Quaker Events

W.O.R.K. Wine, Soft Drinks & Cheese evening for Thur June 28th at 7.30


Following on from 2 successful events in 2011 (Wine & Cheese evening and Carols and Mince Pies), I have booked another Wine, Soft Drinks & Cheese evening for Thursday June 28th at 7.30.

This will be an opportunity to see how the money that we raised in February (for which many thanks) is being spent. Plus this year there is the added bonus of Andrea, whom you may remember from the February Appeal, leading us in a sing song.

News and Notices May 13th

Click here for notices given out on Sunday 13th May


Climate Jobs Caravan – Friday 18th May

Quakers are supporting the Climate Jobs Caravan, which comes to Sheffield this Friday. Visit the caravan in Tudor Square in the afternoon, and come to a public meeting at the Quaker Meeting House on Friday evening, from 6:30pm.

An Economy for the 99% – Saturday 19th May 10am – 12:30pm

Living Witness Workshop - Sun 20th May - All you need to know about recycling


Why not stay on after Meeting this Sunday, 20th May for a ‘low-carbon’ bring and share lunch followed by a workshop on recycling?

Look out some seasonal, locally grown and produced or organic food and bring it along to share. Don’t forget fair-trade as well, since sustainability is about all of us, all round the world, sharing equitably what we have.

Funeral of Dan Higbid: Tuesday 22nd May 2:45pm


The funeral of our friend Dan Higbid, who died aged 75 last Saturday morning, is on Tuesday 22nd May at Grenoside Crematorium at 2.45pm.
Directions from here:

Afterwards, there are refreshments at Whitley Hall (between Grenoside and Ecclesfield)

Dan was most concerned that people should have an enjoyable get together and not feel sad. Pauline was very anxious for as many to go to Whitley Hall as possible. Sarah and Richard, their children, are with Pauline until after the funeral.

Many thanks

Rosie Carnall on Radio Sheffield on Sunday 13th

Our friend Rosie Carnall will be talking about the Quaker World Gathering that took place in Kenya last month, on Radio Sheffield at around 7.40am this Sunday.

Bit early for you? “Listen again” later from here:
(with Sarah Major on the Sunday Breakfast programme)

Dan Higbid in Northern General Hospital Palliative Care Unit


You should know that our friend Dan Higbid has been admitted to the Sheffield Macmillan Unit for Palliative Care at the Northern General Hospital.

Unlike the rest of the hospital, visiting times are completely open, and Dan and Pauline would very much appreciate visitors. You can ring 226 6711 or 226 9211. The unit is in a separate building at the bottom (south) end of the site, below the main Huntsman entrance – going up Barnsley Road turn left into the hospital site, then left again onto Huntsman Drive. The unit is on the left just past the main car parks.
Map here:

News and Notices for 7th May

Click here for notices given out on Sunday 7th May:


Click here to read Chrissie Hinde’s fascinating and insightful report on attending the Friends World Conference in Kenya:

Sheffield Fairness Commission next public meeting Wednesday 9th May

at Sorby House, Spital Hill, Burngreave. Pre-meeting open discussion hosted by Sheffield Equality Group from 5pm. Public session of the Fairness Commission from 6:15pm to 8pm

One Million Climate Jobs – creating the future we want! 18th and 19th May


Public Meetings supported by Sheffield Quakers coinciding with the visit to Sheffield of the National Climate Jobs Caravan:

Friday 18th May 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Quaker Meeting House,

Follow-up workshop on Sat 19th May at 9.30-12, with Occupy and World Development Movement, will make the links between climate jobs and an economy for the 99% – also at Quaker Meeting House – all welcome.