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 first and third 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
New Programme of Supper Discussions, Tuesdays 16th & 30th October; 13th & 27th November; 11th December
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.
Dying Matters: An interfaith conference on living and dying well, Friday 9th November 2018 at Exeter Racecourse, 10.00am – 3.15pm
Speakers from across the spectrum of faith and beliefs, (Islam, Humanist, Judaism, Catholicism, Zen and Pagan), teachers and health professionals will discuss: death and dying, end of life care, assisted death and palliative care. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Michael’s Lectures 2018, 7.30 pm at St Michael’s, (Mount Dinham)
Friday 9th November, ‘The Life and Works of Dorothy L Sayers’, Seona Ford (John Thurmer Memorial Lecture)
Saturday 10 November - Proncesshay, Exeter and Crediton Arts
Exeter Quakers and Crediton Arts combine to Remember the Armistice
Remembering the Armistice is a joint project between Exeter Quakers and Crediton Arts Centre to show war and peace in street theatre, with red and white poppies. It will take place on Sat 10 Nov around a stage in Princesshay, Exeter’s pedestrianised shopping area.
Devon Area Meeting will begin with 10 minutes of worship around the stage before the action begins. Exeter Quakers will hold the vigil before the second performance, and again, before the third performance. Exeter Peace Shop will sell white poppies and Quakers will give out business card sized publicity.
“Exeter Quakers have a tradition of holding vigils, demos and outdoor Meetings for Worship in Princesshay,” says Laura Conyngham. “This time each worship session will be followed by 15 minutes of drama. We hope to draw people in with a relevant message for today.”
On Sunday 11 Nov at Exeter’s War Memorial in Northernhay Gardens, two wreaths of white poppies, will be laid. Inspired by the Collateral
Damage Project, poppy making began in the summer at the Devon Quakers stall at Respect Festival.
Meanwhile at Crediton’s War Memorial, 3rd Crediton Brownies and Guides will lay wreaths of their own white poppies. “I did approach Crediton schools and Scouts without success,” says Laura, “but Guides and Brownies have been a joy to work with and they, and their leaders, will be proud.”
Devon Area Meeting, Saturday 10th November, 11.00am, Exeter Meeting House
Remembering the Armistice. Saturday 10th November, Exeter and Crediton
Three 15 minute performances in Princesshay Square, Exeter at 11.00am, 11.30am and 12.00noon. Plus an event at Crediton Arts Centre, Crediton at 7.30pm, to remember the Armistice through dance, drama and song and reflect on the building of a more peaceful future.
Interfaith Week. 11th – 18th November. Devon Faith and Belief Forum events and interfaith prayers, to be confirmed
Preparatory Workshop for Holocaust Memorial Day, Monday 12th November 10.00am – 1.00pm. Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street
Corrymeela in Exeter Weekend
Hope in Conflict – Saturday 17th November with Pádraig Ó Tuama.
The Alumni Auditorium, The Forum, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter. Registration at 9.30am for 10am start, finishes at 4.15pm.
Can we find hope in times of conflict – personal, communal, international? Open to those of all faiths and none.
Rhythms of Peace – Saturday 17th November with Pádraig Ó Tuama.
Venue: St Luke’s Chapel, University of Exeter, St Luke’s Campus, Exeter, EX1 2LU
A poetry reading in support of the Corrymeela Community. The poets reading with Pádraig will be: Alwyn Marriage, Lawrence Sail, Richard Skinner and Dana Littlepage Smith. Doors open for pre–poetry wine/juice: 7.00 – 7.30pm Poetry reading 7.30 – c. 9.30pm
Reclaim the Night 2018, Saturday 1st December, 2.00pm, St Sidwell’s Community Centre
Banner-making and movement workshops in afternoon, march at 7.00pm, rally in Bedford Sq at 8.00pm.
Dialogue Session. Sunday 16th December, 12.00noon
Subject to be confirmed.
Q-CAT Conference, Friends House, London, Saturday 3rd November 2018, 10.30am to 4.30pm
PREVENTING TORTURE – EFFECTIVE ACTION. Cost £10 (students £5) to include refreshments and a light lunch. Pay on arrival. Places
limited so book now at email@example.com
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Main Room: £33 Standard Rate £25 Concession Rate
Small Rooms: £16.50 Standard Rate £13.50 Concession Rate