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Quakers try to live their lives in peace, truth, simplicity and equality

Find out more about Quaker beliefs, values, roots and the work that we do today

Find a Quaker Meeting near you

If you would like to see what a Quaker Meeting is like, just find one that is convenient for you and turn up – you will be very welcome! 

Bristol Quakers meet in seven locations in Bristol area:

Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Sun
Food for Thought – our response to the climate & ecological crisis @ Horfield Quaker Meeting House
Feb 23 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

A workshop to connect with other Quakers of all ages and focus on what we’re called to do in the face of the crisis.

Bristol Area Meeting @ Horfield Quaker Meeting House
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This Area meeting will have a significant focus on our ongoing concern for Climate & Ecology. We will be bringing a proposal for a Bristol Quakers Declaration of Climate and Ecological Crisis as well as a minute from Redland LM asking us to discern the appropriate action in relation to a concern on Quakers and the ‘Stop Ecocide’ campaign .
There will also be the need to decide our next steps in relation to the ‘right holding of Area Meeting’ which has been considered by Local Meetings recently.
We shall also receive a number of reports, which are published in this newsletter .

On the same day as Area Meeting we are all invited to

Food for Thought – our response to the climate & ecological crisis
Sunday 23rd February, 12.15-1.45pm at Horfield
A workshop to connect with other Quakers of all ages and focus on what we’re called to do in the face of the crisis.

Please bring your own packed lunch and come with an open mind!

Some Friends will find it a challenge to get to Horfield by 12:15 from their local Meetings for Worship, so feel free to join Horfield for their worship which starts at 10:30 am. Horfield is well served by buses and detailed directions can be found on our website here.

Richard Drake, Area Meeting Clerk

Mar
14
Sat
Bristol Quaker Peace Lecture 2020: “Human Security – Is it possible?” by Diana Francis @ The Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Bristol Quaker Peace Lecture 2020: “Human Security - Is it possible?” by Diana Francis @ The Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences

Saturday 14th March 2020, 11 am – 12.30 pm 
at
The Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol BS8 1RL

The 2020 Bristol Quaker Peace Lecture is being given by Diana Francis, a lifelong peace activist, former President of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and co-founder of Rethinking Security.  Her lecture will look at:

  • What is human security?
  • The military myth
  • Current crises: is there a way forward?
  • Human nature: do we have what it takes?
  • Vision for the future
  • Diana Francis has worked for many years with local peace actors and combatants seeking to address violence and build peace: in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  She has written extensively on the basis of that experience.

All are welcome to this free lecture.  Please book through Eventbrite [click here or search “Human Security” on the Eventbrite site]

Mar
21
Sat
Bristol Area Meeting Day Conference @ Central Quaker Meeting House
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

[Please bring your own lunch, teas & coffees will be provided, short business meeting 3-4pm]

What do we mean by a good death?
An exploration of our feelings and preparations for living life to the full until the end.

Meeting for Sufferings has asked Quakers in Britain to consider assisted dying and believes
Friends want to explore questions about dying and death, as well as specific issues about
assisted dying. Bristol AM Elders invite you to this day conference to explore this subject in
several ways.

More information can be found here

Apr
19
Sun
Bristol Area Meeting @ Portishead Quaker Meeting House
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
May
17
Sun
Bristol Area Meeting @ Thornbury Quaker Meeting House
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jul
19
Sun
Bristol Area Meeting @ Bedminster Quaker Meeting House
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sep
17
Thu
Bristol Area Meeting @ Horfield Quaker Meeting House
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
17
Sat
Bristol Area Meeting Day Conference @ Redland Quaker Meeting House
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Nov
22
Sun
Bristol Area Meeting @ Frenchay Quaker Meeting House
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm