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As Covid restrictions are lifted in England, Quaker Meetings are considering how to continue to offer Meeting for Worship and other services whilst remianing safe, following 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

New Book: ‘Quaker Rebels’ - Leslie Denis (an American Quaker, based in France) shares her new book about two US Quaker suffragists who came to Birmingham in the 1910s: I am happy to announce the publication of my new book, Susanna and Alice: Quaker Rebels,… Continue Reading
Shaping Woodbrooke’s Future - Woodbrooke have released a statement which gives information for Friends about the future of Woodbrooke Learning & Research, as well as their site in Birmingham. Woodbrooke is an independent charity, not directly under the auspices of Central England Quaker or… Continue Reading
Newsletter now available online & in print - Please look out for the latest edition of Roundabout Central England which is being distributed to Meetings. If you would like extra copies some are available from Peace Hub, you are welcome to drop-in and collect some mid-week. You can… Continue Reading
New Location for Solihull Meeting - Solihull Friends have a new location for their Meeting For Worship. From Sun 7th August 2022 at 10am Solihull Quakers will hold face-to-face Meeting for Worship at Solihull Methodist Community Centre every Sunday. Getting there: the church building is on… Continue Reading
More resources on the Swarthmore Lecture - Many Friends will have already seen this year's Swarthmore Lecture, but for those who haven't it is availble as a video. There will be a chance to watch together at Cotteridge Meeting on Fri 2nd September. The Swarthmore Lecture takes… Continue Reading

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Events

  • Day Retreat for Quakers who Work in Mental Health 20/08/2022 at Selly Oak Quaker Meeting House, Selly Oak, Birmingham. – A day to care for yourself, to reflect, to rest.  All Friends who work in mental health in any capacity, in paid employment or doing voluntary work, are welcome. We will come together, share in worship, there will be gentle, optional activities, there will be space to be quiet, time…

  • Living Witness Gathering 26/08/2022 - 29/08/2022 at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Selly Oak, Birmingham. All Change! Making paths on shifting ground. – Living Witness supports the development of spirit-led approaches to sustainable living among Quakers and in the wider society. Prophet, healer, rebel, mystic, helper, builder…? Have you found a niche in the ecosystem of responses to the climate and ecological crisis? How can we support, challenge and care for each other…

  • Watch the Swarthmore Lecture together 02/09/2022 at Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham. – Cotteridge Quakers, in conjunction with the CEQ Responding to Racism group, are inviting all local Friends to a showing of the 2022 Swarthmore Lecture by Helen Minnis. In the lecture Helen spoke from her experience as a scientist and a Quaker, addressing issues of white privilege within the Quaker movement…

  • Film Night at Coventry Film Night at Coventry 08/09/2022 at Coventry Quaker Meeting House, Coventry. The Man Who Sued God – No August screening, but on Thursday 8th September at 7pm we will be watching The Man Who Sued God a 2001 Australian comedy film starring Billy Connolly and Judy Davis . Coventry Quakers  invite you to join our Film Night, held on the second Thursday of every month. This features movies…

  • Quaker Concerns Study Group 12/09/2022 Online. Quaker Values in Education – The next meeting in this series hosted on Zoom by Bournville Local Meeting will be on Monday September 12 at 7.30pm. The topic on this occasion will be "Quaker Values in Education" and will be led by David Day of Cockermouth Local Meeting. More details will be provided in subsequent issues of the weekly newsfeed. Meeting ID: 874 4299 2086 Password: George


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