Southport Quakers

Inter Faith Week November 2019 – Preston Quakers: People Who Inspire My Quaker Faith

On Sunday 17 November, the final day of Inter Faith Week 2019, Preston Quakers and Preston Faith Forum jointly organised a discussion on the theme ‘People Who Inspire My Quaker Faith’. The event was held at the Quaker Meeting House from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Janet from Southport Quakers was among those who attended (two Muslims, one Bahá’í and nine Quakers). Three members of […]

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Christmas Party 2019!

On Sunday December 1st, the Southport Quakers held their annual Christmas event. We started with a half hour Meeting, followed by cups of tea and coffee all round while we were entertained by Elainer (aged 9) on the violin, playing a variety of Christmas carols. The violin is not an easy instrument to play and Eleaner played with ease and enjoyment. She also gave us […]

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Arts & Crafts: October & November

On 21st October, Sheila showed us how to make little boxes from patterned paper. The method she showed us was easy to follow and the results were pleasing. The method would be adaptable in a thicker material and in different sizes. I made three boxes for my three youngest grandchildren and put a £5 note in each and a small tin of Impeachmints. See separate […]

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Quaker Regional Gathering (with Teenage General Meeting)

Peace is not a fairy tale: Rediscovering our Peace Testimony in our personal and corporate lives, in an age of uncertainty, conflict and chaos. Introduced by Paul IngramConsultant, British American Security Information Council I don’t very often manage to get to Regional events, but was so glad that I did so last week. The place was Liverpool Meeting House and the theme was the Peace […]

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Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles, by Sheila Galligan

This morning I missed our usual Quaker Meeting as I’d been invited to accompany two friends, Anastasia and Dimitrios, to their Greek Orthodox Church in Leyland.  It was part of my need to be ‘open to new light from whatever source’ and was an experience not to be missed. The community, which includes lots of different nationalities, felt warm and welcoming – in other words […]

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Thoughts on Coming to Meeting, by Thomas and Lauren

Catherine Martin asked her children Thomas and Lauren what they thought about coming to Southport Quaker Meeting. This is what they had to say: Thomas’ feelings (age 13) In Children’s meeting “We talk about Quaker things. It can sometimes be hard (sitting in silence) because I don’t like awkward silences but it’s a good time to think about things. Last time at meeting we wrote […]

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Quaker Week: Marcia’s Quaker Story

Even as a young child, I was always interested in religion. I went to a Church of England School which was a lovely environment. The vicar came in to tell us Bible stories. I was fascinated. I particularly remember the story of St Christopher carrying the Christ child across the river (not Biblical, but fascinating to a young child). My parents didn’t go to Church […]

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Formby Quiet Time

On the first Friday of each month there is a time of silent worship In the Quaker tradition at St Peter’s Church, Green Lane, Formby L37 7DL. The meeting opens at 10.30am and ends at 11am with coffee. If you would like a time of reflection and peace do come and join us. Everyone is very welcome. On Friday December 6th at 10.30am we are […]

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Quaker Week: My Journey to the Society of Friends, by Sheila Galligan

When I first visited Southport Meeting in 1990 I definitely felt a sense of ‘home-coming’. This seemed to be a place where I belonged and could grow. It had been a long and searching journey with some sadness which I still feel at the loss of my original church. I was born in 1951, the fourth child of a family of seven children. We were […]

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07 July 2019: A Report by Elainer Matthews, Aged 8

At children’s meeting on the 7th July, the topic was homes and what makes them. Elainer had this to say: I said Beds  and  piano,  kettle,  animals,  garden,   food,  and  cookbooks.   I love  my    house    I love     my    mum .     My   bed is    so   comfy.   What    if     you     didn’t     have      a     house      you     would     be     upset      on      the     ground       on     the     floor     in     town. I   […]

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