Activities

Quakers have always kept records of their activities. There is a long tradition of journal writing that extends right back to the founder George Fox. The following entries relate to some future, current and recent activities of Clevedon Quaker Meeting. 

Sunday
Mar042018

150th Anniversary of Clevedon Meeting

Clevedon Meeting House opened its doors for the first time in July 1868. On Saturday, 14th July 2018 we celebrated our 150th Anniversary by having an Open Day. We welcomed about a hundred visitors. Friends from neighbouring Quaker Meetings, members of local churches, neighbours, members of the Civic Society and  others dropped in on a lovely sunny day. It was good to have the Quaker Service Memorial Trust exhibition on display and we some historical material of local interest. The history of Clevedon Meeting was compiled by Margaret and Tom Leimdorfer and published in a limited edition, available on the day. 

Saturday
Jan062018

Midweek meetings for worship

In 2018, we are starting a series of half an hour midweek meetings for worship on the second Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm in the Meeting House. All are welcome.

Sunday
Jul232017

Visit of Cécile Nyiramana and Exhibition

We were delighted to welcome Cécile Nyiramana, Clerk of Rwanda Yearly Meeting, who visited us before travelling to Quaker Yearly Meeting Gathering at Warwick University in July 2017. There was a well attended open meeting to meet Cécile and learn about the work of reconciliation and conflict transformation she has led in Rwanda following the devastating violent conflict in her country. Cécile Nyiramana is one of several African Quakers who, working with other churches and voluntary groups, have responded to experience of conflicts and violence in East and Central Africa by active peacebuilding. Some their remarkable work of reconciliation is documented by way of an exhibition entitled 'The light that pushes me'. The exhibition was on view at Clevedon Friends Meeting House in October 2017.  

 

Monday
Oct102016

'Pericles - All at Sea' -- a new Multi Story theatre production 

Those who attended the moving and production of 'Digging the Dirt' last October will recall the powerful political commentary linking the the story of the 'Diggers' with modern issues of freedom of speech.

We are very please to welcome Gill Nathanson and Bill Buffery back for their new highly acclaimed production of 'Pericles- all at sea' on Friday, 27th October 2017 at Clevedon Friends Meeting House at 7.30 pm, followed by refreshments. This production combines the Shakespeare tale of displacement, love and loss with present day issues of refugees fleeing war and trafficking.

The performance is free, but places are limited. Please book a place by sending an email to Liz Billinghurst, lizbillinghurst@googlemail.com .

Sunday
Mar242013

Looking again at Quaker Basics

The theme was introduced by Chris Lawson (from Minehead Quaker Meeting, formerly senior tutor at Woodbrooke College).  His visual aid was a four-legged stool carved from a single tree trunk, a gift from Friends in Africa. Chris used it to conjure up a picture of Quakerism standing firmly on four foundations: our meeting for worship, our testimonies, our community and decision making, our history. His inspiring talk was followed by discussion in groups, where we explored the the themes we found most important and challenging. Most of us stayed for an enjoyable 'bring and share' lunch.