On 5 August we held our annual meeting in the Quaker Burial Ground in Hillworth Park. It is many years since the burial ground was used for burials and the land is now managed by the Wiltshire Council. Nevertheless, Devizes Quakers maintain an interest in the space and hold a Meeting for Worship under the oak tree in the centre, exchanging the wooden beams of the Meeting House for the tree canopy. This year we were fortunate to have a lovely day for our meeting and the shade of the tree was very welcome. We were delighted to welcome Friends from other meetings and churches for this special meeting.
Generally our silent meetings have no theme but for this one we usually do. This year, the theme was trees and it gave rise to ministry about the natural world and the need for balance in our lives.
The meeting lasted an hour following which we gathered for a picnic. Altogether a lovely morning.