Informal groups meet in the homes of members of the Meeting.
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Exploring Spiritual Paths
The group meets on the third Thursday evening of the month to explore, expand and deepen their individual spiritual journeys.
Themes can include:
Christianity and the Quaker journey
Quaker tolerance: how far?
Upholding the Quaker Peace Testimony
Simplicity in a complex consumer society
Spiritual perspectives on living and dying
The spiritual paths of other faiths
Events/people that have significantly shifted your spiritual journey.
The Book Group meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm, at intervals of about six weeks.
Our practice is to read a wide range of books, from occasional non-fiction to poetry and fiction, contemporary/classical, and to consider their interest, pleasures and ultimate value for us as individual Friends. As members of the Quaker community, we tend to choose books that offer more than fleeting entertainment, and they may have a specific Quaker relevance.
The evening begins with a moment's silence, and then the proposer very briefly introduces the book, and discussion follows.
Recent choices have included:
The Lives of Animals by C.J. Coetzee
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
Adam Bede by George Eliot
The Music Room by William Fiennes
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Camberwell Beauty and other Stories by V.S. Pritchett
We have also had several evenings of poetry reading.
The group meets monthly at 7.30 pm for about an hour. Sessions take the form of a collective meditation in which we send out healing thoughts to those suffering from illness or difficult life situations. This includes both named individuals and groups of people in general. It may also include animals and situations, such as conflicts, natural disasters, etc.
We do not pray for particular outcomes but simply ‘tune into’ the Holy Spirit so that we may be channels of its healing power.
The group is affiliated to the Friends Fellowship of Healing,
a national Quaker charity dedicated to the promotion of the healing ministry.