Southport Quakers

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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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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Quakers in North West England 1652–1653

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!

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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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January 2019: Arts & Crafts

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!

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November 2018: Arts & Crafts

Art and craft group making Christmas wreaths in November. Everyone is welcome to join us on the third Monday of every month at 1.30pm!

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14th July 2018: Ainsdale Wildflower Walk

On a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon in July, a group of Southport Friends enjoyed a wonderful walk in the Ainsdale Dunes, prepared and led by Brian, our very own botanical enthusiast. Although the day itself was quite warm, and the long, hot summer had been going on for a while, the combination of some rain the previous day and the sea breezes helped to make […]

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