Notices 9th October

The Sheffield Quaker Tapestry is launching today!. The design group have been at work and now we have started to bring the design through on to the front so it is time to think about doing the rest of the sewing. An introductory film has been shown – if you’ve missed it but would like to see the film it will be available to borrow afterwards. Let Faith or Margaret know. They will bring the tapestry to meeting on subsequent Sunday’s during the next year when they hope as many people as possible will do at least one or two stitches. If you do have any questions speak to Faith or Margaret.

Mini-Festival of Radicalism
There are 4 events over the weekend of 14th & 15th October
Friday 14th at 7 p.m.: Journeymen Theatre presents: “Feeding the darkness” – this shines a light on state sanctioned torture through story, song and poems
Saturday 15th – 11a.m. Friends Historical Society public meeting with presentations of research, including our own Local History Group: This will include an exhibition to celebrate 25 years since we moved to our new Meeting House, news of Richard Hoar’s new book, details of our panel for the Quaker Tapestry and pictures from Sheffield’s Quaker Pen and Pencil Society (1867-1908).
3 p.m. David Boulton lecture: Christ’s Banner & the Red Flag
5 p.m. Journeymen Theatre present: “Red Flag over Bermondsey” – exploring the life of Ada Salter
Please sign up on the sheets outside on the board to let us know if you’re coming – please come along and encourage friends and family to come too. Contributions of cakes and biscuits for rrefreshments on Saturday would be gratefully received.

Off the Shelf event organised by SCRAPTHE HAMMER BLOW – How 10 women disarmed a Warplane, by Andrea Needham.This will be an evening of readings from her book, followed by questions. Tuesday 18thOctober, starting with refreshments and cake. Free event but donations towards costs please.

Next Sunday, 16th October, Inner Quest will be led by Linda Hoy after Meeting for Worship on the topic: ‘Caring and concern – how do we support each other?’

Sunday, 30th October after Meeting for Worship: Friends of Cresst will be having a Book and Bun Sale. Any contributions of paperback books or cakes will be welcome. Many Thanks for all your support

The Sheffield Craft and Peace Fair takes place on Saturday 5th November, between 11 and 4.30, in the City Hall. This meeting has booked a stall there as part our outreach activities, and we intend to offer materials about Quakers, sell Quaker Tapestry and other goods, and offer white poppies for a donation. We would welcome volunteers to staff the stall at any point during the day, and donations of crafty goods that can be sold on the stall. If you’re interested in helping out, can you please contact Tim Herrick (, or add your name to the sign-up sheet outside?

Coffee rota
We’ve had a message from Elspeth Eggington that the coffee rota has gaps that need filling – please can friends consider if they can help out.