Pick Your Own for Double Joy: Sun 7th Aug. 1-3pm

Our friend Huw Evans of Sheffield Organic Growers has offered to donate all takings from picking your own blackcurrants from Quakers on Sunday 7th August to Double Joy

Sheffield Organic Growers is 1 mile down Lightwood Lane near Norton, postcode S8 8BG. Anytime between 1 and 3.

More about Double Joy here:

Peace Studies at Bradford: first week September

Two events taking place at Bradford University through the Peace Studies:

Exhibition “This Light that Pushes Me – Stories of African Peacebuilders”
The Atrium, University of Bradford, 5pm, 2nd September.
For details see attached invitation.
For more on the book “This Light that Pushes Me” visit:

Peaceful Relations and the Transformation of the World
An Academic-Practitioner Dialogue on Peace in the 21st Century: 5-6 September 2016, University of Bradford.

Notices 24th July

Diary Dates
Double Joy sale will be on Sunday 7th August after Meeting for Worship. Double Joy is running short of funds this month, so please let Chrissie Hinde know if you can help in any way.

Glenthorne, the Quaker Guest House in the Lake District, has let us know about an introductory weekend to Experiment with Light, to be held from 5 – 7 August. There’s a notice on the board for further details.

Food and Friendship: Tue. 19th July; 6-8pm

Extremism and fundamentalism continue to hit the headlines and cause violence and death across the world -but we know this is not what faith is about for most people.

Here is another opportunity to share a meal and get to know people from different faith backgrounds, to make new friendships and extend existing ones. If you are able, please bring some food to share (from your own culture, but suitable for others).

We welcome everybody who would like to come at Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL
Tuesday 19th July 2016 at 6.00-8.00pm

Notices 17/7/16

Rehearsed readings of two one act plays by Gill Buttery and Dave Oxley.
Monday 18th July from 7pm at the Meeting House. Please come along – booking through the office.

The new Coffee morning is now up and running on Wednesdays until 6th August inclusive.There will be Scones and Coffee in the Garden and social area upstairs from 11am – 12.30. Hope that people will come and enjoy the space and perhaps stay for the worship at 1pm.

Temporary feline home urgently needed

From our friend Linda Hoy:

Some of you may know that my beloved daughter-in-law died suddenly a few weeks ago.

Peace Picnic to mark Hiroshima Day: Sun. Aug. 7th; 2–5 pm

Annual Remembrance Event and
Peace Picnic to mark Hiroshima Day.
Sunday August 7th: 2p.m. – 5 p.m.

Venue: Walled Garden in Meersbrook Park, S8 9FL
To remember all victims, past, present and future, of the atomic bombs which were dropped on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
2.30 p.m. Remembrance ceremony in the Japanese Walled Garden and signing by Sheffield’s Lord Mayor of the ‘Mayors for Peace’ Declaration
3 p.m.– 5 p.m. Peace picnic with songs and poetry by local artists.
All Welcome: Bring and share picnic
Organised and hosted by Sheffield CND;

Offer of help with allotments

Our friend Chrissie Hinde passes on this message about two refugee men who would like to offer their gardening labouring services……………………

Anyone looking for tidying up allotment, labour intense work and digging let me know as I have got two able bodied Refugee Men, one from Eritrea and one from Syria, both were farmers in their own country before and looking for work. Pay as you feel.

The two men both live in the ‘Night Shelter’ and can get around with Free Bus Pass. They both know Endcliffe Park well as do they a lot of running, walking to pass their time.