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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lancaster University have been carrying out a research project into the early Quakers of the North West. To read about it, please see their rich and fascinating website page here, complete with maps, images and George Fox’s journals. Thanks to Kath Ward for bringing this to our attention!
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 […]
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, […]
January art and craft group covering glass bottles ready to be used as candle holders. Everyone is welcome to join us on the third Monday of every month at 1.30pm!