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New Home for Forest Friends

During the first half of 2022, Forest of Dean meeting has made big changes. Clerk Dorothy Cardus writes:  ‘We had already agreed that we needed to find a different meeting place, especially one where we could welcome families with children. After trialling two possible local places, we eventually discerned that Yorkley Community Centre “ticked all the boxes” for us. In addition, it is situated in an area with a young profile where we might attract families.We plan to start offering Children’s Meetings later in the year’.

Weekly Meeting for worship at 10.30am on Sundays has begun – blending online with in-person facilities and refreshments afterwards. Lillian Dermody and Janet Berney are pictured here after  Meeting for Worship in the Centre on Sunday 10th July.

Contact Dorothy on for any queries. 

New address:

The Community Centre Yorkley

2 Bailey Hill, 



GL15 4RS

Area Meeting at Nailsworth

Friends gathered for Area Meeting

About 18 Friends gathered for Gloucestershire Area Meeting at Nailsworth Friends Meeting House on Saturday 9 July, and a further seven Friends joined them on Zoom.

The agenda included the development of the AM website, the draft of our revised safeguarding policy and procedures, a report on Meeting for Sufferings and a report from our Custodian of Records. We also heard a report on the life of Nailsworth Meeting.

The next Area Meeting will be on the afternoon of Sunday 11 September, also at Nailsworth, with Wotton meeting taking responsibility for clerking.

Area Meeting dates for the rest of the year are Saturday 8 October in Stroud and Saturday 10 December in Painswick.

Being a Quaker Community

Thirty Friends from across the Area Meeting met at Gloucester Meeting House on 22 May for a workshop on “Being a Quaker Community”. Two experienced tutors from Woodbrooke Where You Are led us in exploring this theme. We tried to identify why we valued our Quaker meetings, what we would like them to do, and what part each of us can play.