CALENDAR

 

This page is provides information about forthcoming events and activities at Hastings Local Quaker Meeting and is primarily for the use and information of local Friends and Attenders                                     

Hastings Quakers meet for Worship every Sunday at 10.30 am in the Meeting House at 5 South Terrace, Hastings TN34 1SA  (80 yards from the junction with Queens Road). The following events and activities listed are in addition to our regular Meetings for Worship.

 

Sunday 12th May :    The Luxford Centre, Uckfield                                                       1.30 pm

Friends at Uckfield Meeting are hosting Area Meeting today. There will be a presentation and discussion on the themes of islamophobia, anti-Semitism and freedom of speech which should be both interesting and timely. This will be followed by a “business”  session for practical and administration matters affecting the Sussex East Area. 

Also on 12th May :   Reading group at Tamara’s house   *                                          6 pm

The reading group meets this evening at Tamara’s house to continues studying passages from  “Quaker faith and practice”.

 

Saturday 18th May :       Circle Group at Alex’s house  *                                              3 pm

This month the “circle group” meets at Alex’s house. Please bring anything that you feel would be of interest to share with the group over a cup of tea.

 

Friday 24th May  to  Monday 27th May :  Friends House, Euston Road, London

Britain Yearly Meeting: the biggest event in the Quaker calendar. Quakers from all over the country gather together for their annual conference, talks and discussion. Includes the iconic “Swarthmore lecture” and also smaller gatherings for special interest groups. All Friends and Attenders are welcome, but you will need to register in advance with Friends House if you wish to attend.

 

Sunday 26th May :  Quaker Meeting House, South Terrace, Hastings                   12.30 pm     

Following Meeting for Worship we have our “shared lunch” in the Meeting House. Please feel welcome to stay after Meeting for Worship and join us, and bring whatever contribution you wish to add to the variety of food.

 

Sunday 2nd June :     Quaker Meeting House,  South Terrace, Hastings                   12 noon

Following Meeting for Worship, we have our “meeting for church affairs” to discuss practical and administration matters affecting the Local Meeting.

 

Saturday 8th June :    Lewes Quaker meeting house, Friars’ Walk, Lewes                                                       10 am

Friends at Lewes Meeting are hosting Area Meeting today. This will be a “study day” workshop led by Martin Layton from Woodbrooke College on the theme of “discernment”. The meeting is expected to finish around 4 pm. Tea will be provided.           NOTE that places for this event are limited. If you want to attend you will need to book in advance with the Area Meeting clerk, Peter Aviss. If you are coming, please bring a contribution towards a shared lunch.

 

Sunday 9th June :     Quaker Meeting House, South Terrace, Hastings                       12 noon

Following Meeting for Worship we have our bi-monthly “Loop” meeting for Oversight issues, to consider the pastoral needs and welfare of all those in our Meeting.

Also on 9th June :   Reading group at Tamara’s house   *                                                    6 pm

The reading group meets this evening at Tamara’s house to continues studying passages from  “Quaker faith and practice”.

 

Wednesday 12th June :   Quaker Meeting House, South Terrace, Hastings                  10 am

The Local Meeting’s healing group meets for 2 hours with tea and biscuits to follow. All are welcome.

 

Saturday 15th June :  Guildford Quaker Meeting House, Ward Street, Guildford          10.30 am

Guildford Quakers are hosting Regional Meeting, an opportunity to meet Quakers from across East and West Sussex and Surrey. There will be a performance of a play, “With Full Conviction” written by Neil Macdonald. Please bring a contribution towards a shared lunch. The Meeting is expected to finish about 4 pm.

 

Sunday 16th June :     Quaker Meeting House,  South Terrace, Hastings                      12 noon

Following Meeting for Worship, we have our “sharing group” session, on the theme “tipping points and runaway systems” introduced this month by John.

 

Sunday 23rd June :    Quaker Meeting House, South Terrace, Hastings                       12.30 pm     

Following Meeting for Worship we have our “shared lunch” in the Meeting House. Please feel welcome to stay after Meeting for Worship and join us, and bring whatever contribution you wish to add to the variety of food.

 

Sunday 30th June :   Quaker Meeting House, South Terrace, Hastings                           12 noon

After Meeting for Worship we have time set aside especially for Attenders and newcomers to the Meeting to ask questions or raise any issues about Quakerism generally or about the way our Meeting functions. Everyone has something to contribute, whether by asking questions (which other people may well have been privately wondering about as well) or to share the benefit of your experience and insights.

 

*   Note that for reasons of privacy and data protection, full details of people’s names and private addresses will not be given here. Local Friends will generally be aware of these already. If any Friends wishing to attend any of these events require fuller details please enquire by e-mail to  hastqua@gmail.com

 

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