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Staffordshire Quaker Newsletter – October 2021

Peter Holland (Stone Meeting) with the climate activists at Stone Peace Pole.
  • Ecological Justice: On the way to Glasgow
  • A weekend at Glenthorne
  • Remembering Hiroshima as the UK plans rearmament
  • Hats and things – Maggie Hunt (Leek Meeting) with the tally of things made for local charities.
  • Letter from Sally Phillips, former member of Stafford Meeting
  • Angela Glendenning – these excerpts from ‘Settling’ a project exploring migration to Stoke on Trent tell some of the life story of Angela, an attender at Stoke Meeting since 2003 and founder of ASHA
  • What is ASHA? – about the Stoke charity working with asylum seekers and refugees in North Staffordshire
  • Ecological Spirituality: An Area Meeting Exploration – Damon Hoppe (Stafford Meeting) led a session on the spiritual roots of the Earth Testimony; Changing ourselves, changing the word – various inspiring quotes
  • Ecobricks workshop at Leek Meeting House – an account of the workshop by Linda Skellam (Leek Meeting)
  • Ecological Living: Slightly greener – Peter Moore (Leek Meeting) on greening his home; Tender plant care by John Nicholls (Wolverhampton Meeting)
  • Violence against women: Are Quakers missing in action? – John Babb (Wolverhampton Meeting) reflects on the peace testimony in relation to violence against women; When women should set the agenda by John Nicholls (Wolverhampton Meeting).
  • A warm welcome to flexible Meeting for Worship by Anne Orme (Staffordshire Area Meeting

Staffordshire Quaker Newsletter – June 2021

Image showing people featured in the June 2021 issue of the Staffordshire Quaker Newsletter
  • Sculptor – Rosemary Barnett (Stone Meeting) on her life as a sculptor and designing the Quaker Service Memorial.
  • Spiritual Activist – the life and work of Alastair McIntosh, activist for social and environmental change by Rob Horton (formerly Stafford Meeting)
  • Crystallographer Dame Kathleen Lonsdale – an early pioneer of X-ray crystallography and a dedicated peace activist on the 50th anniversary of her death. By Shirley Torrens (Stoke Meeting)
  • Greenpeace Sea Captain Jon Bideford – Testimony to his life by Janet Baker (Lichfield Meeting)
  • Prison Chaplain – by Maggie Hunt (Leek Meeting)
  • Death of Lorna Farmer, former Stoke Meeting Clerk by Shirley Torrens (Stoke Meeting)
  • An Exacting Mistress (book review) – Antony Barlow of Croydon Meeting talks about his book based on the correspondence between his parents, Joan and Ralph, during the two years when Ralph was Deputy Director of the Friends’ Ambulance Unit.

Staffordshire Quaker Newsletter – February 2021

Image of gerberas and a poem
The gerberas in my bouquet
Have wire,
Stiffening weak stems, so they
Can turn their best face
To the day.
Perhaps we too must cheat.
Need wire
just now, to help us greet
Calmly and with grace
All those we meet.
by Andy Collins, Leek Meeting
  • Colin Mortimer: Over 90 years a Quaker by Eunice Mortimer (Stoke Meeting)
  • Remembering Peter Turner of Leek Meeting
  • Poems for our Times – White Chestnut by Sandra Chamber (Stafford Meeting) in remembrance of Holocaust Memorial Day, A Beginner’s Poem by Eileen Langford (Stoke Meeting), The Hill We Climb by Keith Berry (Wolverhampton Meeting), Gerberas by Andy Collins (Leek Meeting).
  • Deep Adaption, Biodiversity and Sustainability – A concern for Area Meeting. Including: diagram on Deep Adaption used by Damon Hoppe (Stafford Meeting0 in a talk to AM, Wild about Cannock Chase by Roger Oldfield (Stafford Meeting), Trent Talks by Rob Horton (Stafford Meeting), Recycling the Unrecyclable by Anne Orme (Stoke Meeting), Sustainability and Chocolate by Peter Kent-Baguley (Leek Meeting).
  • Our Brush with Covid by Linda Skellam (Leek Meeting)
  • Prayer Old and New

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