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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

Mar
9
Sat
Quaker Peace Lecture: Science for a Secure & Sustainable Future, given by Dr Stuart Parkinson @ Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sixth Annual Bristol Quaker Peace Lecture

Science for a Secure & Sustainable Future, given by Dr Stuart Parkinson, Executive Director of Scientists for Global Responsibility

Science and technology have brought major benefits to humankind. But they have also brought enormous threats – from nuclear warheads to robotic weapons and from climate disruption to mass extinction. Science and technology can help create a fairer society – but too often they are used to entrench inequality and injustice. In this lecture, Dr Parkinson will examine how society uses and misuses science and technology – and highlight ways in which we can reshape our relationship with these powerful forces to help bring about a more secure and sustainable society.

Dr Stuart Parkinson started his career as an electronic engineer in the arms industry before ethical concerns led him to pursue a PhD in climate science and then move into policy and campaign work across science, technology and ethical issues. He has authored and co-authored numerous reports, including ‘Offensive Insecurity’, ‘Soldiers in the Laboratory’, ‘Science and the Corporate Agenda’, ‘UK Nuclear Weapons: a catastrophe in the making?’ and ‘Shale Gas and Fracking: examining the evidence’.

Organised by Bristol Quakers
Hosted by University of Bristol

Apr
29
Mon
Visit to 1652 Country, birthplace of Quakerism
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day

Roger Angerson is leading a trip to 1652 Country for Frenchay Local Meeting in April/May.  There are still seven places left, which we would like to offer to Friends from Area Meeting. 

A full itinerary is available from Roger, but a concise version follows:

Monday 29thApril
travel from Frenchay to Abbot Hall, Grange over Sands, arriving about 4.30pm.  Evening meal, welcome gathering and setting the scene talk.

Tuesday 30th April
Visit to Firbank Fell, Brigflatts Meeting and Quaker tapestry in Kendal.

Wednesday 1stMay
Visit to Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Meeting and Sunbrick Burial Ground.

Thursday 2ndMay
Free day with many possibilities for further visits: Ulverston market town; Barrow in Furness boatbuilding town; Grange over Sands; Silverdale RSPB reserve Leighton Moss; Lancaster; or enjoying the hotel swimming pool.

Friday 3rdMay
return to Frenchay

The trip, costing £436, promises to be interesting and informative, and will give you the opportunity to experience the places and landscapes that formed the backdrop to our early Quaker history.  Doing so in the company of caring and friendly companions adds to the appeal of the trip.

If you would like to join this trip, early booking is essential, so please contact Roger Angerson on 0117 9569490 or Jenny Griffin on jennygriffin@live.com by Sunday 20thJanuary at the latest.

 

Nov
3
Sun
Young Friends Sunday @ Redland Quaker Meeting House
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
15
Fri
Young Friends Friday @ Central Quaker Meeting House
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
23
Sat
Youth Work Training for adults @ Central Quaker Meeting House
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dec
6
Fri
Young Friends Friday @ Horfield Quaker Meeting House
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
21
Sat
Quaker Film Club @ Redland Quaker Meeting House
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Everyone is invited to this family friendly evening. Come to enjoy a meal and a great film together with friends and family. (Film details are in the Bristol Quakers Area Meeting newsletter)

Film club meets at the EARLIER TIME OF 5pm in the library at Redland Meeting House.

Please bring some food for a shared supper which we will eat BEFORE the screening on this occasion. If you are able to bring about £3 to help pay for the licence, that would be a help, but come anyway! Children, refugees and asylum seekers come free.

The evening will end by about 8 pm.

Dec
25
Wed
Christmas Day Meeting for Worship @ Horfield Quaker Meeting House
Dec 25 @ 10:30 am
Jan
16
Thu
Bristol Area Meeting @ Redland Quaker Meeting House
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jan
18
Sat
Quaker Film Club @ Redland Quaker Meeting House
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Film club meets at the usual time of 6pm in the library at Redland Meeting House. (Details of the film being shown are to be found in the Bristol Quakers Area Meeting newsletter)

Please bring some food for a shared supper which we will eat after the screening, as usual. If you are able to bring about £2 to help pay for the licence, that would be a help, but come anyway! Refugees and asylum seekers come free.

The evening will end by 9 pm.

Jan
31
Fri
Ceilidh @ Redland Quaker Meeting House
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Ceilidh @ Redland Quaker Meeting House

…with The Werburghs Trio

Everyone welcome! – Fundraiser for Extinction Rebellion, Bristol  

Celebrate our climate successes and have a bit of a ho-down! Dancing instructions will be given so you don’t need to know in advance how to ‘strip the willow’ or ‘do-si-do’.

Also XR Block Printing

– decorate your tee shirts etc with beautiful rebellion designs.

£7 full / £5 conc