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.

          

Wednesday 13th November :  Quaker Meeting House,  South Terrace, Hastings                        2 pm

The Local Meeting’s healing group meets this afternoon with tea and biscuits to follow. All are welcome.

Also on 13th November :     Bernhard Baron Christmas Fair, Eastbourne Road, Polegate            10 am The annual Christmas Fair at the Quaker retirement home in Polegate from 10 am until noon only. Craft stalls, cakes, clothing, jewellery etc. Entry fee £1 which includes a free tea or coffee. Proceeds go to the ersidents’ welfare fund.

 

Saturday 16th November :   Circle Group at Jackie’s home  *                                                         3 pm

The “circle group” meets at Jackie’s home. All are welcome. Please bring anything that you feel would be of interest to share with the group over a cup of tea. 

Also on 16th November :  Regional Meeting: Claridge House, Dormansland near Lingfield, Surrey  10.30 am   

Regional Meeting is for Quakers from all across East and West Sussex and Surrey and is being held at the centre of the Quaker Fellowship of Healing at Claridge House. The meeting will be considering the practice and the challenges of recycling. Please bring a conribution towards a shared lunch. The meeting is expected to finish around 4 pm.

 

Sunday 17th November : Area Meeting at Eastbourne Quaker Meeting House, Wish Road  1.30 pm

Area Meeting at Eastbourne for Quakers from all across the Sussex East area will be dealing with business and administrative affairs affecting the Area as a whole, but will also include a session on “doughnut economics” (and if you are not familiar with this expression, do check out Kate Raworth’s book of the same title). The meeting is expected to end around 4.30 pm.

 

Sunday 24th November :    (after Meeting for Worship)                                                                       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 1st  December : (after Meeting for Worship)   Meeting for Church Affairs                      12 noon

Our “business” meeting to discuss practical and administrative issues affecting the Meeting.

 

Sunday 8th December :     Reading group at Tamara’s house   *                                                     6 pm    

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

 

Wednesday 11th December :  Quaker Meeting House,  South Terrace, Hastings                      2 pm

The Local Meeting’s healing group meets this afternoon with tea and biscuits to follow. 

 

Sunday 22nd December :     (after Meeting for Worship)                                                                12.00 noon

The “sharing group” today considers what is the significance of Christmas for Quakers.

 

Sunday 22nd December :    (after Meeting for Worship)                                                                       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. 

 

Wednesday  25th December :   Quaker Meeting House,  South Terrace, Hastings              10.30 am

An extra Meeting for Worship as we traditionally do at this time of year. A chance to get away from the business and commercialism of the holiday season and reflect on what it all really means.

 

Sunday 29th  December :   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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