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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.

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Historic Quaker journals available for exhibitions - Stourbridge Meeting has copies of the original editions of George Fox’s Journal and Epistles, the Collected Works of William Penn, and Besse’s Sufferings of the People called Quakers, with a few other early Quaker books.   If any other Meeting in Central… Continue Reading
Refugee Week events and resources - CEQ Asylum Group, share information and resource which may be helpful to any Meetings planning to take any action during Refugee Week (15th-23rd June). Updated with reports of recent events. The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) has produced a… Continue Reading
Remembering Barbara Groombridge - Friends were saddened to hear of the death of Barbara Groombridge of Walsall Meeting in February. A memorial meeting will be held for Barbara on Saturday 15 June 2024 at 2.00pm at Bull Street Quaker Meeting House.  A light lunch… Continue Reading
Church Leaders’ Joint Statement ahead of the Election - 21 senior leaders of Churches based in and around the West Midlands (including Rhiannon Grant on behalf of Central England Quakers) have signed a joint statement ahead of the General Election of 4 July. In the joint statement, the Church… Continue Reading
Yearly Meeting 2024 – registration now open - Note that Registration for adults at YM will be open until 7th July, and for 0-15s programme until 15th June. Britain Yearly Meeting 2024 will take place in London over the weekend of 26–30 July. Yearly Meeting Agenda Committee explain… Continue Reading

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Events

  • Area Meeting June 2024 Area Meeting June 2024 22/06/2024 at Cotteridge Meeting House, Birmingham. Workshop 10:00-13:00, Business 14:00-17:00 – An all-day Area Meeting, with a workshop in the morning 10.30am-12.30pm (arrivals and drinks from 10am), lunch which will be provided, and then business 2pm-5pm. The workshop will be organised by the Responding to Racism group and will be on the theme of Climate Change and Racism. The workshop will…

  • Climate Fresk Workshop Climate Fresk Workshop 23/06/2024 at Cotteridge Meeting House, Birmingham. Note the change of date – Want to help tackle climate change but don’t have the time to become a climate scientist? Play your part in the climate transition by joining the Climate Fresk movement! Harriet Martin of Cotteridge Meeting will be leading this workshop. The workshop offers you the possibility to get on top of…

  • Create and Connect at Cotteridge Create and Connect at Cotteridge 26/06/2024 at Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham. Final session. Decorate cloth bags, hosting women from Restore. Women only. – Do you enjoy creative activities? Come and join in art/craft projects supplied by us, in a companionable, relaxed atmosphere. We will provide hot drinks and light refreshments. In this final session we will be using fabric pens to decorate cloth bags, hosting women from Restore. Women only for this session.…

  • Visit-Another-Meeting-Sundays Visit-Another-Meeting-Sundays 30/06/2024 at Quaker Meetings across Central England , . – At recent CEQ events the need to build fellowship by worshipping with other Meetings has been a recurring topic of discussion. Elders and Pastoral Friends Support Group would like to suggest an informal intervisitation plan in response to this need. 5th Sundays in a month are extra Sundays – let’s use them! Let’s call them… Visit-Another-Meeting-Sundays. And on 5th Sundays in (the rest of) 2023 and 2024 encourage Friends and Meetings to go visiting.

  • George Fox Pilgrimage and Concert George Fox Pilgrimage and Concert 14/07/2024 at Selly Oak Meeting House, Birmingham. Pilgrimage1-4pm; Concert 5-6.30pm – A pilgrimage and concert to mark 400 years since the birth of George Fox, one of the founders of Quakerism. All ages, families and friends welcome. Free event but please register in advance to help with planning: Register for George Fox Pilgrimage & Concert This event is organised by Central…

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