Central England Quakers Events
Meaningful Textiles Exhibition
11:00 am - 5:00 pm on 21/11/2023 - 13/12/2023 at Peace Hub, 41 Bull Street, B4 6AF.
As part of their current theme A Burning Issue, our project Peace Hub is hosting an exhibition: ‘Meaningful Textiles – Creation and the Environment’. A set of embroideries by Pamela Pavitt, these beautiful, intricate works invite us to reflect on questions of climate justice, and get inspired to take action. Many thanks to Westhill Endowment for the loan of this exhibition (if your Meeting is interested in hosting it in future, you can get in touch with Westhill). The exhibition is now open at the Hub for you to enjoy! Pop into Peace Hub between 21st November and 13th December, between 11am and 5pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to view the exhibition and get inspired. Read more on the Peace Hub website. Image: ‘Earth’ and ‘Fire’ by Pamela Pavitt, from the Meaningful Textiles Exhibition.
Christmas Concert for Human Rights
3:00 pm on 10/12/2023 at Bournville Quaker Meeting House, 65 Linden Rd, B30 1JT.
Bournville Quakers are hosting this annual concert for human rights, organised by Amnesty International Bournville Group and Freedom from Torture. Featuring Music, Song, Dance and Spoken word on International Human Rights Day. Café, refreshments and stalls from 2pm, concert starts at 3pm. Admission £8 - Free to Under-16s. All proceeds to Amnesty International and Freedom From Torture. For information and tickets email email@example.com or pay on the door. Train to Bournville station (10minutes walk) Buses 11 and 27 Parking – lots of on street parking plus the shoppers’ car park behind Bournville Green shops.
Bournville Lunchtime Concerts
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm on 15/12/2023 at Bournville Quaker Meeting House, 65 Linden Rd, B30 1JT.
Bournville Quakers invite you to a series of lunchtime concerts. Free admission - retiring collection Tea, coffee and biscuits available from midday - bring your own sandwiches / packed lunch The Concerts have their own newsletter: subscribe.
Film Showing at Barnt Green
7:00 pm on 15/12/2023 at Barnt Green & Redditch Quaker Meeting House, 6 Sandhills Rd, B45 8NR .
Barnt Green & Redditch Quakers invite you to join them at their monthly film showing. This month: The last Ealing Comedy: Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians! We are using a Church Video License. This permits us to show a very wide range of films and videos as long as we do not advertise them in advance, or charge for admission. We are only allowed to name the titles inside our building, so anyone wanting to know the titles should visit our premises. We can advise the themes of the films and the dates when we are showing them. You can treat the descriptions as a quiz – “Guess which film this is!!” Friends are planning a season of films over the winter holiday period. We will seek to see if there is the demand for films and shared meals on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day when many people are alone. Feed-Back would be welcome. We plan to show a series of three films about returning to the future between Christmas and New year.
Meeting for Worship on the Winter Solstice
7:00 pm on 22/12/2023 at , , .
The Midlands Quakers for Climate Justice and Sustainability Group is a network of Friends from across the region who share a concern about the climate and ecological emergency. In addition to their regular sessions this autumn, the group will also be holding a Meeting for Worship for the Earth on Zoom on the Winter Solstice (22nd December). At the turn of the year’s light, we’ll meet together in worshipful prayer, contemplation and celebration of our beautiful planet. This will be our last session of 2023. All are welcome. Register to receive the Zoom details. The Midlands Quakers for Climate Justice and Sustainability Group is a peer support group for any Friends concerned about Climate Justice. It is open to the whole of the Midlands region (including CEQ), and is convened by Sarah Shaw, the East Midlands Local Development Worker. For further information about joining these sessions, or to sign up for the monthly e-bulletin, please contact Sarah Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Day on 31/12/2023 at , , .
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. King's Heath Meeting would particularly like to invite new and not-so-new Friends to join them.
Midlands Quakers for Climate Justice and Sustainability Group
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm on 15/01/2024 at , , .
The Midlands Quakers for Climate Justice and Sustainability Group is a network of Friends from across the region who share a concern about the climate and ecological emergency. The first session of 2024 will follow the usual format, where we’ll hear from a speaker and have time for questions and discussion afterwards. This month: Caroline Series (Warwick LM) and Jonathan Riddell (Alton LM) on Quaker Concern Over Population (QCOP). Register to receive the Zoom details. The Midlands Quakers for Climate Justice and Sustainability Group is a peer support group for any Friends concerned about Climate Justice. It is open to the whole of the Midlands region (including CEQ), and is convened by Sarah Shaw, the East Midlands Local Development Worker. For further information about joining these sessions, or to sign up for the monthly e-bulletin, please contact Sarah Shaw at email@example.com
Area Meeting January 2024
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm on 27/01/2024 at Bull Street Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, B4 6AF.
Our Area Business Meeting is a special type of Meeting for Worship used to make decisions: from how Quakers spend our money, to adopting a Concern. Agenda items deadline 9th January. Any Member can attend these meetings and take part in decision making: if you are an attender and would like to attend, please ask an Elder or Pastoral Care Friend at your local meeting. The meeting will be chaired by a Clerk, who will introduce items of business to be discussed, and allow questions to be asked. Members of the meeting sit silently in worship, reflecting on the matter in hand and try to Discern the way forward. Read more about Quaker structures. Image: Friends Meeting at Cambridge, MA.