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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Children’s Meeting 02 February 2020

At February children’s meeting we were considering privilege. We listened to the Rainbow Fish story when a fish made friends by sharing his sparkly scales. We talked about what made us lucky – friends, home, family and how other people didn’t have these things. Finally we made snakes and ladders games with the lucky things as ladders and the snakes as difficulties people may face. […]

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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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26th June 2019: Haskayne Wildflower Walk

Wildflower Walk in Haskayne Railway Cuttings Nature Reserve on Wednesday 26th June 2019 Five friends (Elizabeth, Janet, Sue, Tony and Marcia) met Brian Wilby on the road out of the small hamlet of Barton, to look at a variety of flowers in the Railway Cutting Nature Reserve near Haskayne. A beautiful evening with sunlight and a gentle breeze. Brian had done a recce and identified […]

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March News from Southport Quakers

Last Sunday afternoon (3 rd March), 6 Friends from Southport and Wigan attended a wonderful celebration at Trinity Methodist Church in Croston. We had been invited by Dilys Lightfoot who contacted Elizabeth Rowland Elliott several months ago. In July 1939, Olga Bergmann Gabanyi boarded the last Kindertransport out of Prague and made a new life for herself with Norman and Merci Cardwell in Croston.  Her […]

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27th January 2019: Christmas Party!

On Sunday 27 January 2019 we held our Christmas party. After the Meeting for Worship there was a delicious bring-and-share lunch, which was followed by a variety of entertainment. This began with an excellent performance of the first and third movements of Dvorak’s Sonatina in G major (Op. 100) for violin and piano, played respectively by Chris and Brian. After this, there was poetry. First, […]

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