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. There is also a weekly Meeting for Worship in the Chapel on St Lukes campus on Wednesdays from 2:15-2:45pm.
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: Raymond Thompson
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
Mount Dinham Lectures. Wednesday 16th October at 7.30pm
Professor James Clark: ‘Re-thinking the Dissolution of the Monasteries’.
Prayer Round the Cross, St Pancras’ Church - Taize service with singing and quiet reflection. Friday 18th October at 7.00pm.
Exeter Repair Café, St Sidwell’s Centre, Saturday 20th October, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Exeter Meeting Review Day, Exeter Meeting House, Saturday 26th October
We hope that the day will produce a lively review of some of our activities and practices including how we arrange our work, how we relate to
others and how we might simplify our procedures.
In the September Newsletter, there were some ideas for Friends to think about so as to prepare for the day.
Everybody is welcome – there will be a sign-up sheet in the lobby merely to keep a track of numbers……. please come anyway!
Among other things, we will consider these points:
- Outreach is the responsibility of us all.
- Communicating, assisting, helping and supporting each
- other are all key parts of our life as a Quaker community.
- Meeting for Worship is at the heart of all that we do.
- Learning & Spiritual Development are integral to our Quaker Community.
- Our place in the wider Quaker world.
For each of these areas of our Quaker life, we hope that Friends will think about this question:
Is there anything you would like to see changed or developed in this area?
Sanctuary Day (Exeter Sanctuary Meeting Group) at Exeter Meeting House Saturday 2nd November, 10.30am – 4.30pm
First Aid Session led by Tony Davies, Sunday 27th October at the Meeting House, upstairs, after Meeting for Worship
Happy Diwali, Sunday 27th October. Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1:00-5:00pm
Cost: pay what you think (garland making £3). Suitable for: Any age
Immerse yourself in the rhythms and tastes of India for the Festival of Lights. Taste delicious homemade snacks and sweets, move to
Bollywood and bhangra beats, make a marigold garland or sip a refreshing mango smoothie from the cafe. Come early to sit in on
blessings and homage to Lord Ganesh - the Hindu god of wisdom, success and good luck - who has been in the museum for a century.
Remembrance Day Service, Sunday 10th November, Northernhay Gardens, Exeter
We have accepted an invitation to take part. As in previous years, a white poppy wreath will be laid.
Interfaith Week, 10th – 17th November
- Saturday 9th November, 10.30 am for 11.00am in the Garden Room of Southernhay United Reformed Church, Dix's Field, Exeter
"Universal Peace Prayers for World Peace" to mark the start of Interfaith Week - led by Ravi Nathwani. Refreshments will be served after the prayers.
- Wednesday 13th November, 7.15pm at Southernhay United Reformed Church, Dix's Field, Exeter
"On becoming a multi-faith Peacemaker in Jerusalem today - the spiritual journey of a Rabbi's daughter" - Hanna Jaffe.
Saturday 16th November, 11.00am - 1.00pm in the Reception/Coffee area, the Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore St, Exeter
"Ask a Muslim" - Members of the Inclusive Mosque group will be hosting an informal session during which they will speak, answer
questions and share in informal conversation about Islam. You are invited to come along and ask any questions you may have.
Prayer Round the Cross, St Pancras’ Church - Taize service with singing and quiet reflection. Friday 15th November at 7.00pm
City Centre Churches United Service, Sunday 17th November, 10.30am at South Street Baptist Church.
Auction of Promises, Sunday 24th November, at the Meeting House, after Meeting and shared lunch
In aid of SANCTUARY EVERYWHERE PROGRAMME
Food, excursions, help, treats, catering, crafts, support, cards, trips, lessons, plants, experiences, sharing…
All sorts of meaningful, sustainable gifts available
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