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As Covid restrictions continue to evolve, Quaker Meetings are considering if, how and when to offer meeting for worship and other services, in accordance with government guidance and advice from CEQ trustees and Britain Yearly Meeting. Please check directly with Meetings 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

Responding to the ‘New Plan for Immigration’ - Central England Quakers Peace Committee responds to the recent proposals by the Home Office, and suggests actions that Friends can take: We have taken note of the Home Office's 'New Plan for Immigration' and are dismayed by the attitudes and… Continue Reading
4 people with placards: concern for climate crisis, save our perfect planet Why a Climate Vigil? - A small group of Central England Quakers continues to hold a silent vigil in St Philip's Square each Wednesday afternoon. Selly Oak Quaker Cyril Bezant explains why he joins this act of witness: Why do I / we stand outside… Continue Reading
History Corner: Quakers & Immunisation - John Lampen of Stourbridge Quaker Meeting has been looking recently at the efforts of Quaker doctors to prevent smallpox outbreaks and develop mass immunity to the disease in the eighteenth century. It’s a fascinating story, and he's written a 6-page… Continue Reading
Build Back Better: New Economics Thinking - A small group of Central England Quakers recently explored the Build Back Better campaign, with a focus on New Economics thinking. Members of CEQ Climate Emergency Action (CEA) joined a workshop led by Peace Hub coordinator Pete Doubtfire to look… Continue Reading
Filming at Priory Rooms - Update: Andrew Callan, Priory Rooms Manager, explains special arrangement to allow filming to taking place on the site on revised dates: 29th April to 19th May, which other users will need to be aware of. The Priory Rooms is Central… Continue Reading

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Events

  • Area Meeting April 2021 Area Meeting April 2021 22/04/2021 Online. – Date of April Area Meeting has been confirmed as Thurs 22nd April, via Zoom. The agenda includes: Memorial Minute; Trustees Annual Report; Birmingham Churches Together: Anti-Racism Charter; Membership Matters; Nominations. Read the full area meeting papers in advance of the meeting. Details of the agenda and how to join will…

  • Just Theology: hope for a dividing world? 29/04/2021 Online. – CEQ Climate Emergency Action (CEA) recommend this workshop organised by Birmingham Anglican Climate Action. Just Theology: hope for a dividing world? A space to reflect together on how Christian faith might respond to the climate emergency with speakers: Anthony Reddie is the Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and…

  • Race and Privilege in Europe 12/05/2021 Online. Session 5: Our Place in Community – Bournville Meeting is hosting a monthly gathering on the second Wednesday of each month working its way through the book “Race and Privilege in Europe” published by Quaker Council for European Affairs. The session will run from January to June, 2021 from 10.30 to 11.30, on zoom.  Details for this…

  • Race and Privilege in Europe 09/06/2021 Online. Session 6: Justice – Bournville Meeting is hosting a monthly gathering on the second Wednesday of each month working its way through the book “Race and Privilege in Europe” published by Quaker Council for European Affairs. The session will run from January to June, 2021 from 10.30 to 11.30, on zoom.  Details for this…


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