Thornbury Quaker Meeting is a small meeting, averaging about ten Friends each Sunday. Every month there is also a half hour Meeting for Worship on a Tuesday morning in the home of one of our members, and an on line spiritual exploration group.
Meeting for Worship is based on silence, which helps us to become aware of the promptings of love and truth but, out of the silence, someone may feel moved to speak. After Meeting for Worship, we often discuss briefly what has been said during Meeting. We then have notices followed by tea/coffee and a chat.
Children are welcome, but please give prior notice to the clerk.
Study groups are held in members’ homes during the autumn and winter. Thornbury Friends are active on Quaker committees in the Bristol area and at national level. The meeting is represented on Thornbury Churches Together, which enables us to get to know people from all the churches in Thornbury and to participate in various activities.
Friends from the meeting have a long history of being involved in voluntary work in the community and in campaigning within peace and climate groups..
Shared lunches in a member’s home offer a good way to find out about Quakers in a social and relaxed atmosphere.
We have a small library including Quaker leaflets.
Thornbury Quakers hold their Meeting for Worship in the Hanover Room at The Chantry, Castle Street, in the picturesque town centre of Thornbury. The Chantry is a 17th century building now owned and run by the local community centre. The Hanover Room is downstairs, to the left of the front entrance. The room is easily accessible for motorised wheelchair users, and there is a downstairs toilet for the disabled. We also have a hearing aid loop.
We look forward to greeting visitors to our small but friendly group.
Meeting for Worship:
Sunday 10.30 – 11.30am, followed by discussion and conversation.
We also meet once a month for a shorter midweek meeting followed by soup and conversation, and once a month midweek on zoom for spiritual learning.
Please contact the Clerk for dates, venues and zoom link.
The Chantry, Castle Street, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1HB