Gloucester Friends Meeting House. Photo: John Hall.

Gloucester Quakers active in the heart of their city

Gloucester Quakers win award Quakers in Gloucester have been given a double boost recently as they have celebrated the reopening of their meeting house and the city’s Gay and Lesbian Community has named them as their “person of the year”. Gloucester Quakers’ 19th century meeting house was gutted by fire in 09/2012 after an arson…

Gloucester Friends Meeting House. Photo: John Hall.

Man sorry for Quaker fire

A man who caused a quarter of a million pounds worth of damage to a Quaker Meeting House has admitted to being ‘very sorry’, it was recently reported in This is Gloucestershire. Twenty-three year old James Bryan was in court this month where he pleaded guilty to deliberately setting fire to Gloucester Quakers’ meeting house.…

View of Alfred Salter statue from rear, with daughter's statue in front of him and view of City of London in background.

Council boosts Salter statue campaign

While one London borough is fighting to get rid of a major piece of public art another is offering to match funding to the tune of £50,000 to install a much-loved replacement work. Over in Tower Hamlets, the potential sale of Henry Moore’s ‘Old Flo’ has received significant news coverage. Meanwhile in Southwark the council…

Quaker anti-poverty work rewarded

London-based charity Quaker Social Action (QSA) has won a national award for its anti-poverty work. QSA was one of five winners of The Guardian Charity Award for 2012, having been chosen from a field of almost 1,000 other entries. The award is given for Down to Earth, QSA’s work with bereaved families helping them to…

Gloucester Friends Meeting House. Photo: John Hall.

Gloucester Quaker fire suspect caught

A man appeared in court last month in connection with a fire that gutted Gloucester Friends’ meeting house. The fire, on 12/09/2012, caused substantial damage and has forced Gloucester Quakers to find new premises to meet for worship in. James Bryan, 23, from Gloucester entered no plea when he first appeared in court. Gloucester Quaker…

Quizzical Quakers!

This is a x-post from the blog by participants at the FSSE Summer School taking place this week. All 70 of the participants are aged 11-14. Expectations were high as everyone piled into the assembly hall to be quizzed about Quakers! Teams were formed, and ‘interesting’ team names were thought up, such as Nobbly Bobbly, Burnt…

A well-worn copy of Quaker Faith & Practice lying on a table

Quakers unite against cuts

Quakers from across Britain will be joining together for worship before the national demonstration against the cuts on Saturday 26/03/2011. The protest will take place in central London and Quakers are gathering at Westminster for Meeting for Worship ahead of the gathering. Ruth Tod, one of the Quakers who plans to attend said: “How we…

A view from a hill of Saumur in France, with the castle on the left and the river in the distance.

William Penn squared

The town of Saumur in France is set to celebrate its links to Quakers and particularly William Penn in fifth month of 2011, according to an entry in the calendar on the website of the Europe & Middle East Section of Friends World Committee for Consultation. Arthur Pritchard, writing a report of France Yearly Meeting in 2010…

Newcastle Quakers

Newcastle Quakers take door with them

Quakers in Newcastle are moving out of their Meeting House and into an old masonic hall, but they’re taking their front door with them, the city’s Evening Chronicle has reported. Despite having up to 90 people attending Meeting for Worship, Quakers in Newcastle decided that their Meeting House was too large and have bought the…