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December 2017

Area Meeting

Sunday 10 December 2017 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gloucester Friends Meeting House, Greyfriars, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TS United Kingdom
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February 2018

Global Population and Sustainability

Saturday 3 February at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gloucester Friends Meeting House, Greyfriars, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TS United Kingdom
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An opportunity to meet and discuss a Quaker perspective on global population issues. Bring a packed lunch.

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Area Meeting

Sunday 11 February at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cheltenham Friends Meeting House, Warwick Place, Portland Street
Cheltenham, GL52 2NP United Kingdom
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The main items on the agenda will be : "Counting Quakers". Our Membership Clerk, Dorothy Cardus, will present our tabular statement for 2017. Jill Nash will report on the meeting of the Quaker Mental Health Forum in December, entitled "Dementia : what is our witness?". Friends may like to look at the report of the conference which appeared in the Friend of 4 January, and also at Mary Brown's article in the same edition on Meetings and Care Homes. Friends…

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March 2018

Area Meeting

Saturday 10 March at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cirencester Friends Meeting House, 53 Thomas Street
Cirencester, GL7 2BA United Kingdom
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The main matters before the meeting are likely to include : Sanctuary Meetings, and help for refugees and asylum seekers. Our Peace Committee suggest that we organise an information-sharing event. a report on Meeting for Sufferings, and a look forward to Yearly Meeting in May. Information about Yearly Meeting is now available on the BYM website. preparation of a new book of members and attenders a progress report from the group concerned with domestic violence issues.  

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April 2018

Area Meeting

Sunday 8 April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Staunton Village Hall, Staunton
Coleford, GL16 8NX United Kingdom
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The clerks plan that the meeting will receive report on the QPSW conference, and the Quakers in Criminal Justice Conference. Forest of Dean Meeting will tell us How the Truth Prospers in their meeting.

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May 2018

Etty : the Play

Wednesday 23 May at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barnwood Reading Rooms, Barnwood Road
Gloucester, GL4 3JT
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Etty is a 50-minute play by Susan Stein drawn from the diaries of Etty Hillesum, a sensuous, intelligent and poetic young Jewish woman searching for the meaning of her life - and all life - during the terror of Nazi occupation. In the midst of two separate love affairs, she happens upon prayer, discovers a reality that she calls God, and opens herself to the power of love that heals and reconciles those around her. "If I should not survive,…

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June 2018

Area Meeting

Sunday 10 June at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chipping Club Room Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7AD United Kingdom + Google Map

We will receive the Epistle of Yearly Meeting. Friends who attended YM may wish to tell us of their impressions and experiences. Young people who went to Junior Yearly Meeting will give us a report.  Area Meeting Trustees will present  the accounts for 2017 and the AM budget for 2018. They may also want to open up a discussion of ways to ensure the financial viability of the Area Meeting. There will be a report on the recent Quaker Life…

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A Community Response to Managing Sexual Abuse

Monday 11 June at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Lawrence Church Hall, The Shambles
Stroud, GL5 1AP
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Speaker : Pauline Rousseau - practice manager for Circles South-West. Circles of Support and Accountability are an innovative and successful community contribution to reducing sex offending, working in close partnership with criminal justice agencies. There will be a short film, and an opportunity for questions from the audience and discussion. Refreshments available from 7 pm. All welcome. Admission free. Free car parking in Church Street car park in the evening. The event is organised by Positive Justice Gloucestershire.

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What are Women’s Refuges For?

Thursday 14 June at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Subscription Rooms, George Street
Stroud, GL5 1AE
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Speakers from Stroud Women's Refuge give us some answers! Every year, thousands of women and children are forced to flee the violence in their own homes. For these families, a refuge is more than just a safe place. It is a place where they can regain the strength to build new lives. But recent cuts have shut down more and more women's refuges. In Gloucestershire, Stroud Women’s Refuge is the only one left. We can add our voice to keep it open, get…

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July 2018

Area Meeting

Thursday 5 July at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Painswick Friends Meeting House, Withymead Lane, Vicarage Street
Painswick, GL6 6XS United Kingdom
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