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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

Together With Refugees - CEQ Peace Committee, and our project Peace Hub are supporting a new campaign Together With Refugees. Quakers are invited to show support by making and displaying orange hearts, and writing to MPs. The UK government is planning to introduce new… Continue Reading
Simpler, more inclusive and sustainable? - Britain Yearly Meeting Trustee Ellie Harding invites Quakers in Central England to engage with national work looking at Simplifying Structures. The pandemic has changed how we build communities, work together and spiritually connect with others. Local and area meetings have… Continue Reading
Trustee’s Annual Report & Accounts - The CEQ Trustees’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 31 December 2020 were approved by CEQ Trustees, and submitted to the Charity Commission, in September 2021, and can be viewed or downloaded below.  CEQ Trustees Report Accounts 2020Download… Continue Reading
red cruiser bike parked on metal bike stand Free Bike Stands - Many Quaker Meeting Houses already have bicycle infrastructure, but those that don't may be interested in this offer: Park That Bike which is a charity supported by Transport for West Midlands is offering free bike stands (although they do not… Continue Reading
George Fox shortlisted for Green Plaque - Leicestershire County Council Green Plaques are awarded to people and places in and around the county, nominated and voted for by the public. They are similar to blue plaques in other places. The shortlist for the current round of voting… Continue Reading

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Events

  • Safeguarding Training 04/11/2021 Online. – CEQ Safeguarding Team invite those holding the following roles in CEQ to join safeguarding training this autumn / winter: Trustees, Clerks, Safeguarding Leads, Children's Meeting Convenors and Elders & Overseers The training will focus on the new Safeguarding Toolkit which supports the new CEQ Safeguarding Policy. There are four alternative…

  • Faiths join the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice Faiths join the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice 06/11/2021 at gather at Millennium Point, Birmingham. – Quakers in Central England are invited to join the Faith Block on the Birmingham March for the Climate.  As the COP26 climate talks begin in Glasgow, people will be standing up for climate justice around the UK.  The COP26 Coalition hope that 250,000 people will march across every major city.…

  • Interfaith Blessing & Open Mic Sharing for Climate Justice Interfaith Blessing & Open Mic Sharing for Climate Justice 06/11/2021 at The Priory Rooms, Birmingham. – All are welcome to join this interfaith blessing and open mic sharing of our faith perspectives on climate justice, hosted by CEQ Climate Emergency Action, and organised together with Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future). As the COP26 climate talks begin in Glasgow, faith communities and individuals in Birmingham…

  • Approaching the Bible 06/11/2021 Online. 1. Mimesis & Mimetic Rivalry – A new series of Bible Study sessions led by Hillary Johnson, examining different stories from the Hebrew Bible that reflect the thinking of theologian and social scientist Rene Girard. For details of the Zoom link, please contact Claire Bowman.

  • Safeguarding Training 08/11/2021 Online. – CEQ Safeguarding Team invite those holding the following roles in CEQ to join safeguarding training this autumn / winter: Trustees, Clerks, Safeguarding Leads, Children's Meeting Convenors and Elders & Overseers The training will focus on the new Safeguarding Toolkit which supports the new CEQ Safeguarding Policy. There are four alternative…


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