Quaker worship at Warmsworth, Sept 2nd 4pm

From our friend Digby Swift from Doncaster:

Ian Smith, the Rector of St Peter’s Parish Church covering Warmsworth and West Balby, has invited us to lead his congregation in Quaker Worship on Sunday Afternoon 2nd September at 4.30pm. This is as part of their celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the current church building and 777th of there being Rectors at Warmsworth. They would like to remember events from the past, and although one of these events was his predecessors having George Fox and James Naylor arrested at the start of Quakers in this area, he would like us to receive his apology for this past intolerance! We’ll start with a brief explanations of who Quakers are, a potted history of Quakers in this area, an introduction to Quaker Worship and then we’ll continue with a shortened Meeting for Worship.

To quote their website’s reference to Sunday’s worship:
Perhaps the most important Heaven Touches Earth at St Peter’s events so far. Members of the Society of Friends, Quakers, from Doncaster, will speak about the history and practices of the Quakers and lead us in worship. The Quakers were effectively born in the parish in the 17th Century but were badly treated by the then Rector

Please join us if you can.

Please note that this DOES NOT replace the normal Meeting House Meeting for Worship which will be held as usual in the morning and followed by our Local Business Meeting.

St Peter’s is to the left of the Warmsworth Road (A630) not long before it crosses the A1(M) if you are coming from the Centre of Doncaster, postcode for SatNav DN4 0TW. (If coming from the motorway, you’ll need to do a U-turn at the first traffic lights). To again quote the St Peters’ website, ‘An extraordinary building – known locally as ‘the white church’ as it is painted white both outside and in. It is believed to be the only church consecrated in the second world war, in 1942, the work having started in 1939. It has a large dome and roof entirely covered in green tiles. The shape is basically that of a basilica.’

Best wishes

Digby