WOODBROOKE

WOODBROOKE is many things to many people.  Our Quaker approach to learning informs and motivates; our inspiring venue in Birmingham offers space for meeting or just for staying.  Both Quakers and non-Quakers are all very welcome at Woodbrooke

MEET – the perfect venue for your next meeting, conference or event. https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/meet/meetings-at-woodbrooke

STAY – 60 bedrooms available with a mix of single, twin, double and family rooms. https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/stay/accommodation-at-woodbrooke

LEARN – Woodbrooke’s learning programmes seek to support, inform and transform Quakers and others as individuals.   https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/learning

Church leaders question a no-deal Brexit – Quakers included

Representatives of seven Christian denominations – including Quakers in Britain ─ have written an open letter to the new Prime Minister expressing concern that failing to agree a deal on Brexit will “hit those held back by poverty very hard indeed”.

The Church leaders say they have been “compelled” to write to the new Prime Minister because of his position that leaving the European Union without a deal is acceptable.

The full story can be found on https://www.quaker.org.uk/news-and-events/news/church-leaders-question-a-no-deal-brexit

Art Exhibition in Room1

Our largest room upstairs makes a very fine exhibition space for art. We try to change the work on display every few months and show work by different members of our meeting.

Currently there is a display of drawings, paintings and a collage inspired by the Double Joy orphanage in Kenya. Double Joy is a home and school for children who have no living guardians or are in need of a place of safety.

The pictures are mainly of children and young people and include their rural environment. Children who have left Double Joy, now living as young adults, are also featured.

Double Joy is a UK registered charity, number 1087172.

http://www.double-joy.org.uk

All the work is for sale, in aid of Double Joy.

30 Years in our Meeting House

The stone on our building says 1989 – so this year is our 30th anniversary there. Hard to believe. There are still a good few of us who remember meetings at the old Meeting House, on Hartshead. We were informed that the building was to be demolished to allow new developments in that part of the city….well, it’s still there.

We plan to have a small celebration to mark the anniversary, probably in October. More details will be posted here in due course.