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.
Assistant Clerk: Bridget Oliver
Treasurer: Richard Oliver
Bookings Clerk: Richard Oliver
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Laura Conyngham and five other Exeter Quakers manned a stall at Exeter University Freshers' Week, sharing with students information about Quakers and also some delicous cake!
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
10.30am to 3.30 pm on Mondays in November, December (not 24 & 31) 2018 & January, February 2019
Creative Days at the Meeting House
We will again be running Creative Days at the Meeting House. A bread and soup lunch will be provided. These days give opportunities for Ffriends to concentrate on their own creative project and/or help with a number of creative activities, including card making, knitting and sewing, to support a peace project. You can drop in for an hour or two or come for the whole day. We are sorry that the car park is not available during the day on weekdays but perhaps you could come by bus or maybe a Ffriend would give you a lift. Please come and join us if you can.
Worship in the tradition of the Iona Community, at South Street Baptist Church on Thursday 10th January, 1.00-1.30pm - January
Dawn, prayers and poems for winter.
Extinction Rebellion Exeter, General Meeting, Friday 11th January at 6.00pm, Exeter Meeting House. All welcome.
Devon Area Meeting, Saturday 12th January, 11.00am-4.00pm, Exeter Meeting House
The first of our ‘new look’ AMs with a presentation by Alison Mitchell on Mental Health in or Meetings.
Syrian Refugees Fundraising Event, St Stephen’s Church, Saturday 12th January at 7.00pm
An evening of food, drinks and dancing plus an auction of promises in support of Syrian Refugees and the Refugee Support Group.
Dialogue Session, Sunday 13th January
A session based on prayer in its many guises.
Holy Ground, Exeter Cathedral, Sunday 13th January 2019 at 7.00pm
Immigration – the myths, realities and trade-offs
Joint Informal Meeting with Exmouth and Sidmouth Friends
Monday14th January 11.00am at the coffee shop in the garden centre on the road from Newton Poppleford into Sidford, (on the left on the hill leading up to Waitrose on the right.) Come just to meet some Friends you don’t know without any pressure to do anything except chat. We will decide then if we want to meet again.
Prayer Round the Cross, Friday 18th January, 7.00pm, St Pancras’ Church
Taize service with singing and quiet reflection.
Extinction Rebellion Exeter, General Meeting, Friday 25th January at 7.30pm, Exeter Meeting House. All welcome.
Saturday 26th January Buckfast Abbey 7.30-9.00pm
Shoah: A Holocaust Cantata, performed by the Brent singers and choristers of Buckfast Abbey (cost: £10.00)
Sunday 27th January The Guildhall, High St, Exeter 11.00am – 3.00pm
Exhibition: the Holocaust and other genocides
Monday 28th January Exeter Cathedral 10.00 - 10.30am
Opening ceremony with the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Chairman of Devon County Council, Dean of Exeter Cathedral, Devon SACRE, student ambassadors and Newtown Primary school choir
Monday 28th January The Guildhall, High St 10.00am - 3.45pm
Exhibition on the Holocaust and other genocides
Monday 28th January 10.30am- 2.45pm
Human rights trail: a guided, reflective walk in central Exeter
Monday 28th January 3.15 - 3.45pm
Closing Ceremony, Moments of Reflection & Candle Lighting led by the Jewish Community Southernhay URC, Exeter
Monday 28th January 10.45am - 12.15pm
Torn from home: a chance to listen to and talk with refugees now living in Devon
Monday 28th January 12.45 - 1.30pm
Public talk. Barnabas Balint: Understanding genocide and paying tribute to its victims
Monday 28th January Exeter Synagogue 10.45am- 2.15pm
30 minute guided visits
World Day of Prayer, Friday 1st March at Southernhay United Reformed Church
Tea/coffee from 10.00am; service at 10.30
‘Silence Speaks’ Saturday 2nd February, 10.00am-3.30pm, Cathedral Green
A silent space for all faiths and none, linked to Exeter Cathedral’s ‘Prayer and Spirituality Day’
Thursday 7thFebruary Southernhay URC, Exeter 7.30-9.00pm
A talk by Holocaust survivor, Agnes Grunwald-Spier: Women’s Experiences in the Holocaust
Extinction Rebellion Exeter, General Meeting, Friday 8th February at 6.00pm, Exeter Meeting House. All welcome.
Dialogue Session, Sunday 10th February. Details to be confirmed.
Devon County Council Zero Carbon Motion, Thursday 21st February
A gathering outside County Hall at 2.00pm
Extinction Rebellion Exeter, General Meeting, Friday 22nd February at 7.30pm, Exeter Meeting House. All welcome.
Digging the Dirt, (Multistory Theatre Company), Saturday 23rd February,Cygnet Theatre, 7.30pm
A joint Cygnet - L&GiF Committee event). No booking required, pay by donation on the day.
NB. We will be holding ‘Open (Meeting) House’ on the day to provide a welcome plus refreshments and a simple to lunch to Devon Area Friends who are attending the performance. Please contact Judith Thompson if you are able to help with this (preparing/providing refreshments and food,
being present, etc.)
Makepeace Daly Turns the Tables, Saturday 30th March
An all-day singing and performance workshop organised by L&GiF Committee.
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Room hiring rates per session - morning/afternoon/evening (as at September 2014)
Main Room: £33 Standard Rate £25 Concession Rate
Small Rooms: £16.50 Standard Rate £13.50 Concession Rate