Almeley Wootton Quaker Meeting

Our Coffee Morning in November raised £311. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported the Coffee Morning, and those who organised the event.



The next Area Meeting Residential week-end will be from 12–14 February 2016 at the Pioneer Centre, near Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire.

TITLE: Let your Life speak – it’s a 7-day-a-week thing! COST: £95 per head, children and young people will be funded by Area Meeting. Help with costs can be applied for from local meeting overseers. Single people pay no more than others. All welcome. Car sharing can be arranged as necessary.

 AT LUDLOW, as part of their Quaker Week outreach

On Wednesday 9 December, Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College Cambridge and formerly Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the 2015 Olivier Memorial Peace Lecture, on ‘Conflict, Peace and Justice’. Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Mill St., Ludlow, at 7.30 p.m. Tickets now on sale, £12 (concessions £10, students £5). Details and booking on the LAR website.



News from Meeting for Sufferings regarding a Concern from Southern Marches AM

At a Meeting for Sufferings held in London on Saturday 5 September 2015

Minute: MfS/15/09/09: ‘Memorial to the innocent victims of war at the National Memorial Arboretum’

We receive minute AM15/38 of Southern Marches Area Meeting held on 9 May 2015. Julian Rutherford [from Hereford Meeting and AM Representative on Meeting for Sufferings] has spoken to the concern, and asked Meeting for Sufferings to support it in working to create a memorial to the innocent victims of war at the National Memorial Arboretum.

We are glad to hear that the AM is planning to involve non-Quaker groups as well as Friends from other parts of Britain in the project. We have heard reservations about the use of the term ‘innocent’, but accept this as a working title, at least for the time being.

We support Southern Marches AM in this endeavour and encourage them to take the project forward.

Ethel Livermore, Clerk