Elders & Overseers ‘Getting To Know Each Other Day’

13/01/2018, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

at Bull Street Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham

All Elders, Overseers and Pastoral Carers of Central England Quakers are invited, and especially those taking on the role for the new triennium from January 2018. Please check with the others in your meeting and encourage as many as possible to turn out – we hope that this event will help with understanding our roles and getting to know one another.

There is a variety of practice across the Area Meeting with some meetings having Elder/Overseers and others separate Elders, and Overseers. Some meetings also have Pastoral Care groups. We will share notes on different ways of offering care in the meeting.

RSVP for lunch numbers (including any special dietary needs) fishpool@go-plus.net  or if you cannot e-mail leave message on 07814781473.


  • Exploring hopes and fears in a confidential setting
  • Getting to know each other, sharing stories and asking questions
  • Understanding sources of support beyond ourselves and the local meeting


10.00 Arrivals & drinks

10.30 Welcome and gathering Worship

10.45 Introductory round

11.00 Opportunity to air anxieties and hopes, and ask questions

11.55 Information about resources that can help us in our roles

12.05 Looking at the relevant parts of Quaker Faith & Practice in groups

12.40 Meeting for Worship

13.00 Lunch and informal conversation to enable Friends to make connections across the area meeting with fellow office holders, ask questions, express excitements and air anxieties in an informal setting.

Please bring your Quaker Faith & Practice and a pen.

Facilitated by Jane Holt (Warwick) and Peter Fishpool (Cotteridge)
Area Meeting Elders & Overseers Support Group.

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Bull Street Quaker Meeting House
40 Bull Street Birmingham B4 6AF