Access to Religious Texts Online

Southport Friends may find the following resources useful for personal worship and study while access to the Meeting House materials is limited: Quaker Faith & Practice Online: A searchable online Bible:

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COVID Notice – For All Meeting House Users

While the COVID-19 pandemic is waning, Southport Meeting House wishes to continue to ensure the safety of all individuals and groups. The building is deep-cleaned on a regular basis. For everybody’s well-being, we still ask users to adhere to social distancing rules and follow enhanced hygiene measures. We ask group leaders to be responsible for enforcing rules in their groups and for keeping a register […]

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Reopening Dates: May 2021

Southport Quakers Return: 23rd May Support Groups (up to 6 people): 17th May Reopening for All Groups (lockdown lifted): 21st June Please be aware that these dates are subject to change depending on the government roadmap.

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Quaker Reflection: January 2021

May you always remember that the obstacles in the path are not obstacles – they are the path. Today I have been looking through and sorting out my Documents Folders, especially the poems and readings I was considering when planning Matthew’s funeral. A lot of wise words. And then a particular one (above) struck me as relevant to our present situation. It would be easier if our […]

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Lockdown Part 3

What a strange year we’ve had. After the first lockdown in Spring, when the wonderful weather made everything tolerable, we now find ourselves in a third lockdown in Winter. It is so different. I still try to take a daily walk but I don’t tend to go so far or on routes that are very muddy. I’m so looking forward to snowdrops, daffodils and magnolia blossoming in the next […]

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A Remarkable 18th Century Quaker

Southport Friends may be interested to learn about this fascinating figure from the 18th century, who spent a lifetime fighting prejudice (even amongst fellow Quakers) and was ahead of his time in many ways:

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Winter Wildflowers

Greetings to nature loving Friends. Cow parsley thinking it must be spring, earth star fungus, a very pinkish hogweed all by the canal at Halsall, and winter heliotrope in Aughton. Brian

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Quaker Week 2020: What Does Being a Quaker Mean to Me?

With Quaker Week 2020, Southport Friends have been reflecting on what being a Quaker means to them. Sheila Galligan I have been a Quaker now for almost thirty years – and as I wasn’t born into Quakerism, I still feel ‘new’ to membership. There has been a lot to learn – procedures, business meetings, what is acceptable and what is not, standing up and being […]

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Beekeeping at Southport Meeting House

My name is Sue Hornby and I have been beekeeping for sixteen years. For at least ten of those years I have kept some colonies at the Friends Meeting House in Southport. The garden is a pleasant, peaceful enclosed area and at the moment I have two colonies there. The bees are gentle creatures and go pleasantly about their business. There have been one or […]

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Lockdown Activities

During the Covid-19 lockdown Southport Quakers have been keeping busy in various ways. Marcia and Tony have kindly shared with us some photos of their recent (socially distanced!) adventures in Formby and Freshfield, plus a vintage piece of sheet music that has regained its relevancy in these isolating times. Meanwhile, Elizabeth took some pictures of the Meeting House front garden in bloom for everybody currently […]

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