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June 2018

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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September 2018

Area Meeting

Thursday 6 September at 7:00 pm
Nailsworth Friends Meeting House, Chestnut Hill
Nailsworth, GL6 0RA United Kingdom
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Sanctuary Meetings – a Meeting for Learning

Saturday 22 September at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gloucester Friends Meeting House, Greyfriars, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TS United Kingdom
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Speakers, lunch, discussion and workshops on : What does becoming a "sanctuary meeting" mean? What are individual meetings and Friends doing already to welcome and support refugees and asylum seekers? What more can we do to counteract the "hostile environment" and build a culture of welcome? How can we work with others to change the laws on destitution, detention, deportations and removals? Details to follow!

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October 2018

Cheltenham Community Celebration

Thursday 4 October at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cheltenham Friends Meeting House, Warwick Place, Portland Street
Cheltenham, GL52 2NP United Kingdom
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You are warmly invited to join Cheltenham Quakers for a community celebration Thursday 4th OCTOBER @ 6.30pm Tea/coffee, snacks and local Syrian baklava and a chance to chat. Also, if you have ever wondered about Quakers come and ask. Or just come for the baklava! This event will be at the Friends Meeting House, Warwick Place, Cheltenham GL52 3NP ALL ARE WELCOME If you would like more details, please ring 01242 231881

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Area Meeting

Sunday 14 October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gloucester Friends Meeting House, Greyfriars, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TS United Kingdom
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November 2018

Area Meeting Walk

Saturday 10 November at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Painswick Friends Meeting House, Withymead Lane, Vicarage Street
Painswick, GL6 6XS United Kingdom
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Meet at Painswick meeting house at 10 am for 10.30 am. Painswick Friends will offer us coffee and cake to send us on our way! We will then walk to Painswick Beacon to admire the views. The ground may be muddy if there has been recent rain. The walking is fairly gentle, though there is a short steep section at the Beacon itself. We should be back at the Meeting House by 12.30. Bring a packed lunch if you wish.…

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Remembrance and Peace : a discussion

Sunday 11 November at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Nailsworth Friends Meeting House, Chestnut Hill
Nailsworth, GL6 0RA United Kingdom
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What did it mean to be a conscientious objector in World War One?  What are the rights of those who refuse to fight in the world today? and how can we best remember their commitment? Drawing on research undertaken for talks given as a Quaker Peace and Social Witness speaker, this session will offer an introduction to: conscription in World War l the realities of claiming a conscientious objection to military service, then and now and invite us to consider how best…

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Is West the Best?

Thursday 22 November at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stroud Catholic Pastoral Centre, Beeches Green
Stroud, GL5 4AA
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Karen McKeown will talk about what we could learn from the Kenyan prison system. She has over 30 years experience in the criminal justice and social care system. She has recently returned from a three month placement in Kenya, to help develop the ways that prisoners are release into the community.

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December 2018

Area Meeting

Sunday 9 December at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stroud Library, Lansdown
Stroud, GL5 1BB United Kingdom
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