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Quaker Meetings are considering how and when to reopen for meeting for worship, in accordance with government guidance and advice from CEQ trustees and Britain Yearly Meeting. Some Quaker Meetings are reopening now or in the near future with measures in place, others may remain closed for some time. Please check directly with Meetings about when and how they plan to open, before travelling.

Some Quaker Meetings may continue to hold remote meeting for worship, please check with individual Meetings for details. Woodbrooke are offering online meeting for worship, which anyone is welcome to join.

Central England Quakers is a group of Quaker Meetings within the Midlands: including the cities of Birmingham and Coventry, the Black Country, and the surrounding areas.  Join us for Meeting for Worship, and to experience friendship and community.

News

CEQ Annual Report 2019 - Central England Area Quaker Meeting is a registered charity and each year is required to file the Trustees Annual Report and Accounts with the Charity Commission. A printed copy of this is available for the CEQ office or it can… Continue Reading
Modern Slavery highlighted at Peace Hub - Our project Peace Hub reopened on 8th September, with a new theme in partnership with Medaille Trust: Refuge & Freedom: How can we work together to combat modern slavery? Although it's a tough subject to talk about, modern slavery could… Continue Reading
Area Meeting Office & Projects Reopen (but note closure 16-25 Sept) - Area Meeting Office The Area Meeting Office is now open after 5 months closure because of the Covid 19 pandemic. However, please note that the Secretary will be on leave from 16th to 25th September. The necessary risk assessments have… Continue Reading
The front of Coventry Quaker meeting house, including the garden, welcome sign, telegraph pole, next door building Coventry Meeting goes Hi-Tech – nearly - Check the photo above carefully, it reveals why Coventry Quaker Meeting is not yet online. Coventry Meeting was an early adopter of Zoom. Friends here have valued being able to meet together and break through the boundaries of lockdown to… Continue Reading
Interfaith statement on Birmingham’s climate commitments - Footsteps’ Statement re: R20 Taskforce Report Sept 2020 In May 2019 following discernment at area meeting, Central England Quakers endorsed a letter that Footsteps - Faiths for a Low Carbon Future was sending (with the support of the Birmingham Faith… Continue Reading

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Events

  • Creative Day Creative Day 03/10/2020 at Northfield Meeting House, Birmingham.  Nine of us returned to Northfield for social crafting on 5th September . We met in the meeting room with the doors and windows open for ventilation. Dianna says she is wearing her thermals in October. I will be buying insulated trousers before October. So please dress warmly with layers…

  • Pastoral Role-holders Online Get-together 10/10/2020 Online.  Calling all CEQ Pastoral Care teams, Elderseers, Overseers & Elders! Friends appointed to any of these roles are warmly invited to a Zoom get-together during which we will be looking at how the pandemic has affected our Meetings and how we have responded to the challenges thrown up by it.…


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