"Quakers respect the creative power of God in every human being and in the world around us. We work through quiet processes for a world where peaceful means bring about just settlements."

 

Members of Devizes Quaker Meeting are planning to hold a silent vigil in the town centre on Thursday 4 and 11 to stand for an hour in silence; in solidarity with those already suffering from the effects of climate change and to hold the attendees at COP26 in our thoughts as they make critical decisions and commitments in Glasgow. For Quakers this would be an expression of our spiritual concerns for the environment and climate as seen in minute 36 from our Yearly Meeting 2011.

We have invited members of local churches, Devizes Muslims and Sustainable Devizes to join us.

We are proposing to start at 10.00 am and end at 11.00 am during market day as there are likely to be more people around to see what is happening.

We need to ensure social distancing and encourage the wearing of masks to protect ourselves and the people of Devizes.

As this is to be a silent vigil. we will have someone able to explain what is going on to passers-by as well as placards. It would be good to have placards both to say who we are as well as our main concerns.

 

On 2 October we took advantage of the more relaxed arrangements for meeting in person to hold a long delayed workshop about Quaker spirituality.. There were 16 of us in the Meeting Room and one of the delights of the day was seeing so many Friends again in person..

Our speaker was Stuart Masters from Woodbrooke. He was an excellent speaker and held our interest for the full time available. We began with a brief look at where the current approach to spirituality started back in the 17th century then moved on to how we do things today. We had the opportunity to think about our own response to what was offered to us..

 

After a gap last year a few members met in the burial ground in Hillworth Park on 15 August. We were treated to soft music from an event  in the park, introducing young children to Bach. It made for a different kind of meeting but it was good to meet under the beautiful old oak there. Meeting in the burial ground 21

We are pleased to be able to open the building for Meeting for Worship on Sunday mornings once more. We meet for an hour from 10.30 and would be happy to see new people. However, we can only accommodate 12 people at a time under present conditions so if you would like to join us please contact us

at robin@environomic.co.uk

or call 01380 722560.

Alternatively, you may like to join us via Zoom and if so please use the email address above for a link. Please see the attached documents about our risk assessments and guidance for people using the building.

(14 May)

Unfortunately we are still unable to invite groups back to use our building. We are awaiting further government guidance and unlikely to be able to welcome people back before the end of June at least. In the meantime, please do contact the hirings manager to enquire about potential space.

01380 722560

or bookings@devizesquakers.org.uk

(14 May)

 

 

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