AndysManClub

Some of you may know that I have recently started a branch of AndysManClub in Preston, Lancashire. AndysManClub was started in 2016 by Luke Ambler, a well known Yorkshire Rugby Player, when his brother in law, Andy Roberts, took his own life on a Monday. Luke had been at a family get together only the week before and Luke recalls talking to Andy. Andy was […]

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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: https://qfp.quaker.org.uk/ A searchable online Bible: https://www.biblegateway.com/

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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: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/benjamin-lay-abolitionism-racism-slavery-dwarfism-quaker

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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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