Photo courtesy of Jem Southam
Friends Meeting House
EXETER EX2 4HU
Directions: Off Western Way inner ring road, Exeter, signed Pavilion Place. Parking is available at weekends only and is limited, disabled space is reserved. Two pay & display car parks are within easy reach.
Meeting for Worship Times:
Every Sunday, from 9:00am onwards, Friends gather to share breakfast and conversation in the Meeting House. Come and spend time with a small group of Friends, relaxing over tea and toast. Bread and marmalade is provided – but other contributions are welcome. Meeting for Worship commences each Sunday at 10.30 am. On the second and last Sundays of the month, children start the meeting with the adults and after 10 minutes they leave for their own structured activities. The Meeting is followed by tea and coffee. There is a shorter half hour Meeting each Sunday at 6:00pm.
On Thursdays between 12:15–1:00pm there is a Meeting for Worship at St Mary Arches Church, Mary Arches Street, Exeter, followed by tea and coffee.
There is Quaker Quiet Worship and Tea at Exeter University in the Quiet Chaplaincy Room (111/112 Old Library) every Friday between 1:00-1:30pm, everyone is welcome
On the second Sunday of the month at 9:45am in Exeter Meeting House, there will be a Making Music in the Spirit session. No special talent/expertise needed - just a willingness to join in and experience the joys of making music together. Contact Ella Young for details.
On the third Sunday of the month at 9:45am in Exeter Meeting House, there is a Personal Opening session. A short piece, prayer, poem from a non-Quaker faith tradition to which Friends will have the opportunity to respond.
On the last Sunday of each month, there is a bring and share lunch after Meeting.
The Business Meeting is normally held on the first Sunday of the month, following Meeting for Worship. There is no Business Meeting in January or August.
Treasurer: Jim Putz
Bookings: Rosemary Chambers & Bob Lovett
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Prayers for Healing. Every Monday, 1.00pm at the Cathedral
Approx 30 minutes followed by refreshments.
Weekday Holy Communion. St Pancras’ every Tuesday at 1.15pm
Holy Ground, second Sunday of the month 7.00pm at the Cathedral
The foodbank needs our support, regardless of where we chose to make our donations. Items are collected regularly from the lobby of the Meeting House. Most-wanted items are:
long-life fruit juice, semi-skimmed UHT milk, sponge puddings, canned meat, pasta sauces, rice, toilet rolls.
Cash donations also needed for running costs. https://exeter.foodbank.org.uk
Extinction Rebellion in September - Notable dates for the coming month:
Art group will be meeting on Mondays at the Meeting House, 10.30am-3.00pm, Preparing for the October Rebellion in London.
Friday meetings at the Meeting House:
6th, General meeting, 6.00pm for newcomers, 6.30 main meeting.
13th, Planning meeting for London, 7.00pm.
20th, General meeting 6.30pm for newcomers, 7.00 main meeting
There is no meeting on Friday 27th but on Saturday 28th there will be an important meeting (venue tbc) for everyone planning to go to London in October. This will include Non-Violent Direct Action training, know your rights training, (this is important even if you are not expecting to be arrested) and explanation of the roles of well-being and legal observers.
There will be a Global Strike for the Climate on 20th of September with events in Exeter. Please keep an eye on Exeter Extinction Rebellion
Facebook page for more details.
XR SW Uprising: Rising Tide Rebel Fest 2019, 6th–8th September, Tapeley Park, Barnstaple, Devon.
This includes camping and is for the whole of the south west. Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/extinctionrebellion/289062?fbclid=Iw...
Totnes Quaker Picnic, Saturday 7th September, at 12.00 midday at Orley Common near Ipplepen
All are welcome.
Sunday 8th September at 7.00pm. Climate Emergency: Protesting for change, Professor Tim Gorringe and Jess Nicholls.
Defence & Security Exhibition International, 9th-13th September ExCel Centre, London
Protests at this event are being arranged by Roots of Resistance - Quakers Against the Arms Trade.
2nd September, Briefing and banner making, Friends House
3rd-8th September, Setting up exhibition/arrival of military equipment
9th-13th September, Exhibition proper
Freshers’ Week, 11th-21st September
Friends are invited to write kind personal messages of encouragement, on 100 special postcards, to new students, to be given to Freshers during
Freshers’ Fair 11.00am -1.00pm in the Forum on 16th September. Postcards have to be returned to Meeting, without fail, on 15th September. For those who prefer, a writing session will take place at the Meeting House 11.00am–12.30pm on Wednesday 4th September to write the postcards.
Friends are also asked to bake cakes for the Freshers’ Fair on 16th September, bringing them, in named plastic containers, to Meeting on Sunday 15th September. Please list the ingredients.
Friday 13th September & Friday 18th October at 7.00pm Prayer Round the Cross, St Pancras’ Church
Taize service with singing and quiet reflection.
Holy Ground, Exeter Cathedral,Sunday 8th September at 7.00pm.
Climate Emergency: Protesting for change, Professor Tim Gorringe and Jess Nicholls.
Devon Historic Churches Day, Saturday 14th September.
Devon Area Meeting, Saturday 14th September, 11.00am, Littlemead Methodist Church Hall, Exmouth
(NB: a change from the published date.)
Earth Strike Exeter, 20th September, 11.00am to 2.00pm, Northernhay Gardens
Students and workers join together across the globe in demanding action from all governments for climate action
Faith Belief and Climate Justice - A Call to Action. Sunday 22nd Sept 2019 2.30 – 5.00pm. Exeter Meeting House
St Nicholas Priory – Open Day with Ghosts, Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th September 2019
Christian Aid Harvest Quiz, Friday 27th September, Palace Gate Centre, 6.30pm
Teams of up to 6. Could we raise a Quaker Team?
Quaker Week 2019, Saturday 28th September to Sunday 6th October.
This year’s theme is 'Quaker Stories'
Plans are in progress for Devon Young Friends to speak in Pause for Thought, Radio Devon, during Quaker Week.
Two Primary School Assemblies have been arranged to take place during Quaker Week at Ide and Landscore primary schools based on our own
stories and how, as Quakers, we contribute to (local) life. Two other Friends plan to contact their local primary school to lead assemblies and
we encourage other Friends to do the same.
A bulb planting day is planned at the University on Wednesday 9th
October. All Friends are invited to bring trowels (to share with students)
and to join in. Cake will also be most welcome. More information from
Sanity, Spirituality and Psychiatry, Somerset Quakers, Saturday 5th October, 10.00am–3.30pm, Taunton Meeting House
Day Workshop, with Jennifer Kavanagh (author of Heart of Oneness), 10:30am - 4:30pm (drinks from 10.00) Saturday 12th October, Exeter Meeting House
Sign-up sheet in the lobby
Holy Ground, Exeter Cathedral, Sunday 13th October at 7.00pm
Andy Robertson to speak about VideoGame Spirituality.
Exeter Repair Café, St Sidwell’s Centre, Saturday 20th October, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Exeter Meeting Review Day, Exeter Meeting House, Saturday 26th October. More details nearer the time.
Sanctuary Day (Exeter Sanctuary Meeting Group) at Exeter Meeting House Saturday 2nd November, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Interfaith Week, 10th – 17th November.