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
Jul232017

Visit of Cécile Nyiramana and Exhibition

We are delighted to welcome Cécile Nyiramana, Clerk of Rwanda Yearly Meeting, who is visiting us before travelling to Quaker Yearly Meeting Gathering at Warwick University. There will be a chance 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. All are welcome at a meeting on Friday 28th July at 7.00 pm at Clevedon Friends Meeting House.

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 will be on view at Clevedon Friends Meeting House on the 5th, 6th and 7th October 2017 10 am to 4 pm. The exhibition is free and all are welcome.

  

 

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 .

Saturday
Feb012014

Meeting 'away-day' at Claverham

Clevedon Meeting had a memorable away-day at the historic Claverham Meeting House (www.claverhammeetinghouse.org.uk). I the morning we looked at patterns of pastoral care in our meeting. The afternoon session was led by Quaker poet Stevie Krayer, whose publications include 'Voices from a Burning Boat' and 'Questioning the comet' as well as a recently published anthology of Quaker poetry compiled in collaboration with Rosie Bailey. We were joined by some other members of Area Meeting for and enjoyable shared lunch before listening to poetry readings and commentary from Stevie, which led to some deep sharing and readings by Friends present. 

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.  

Saturday
Jun162012

Clevedon Foodbank

Clevedon Quakers are supporting the Clevedon Foodbank, together with other local churches under the auspices of the Trussell Trust. Appropriate food donations can be brought to the Meeting House on Sunday mornings before or after meeting for worship.