John Macmurray Annual Seminar on fear and reciprocity: York, Sat Oct. 15th 10am-4pm

The annual seminar on the work of the Quaker philosopher John Macmurray will be on Saturday 15th October at York St. John University, 10am-4pm.

This year we are looking at fear and reciprocity, major themes in Macmurray’s work and very relevant today as we are confronted by so much to be fearful about and so risk becoming cautious of responding to others.

Peace talks at York - Oct-Nov

Invitation to the 5th series of Peace Talks
Thursdays in Autumn 2016

6th Oct: Veterans for Peace
-working to abolish war as an instrument of national policy
Ben Griffin, (ex-Para, ex-SAS), Founder of Veterans for Peace

13th Oct: Over the Top
-A play which tackles militarisation in our schools
Journeymen Theatre, (Lynn & Dave Morris)

3rd Nov: Preventing Education?
-Human Rights and UK Counter-Terrorism in Schools
Yasmine Ahmed, Director of Rights Watch UK

17th Nov: Revisiting Trident
-where we are, how we got here and where we might be going with our nuclear weapons

Notices, 25th September

It’s our Local meeting for Worship for Business next Sunday, 2nd October. Please get any agenda items to the Clerks as soon as you are able to. All are welcome to attend the business meeting.

High Flatts Meeting, near Huddersfield, are holding an Experiment with Light:Deepening the Practice workshop on Saturday 8th October. There’s a notice on the board about this.


Intervisitation to Malta: Nov. 4-9th

Just a reminder about our visit to the Quaker Meeting in Malta.

About 8 or 9 of us are flying out from Manchester on Friday, Nov 4th and returning on Wednesday 9th . We’ll be staying at the Preluna and Roma hotels in Sliema, but of course, anyone else is welcome to come along and make their own arrangement for alternative flights and accommodation. The plan is to attend Quaker meeting on the Sunday and meet socially with members of the meeting as well as spending time exploring this beautiful, historic island.

Notices, Sunday 18th September

Diary dates
This Thursday, 22nd September at 4 p.m., it’s the AGM of Ben’s Centre. All are welcome.

Also this Thursday, in Huddersfield, an Israeli woman called Sahar Vardi will be talking about Israel / Palestine from 7.30. Sahar refused her military service in 2008 and since then has been working with peace groups in Jerusalem. She is currently working for American Friends Service Committee – the equivalent of our QPSW. Information has been circulated by email, but do see the clerks if you can’t access this.

Living Witness Gathering 7-9 October, Bamford Quaker Community

Living Witness Gathering 7-9 October

Dear Friends

Our gathering at Bamford Quaker Community on 7-9 October is an opportunity to spend a creative weekend working out new ways forward for Living Witness. It would be great to have you with us, especially if you have some time and energy to put into our work.

Sahar Vardi - Israeli Peace Activisit: Thur. 22nd Sept; 7.30-9pm Huddersfield

You are very warmly invited to this unique event on 22nd September, 7.30pm at Yorkshire Children’s Centre, Huddersfield.


We are delighted that Israeli peace activist Sahar Vardi will be speaking in Huddersfield on a rare visit to the UK.

Thursday 22 September
7.30 – 9.00pm
Yorkshire Children’s Centre (Brian Jackson House), New North Parade, Huddersfield HD1 5JP