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Upcoming Events

Banner reading "Friendly Bible Study"

Friendly Bible Study – 7th of each month at 7.30 pm on Zoom

Please email nsfriendlybiblestudy@yahoo.com for the Zoom link

Open to all members and attenders of Staffordshire Quakers

September 2021

Banner reading
"CAMINO
Walking for Life on Earth
Join us
Newcastle to Leek"

Walking for Life on Earth – Sunday 26th September 2021

Public event

People of North Staffs!

We invite you to join CAMINO to COP – A pilgrimage for climate justice!

Climate change activists are walking from London and Bristol to join the COP26 international climate change conference in Glasgow.

On Sunday 26th September walkers will be heading from Newcastle and walking 12.7 miles to Leek where an event with activities will be held.

We are encouraging local people who care about CLIMATE JUSTICE to join the walk, either for the full day or a partial distance.

Bring your banners, your flags and the urgent message that our governments must ACT NOW to stop climate change!

Bring sturdy shoes and everything you’ll need for the walk too! A map of the route is available here – https://www.plotaroute.com/routecollection/6856?units=miles

Meet at 9am ready for a 9:30am start at Newcastle Quaker Meeting House, 2 Miller Street, ST5 1QJ. The walk will finish at St. Luke’s, Fountain Street, Leek, ST13 6JSFor more details visit the CAMINO to COP website – https://caminotocop.com

Staffordshire Quaker Newsletters and other news

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
GERBERAS
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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