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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

pile of books Books Available! - Since Edgbaston meeting was laid down, a number of books from their library are now looking for a new home. There are a range of books of interest to Quakers, available for free to anyone in Central England on a… Continue Reading
Quakers Join the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice - Climate Justice Rally & March Around 3,000 people, including a number of Central England Quakers, joined the COP26 Climate Justice rally in Birmingham on 6th Nov, at the mid-point of the COP26 UN climate summit. We gathered at Millennium Point… Continue Reading
Inspirational Artwork in Coventry - Coventry Quaker Pete Duckworth reflects on an artwork hosted by the city's cathedral, encouraging a different perspective on our shared Earth: You may be aware that Coventry is acting as UK City of Culture this year. However not all the… Continue Reading
Poem for Remembrance - Bournville Quaker Claire Bowman has written this impromptu poem for their Remembrance Day Meditation, which Quakers might like to use in our reflections this Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. It starts with a translation of the words of the Pie… Continue Reading
Hidden Quaker History in Coventry - Eleanor Nesbitt explores the history of Coventry's Draper Hall, designed by Quaker architect Thomas Rickman, as it is restored as part of Coventry City of Culture: Spotlight on Quaker architect Thomas Rickman, on a royal birthday and young people’s music-making… Continue Reading

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Events

  • Orange Heart Workshops 30/11/2021 at Peace Hub, Birmingham. – Make your own orange heart, and show that you stand Together With Refugees. Our project Peace Hub is hosting regular crafting workshops every Tuesday in November to make an orange heart in support of Together with Refugees.  We’ll provide materials, with options for sewing, painting, collaging, printing and/or colouring.  All…

  • Approaching the Bible 04/12/2021 Online. 3. Strangers in the Midst – 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.

  • Christmas Parcel Packing 2021 (session 1) Christmas Parcel Packing 2021 (session 1) 10/12/2021 at Selly Oak Quaker Meeting House, Selly Oak, Birmingham. – We are looking forward to our annual evening of fun, packing Christmas parcels for the families of prisoners and others and hope that many of you will join us.  There are packing session on Friday evening and Saturday morning: you are welcome to come to either or both. We will…

  • Christmas Parcel Packing 2021 (session 2) Christmas Parcel Packing 2021 (session 2) 11/12/2021 at Selly Oak Quaker Meeting House, Selly Oak, Birmingham. – We are looking forward to our annual morning of fun, packing Christmas parcels for the families of prisoners and others and hope that many of you will join us.  There are packing session on Friday evening and Saturday morning: you are welcome to come to either or both. We will…

  • Safeguarding Surgery Safeguarding Surgery 14/12/2021 Online. – Your Safeguarding team, Carole, Marina and Tricia are holding monthly Consultation Surgeries on zoom between December 2021 and March 2022. Apply for a link to tricia.bradbury42@gmail.com if you have any worries or concerns about the new Safeguarding Policy.  These surgeries will enable you to raise any questions and give you…


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