News and Notices, Sun 18th March

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Quakers across Britain have demonstrated their support for the Occupy movement both individually and collectively, as we recognise its resonance with many aspects of our core testimonies. As part of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp, a meeting for worship has been established to offer visible support to the camp and the wider movement. They have drafted this powerful epistle detailing their involvement with the protest, and the connections they see between Quaker practices and this emerging social movement:

Housemates wanted

Colette Cameron is looking for two new tenants to live with her in a house on Vincent road, Sharrow.
The house has a woodburner in the living room, all mod cons and a little cat.
Rent is either £185 or £135 (depending on which room you choose) per month plus bills.
If you are interested in finding out more you can ring me on 0114 2500650
If you know of anyone who may be interested do let them know. Thank you, Colette Cameron

The next Art Group meeting

On April 7th at 12.00 at the Meeting House.
We will be doing some sketching – if fantastic weather we could go out into Cathedral Square. If not, we will be indoors. We can also add more the the Living Witness board as it has to organically’spread out’.
Look forward to seeing you all and thanks to Deborah for her skill in showing us how to make wire jewellery.

United Nations Association, Sheffield

30 March: UNA Sheffield branch invite you to a talk by Dr Rory Ridley-Duff who will be speaking on 2012 International Year of Co-operatives. Dr Rory Ridley-Duff is course leader for the Msc Co-operative and Social Enterprise Management degree at Sheffield Hallam University. He will be exploring questions such a What are the aims of the International Year of Co-operatives? How do co-operatives work? To what extend do they offer a realistic alternative to organising economic life? Time: 6:00-7:00 PM. Light refreshments available from 5:30 PM. Venue: Quaker Meetinng House, St James Street, Sheffield. For further details phone: 01142377583

Sit-in-peace, March 31 2pm-4pm Deer Shelter Skyspace Yorkshire Sculpture Park

This is an event in simultaneous sympathy (or empathy?) with the one in Trafalgar Square led by Thich Nhat Hanh ( With others across the world we shall sit in the power of quiet reflection in and around the Yorkshire Skyspace.
Come for as long or as short as you like. Enter, sit and gaze at the sky. Bring your own version of sitting in peace and stillness. We will put them all together. More details here:

The next meeting of the Sheffield Humanist Society

“Why I am not a Cultural Christian” with, Dan Bye, Sheffield Humanist Society, at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday 4th April at the University Arms, 197 Brook Hill, Sheffield, S3 7HG. More details here:

Mental health training for faith communities.

A one day course, being held at intervals throughout the year by the Diocese of Sheffield. The next event is on Saturday 21st April, 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. at the Unity Centre, St Leonard’s Road, Rotherham S65 1PD. More details here:

Living Witness Link Group

Friday 4th May to Sunday 6th May 2012, Quaker Community, Water Lane, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0DA
Listening Spirituality for Low Carbon Communities
Arrive by 6 p.m. on the Friday for supper. We finish by 2 p.m. after lunch on the Sunday.
More details from: