 2017.
Saturday 30 September: QGSD Community AGM
11am-4pm, the QGSD Community will hold its 2017 AGM at Bunhill Fields in London. The full address is Bunhill Fields Quaker Meeting House, Banner St, London EC1Y 8QQ. The session will start with a Meeting for Worship and a sharing time, then lunch - after which the AGM. It's a great chance to catch up with changes to the Community's name and image, the website and finances. There will be time to explore the Community's mission – what are we here for? How shall we direct our campaigning energies? How can we support each other? All are very welcome
Sat 30 Sept - Sun 8 Oct: Quaker Week
Various activities...
Sunday 1 October: Introduction to Quakers in Peckham
18:00 to 21:00. Quakers have been meeting in stillness in the Peckham area for hundreds of years, as we still do today. To mark Quaker Week 2017, Peckham Quakers are hosting an evening open to all, to meet and learn more about what being Quaker means to us today. Three local Friends will share their stories, preceded by a light dinner and 30 minutes in stillness together (Meeting for Worship).
Wednesday 4 October: Games4all afternoon
Westminster mh (52 St Martin's Lane, London WC2), 14:30 to 17:29. An afternoon of board games for Quaker week. All welcome. Mah Jong, Scrabble, Journey Home, etc. Free. All welcome.
Friday 6 October: Quaker Myths and Legends
Tales from the Meeting House - Sutton mh, 19:30 to 21:30 An evening of storytelling for adults told by Cindylou Turner-Taylor. Cindylou has been telling stories for over 30 years. She is a storyteller, artist, teacher and a graduate of the International School of Storytelling. The stories are for adults and young people 14-plus.
Saturday 7 October: Games Day
A Quaker Week event, at Croydon mh from 10:30am to 5pm. Bring and play indoor board/card games, or try some provided. David Parlett will mount a small exhibition of games of historic and international interest and give an illustrated talk on games history, including some little-known facts about Monopoly. Refreshments and light lunch provided. Bring your friends!
Sunday 8 October: Business meeting
Meeting for worship for business at Croydon mh from 12:15.
Sunday 8 October: Woodbrooke Study Day
Streatham & Brixton Meeting will be holding a 'Woodbrooke on the Road' workshop 'Deepening the Life of the Spirit', facilitated by Gill Pennington, Woodbrooke's Ministry Programmes co-ordinator This will offer a space for spiritual refreshment and support, and offer opportunities to explore and deepen your experience of a variety of spiritual practices, with time alone, as well as sharing your reflections and experiences with others. This is especially for members and attenders of Streatham & Brixton but other Friends from South London Area Meeting are also invited. Numbers will be limited, both by the space in the Meeting Room and the wish of the tutor, so you are invited to apply as soon as possible. It is free. It will take start with lunch at 12.30pm (provided by local Friends) and the workshop will take place from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.
Saturday 14: Endings and Beginnings
2.0 pm – 5.0 pm, at Friends House, Euston. A warm invitation to all who took part, as participants or audiences, in the projects of The Leaveners (1976 – 2016). Endings and Beginnings will celebrate 40 years of song, theatre and music-making, and launch The Singing Quakers and The Quaker Music Network. Free! All welcome! Encourage others to come! Please confirm if you are coming: email alec.davison [at] btinternet.com
Sunday 15 October: Area Committee meeting
At Streatham & Brixton Meeting mh from 12:30.
Wednesday 18 October: Meet Mark Rylance and Caroline Lucas
House of Commons, Portcullis House, in the Boothroyd Room, 7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm start. Conscience invites you for an evening with Sir Mark Rylance (international star of stage and screen) and Caroline Lucas (co-leader of the Green Party and the former Vice Chair of the Stop The War Campaign) for a discussion on "What Does an Ethical Foreign Policy Look Like?" Capacity is very limited and this will be a sell-out, so reserve your free place now at Eventbrite
Saturday 28 October: Retreat Day at Golders Green
10:45 to 16:00 Golders Green Meeting House NW11 7AD. Open to anyone who welcomes the opportunity to spend a day in silence, simply BEING in nurturing surroundings. As well as being a beautiful building, Golders Green Meeting House is situated on the edge of ancient woodland.