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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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
Extinction Rebellion Every Wednesday in July art group at the Meeting House, 10.30-3.00pm,
Everyone welcome. We sew & print flags, print tee-shirts and badges, make banners, paper flowers, badges and bunting.
Extinction Rebellion Exeter, General Meeting, Friday 12th July at 7.30pm, at Exeter Quaker Meeting House
Operation Mushroom, 15th-26th July Bristol
This will be disruption in 5 regional cities, our nearest being Bristol. Details are still being discussed and will probably be released soon. Many
councils, even the government, have declared a climate emergency, but astonishingly continue business as normal. ACT NOW will be our clear
message. Further details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1236880346482935/?ti=as
650th Anniversary of the death of Bishop John Grandisson, Tuesday 16th July
Half Muffled Full Peal of Bells, 1.30pm; Requiem Mass, 5.30pm
Extinction Rebellion Exeter, Regenerative Meeting, Friday 19th July at 7.00-9.00pm, at Exeter Quaker Meeting House
Prayer Round the Cross, St Pancras’ Church - Taize service with singing and quiet reflection. Friday 19th July, 7.00pm.
Provisional date, Saturday 20th July, Charity walk
Umm al Kheir kindergarten and other Palestinian education projects. . Proposed route: circular walk from the car park at Parke House near Bovey Tracey to Lustleigh. Length: 6 miles, with shorter very accessible alternative. Contact Tony Davies for more info.
Holy Ground, Exeter Cathedral, Sunday 21st July, 7.00pm.
Feast of St James, St James’ Church, Stoke Hill, Thursday 25th July, Festival Eucharist at 7.00pm followed by a barbecue after the service
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Extinction Rebellion Exeter, General Meeting, Friday 26th July, 6.00-6.30pm new people, 6.30-8.30 pm main meeting at Exeter Quaker
Ecumenical Celebration of Creation, Blessed Sacrament Church, Heavitree, on Saturday 27th July at 11.00am
Followed by a vegan lunch at 12.00. The aim is to celebrate and reimagine our common home, to give thanks for God’s gift of creation and to respond to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor, to challenge ourselves to take individual and group action around the climate emergency.
Annual Service of Dedication of Exeter City Centre Chaplains, Thursday 1st August at 7.30pm, St Stephen’s Church
Address by The Dean of Exeter with retiring testimony by Ruth Hawker.
Dialogue Session, Just Education, Sunday 11th August. 12.00 noon at the Meeting House
Mike Golby will lead a session on Just Education: what is and what should be, recently published under his editorship.
Quaker South West Sustainability Gathering, 22nd – 25th August 2019,Carthvean Farm near Helston, Cornwall
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
Quaker Week 2019, Saturday 28th September to Sunday 6th October.
This year’s theme is 'Quaker Stories'
Day Workshop, with Jennifer Kavanagh (author of Heart of Oneness), Saturday 12th October, Meeting House. Details and booking info to follow
Exeter Meeting Review Day, Exeter Meeting House, Saturday 26th October. More details nearer the time.
Interfaith Week, 10th – 17th November.