Notices 12th June 2016

Diary dates

Tomorrow, Monday, 13th June, Linda Hoy is giving a talk at the Whirlow Ecumenical Centre on Quakerism, starting at 7.30

Next Sunday is Inner Quest: Kate Napier will introduce the session on her experience of finding spirituality through music.

Janet Hawksworth wants to draw Friends attention to a day conference being held at Woodbrooke on Monday, 27th June on “Aging without Children” -It’s a practical day of inspiration aimed at people aged over 50 who are facing growing older without children, including those with estranged children or those who have lost children.

On 2nd July, Northern Friends Peace Board are organising day at Wooldale Meeting House in Holmfirth on “Approaches to promoting peace with justice in Israel / Palestine”. There’s a notice on the board about it and something will also be sent round by email.

Also on 2nd July, and closer to home, Women’s International League for peace & Freedom (WILPF) are holding a garden party from 2.30 – 4.30 at 38 Ryefield Gardens. There will be a talk about “Scrap Trident Renewal”. There’s more information on the noticeboard and will be circulated by email.

Our next Area Meeting will be held in Doncaster on Saturday 9th July – there are activities planned for children and young people, but they need to know by* 14th June* if any are going to attend. Please let Mark Lallemand know if your children and young people are going to be there.

A reminder again about the CRESST the Peaks bike ride on Sunday 17 July. There’s something for everyone – a traffic free route of up to 27km (17 miles) sandwiched in the middle of a more challenging route from Sheffield, giving a total ride of about 63 km (39 miles). There’s a picnic lunch stop at Heatherdene car park too – even if you’re not a cyclist you are welcome to join us for the picnic. Visit the CRESST website for more details and to register.

Following her attendance at the BYM Sustainability Gathering at Swanwick in March, Janet Paske has offered to convene a meeting to discuss the possibility of starting up a Sustainability Group related to climate change matters. If you’re interested please let Janet know by emailing her at She is away for a week or two but will be in touch on her return about a date. You can find more information about her weekend at Swanwick in the latest Sheffield and Balby Bulletin.

Urgent request
Quakers in Yorkshire run activities for children and young people, such as Yorkshire friends Holiday School. They urgently need a second Safeguarding Officer – without someone in post they can’t run their events. If you think you might be able to take this on, please let one of the clerks know – it’s really not very onerous, whilst also being very important.

Please check your envelope Friends – there is a new insert to the Sheffield Meeting Handbook which includes current information and appointments for 2016.