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.
In compliance with the latest Government instruction, all Meetings for Worship at Exeter Meeting House, Marcy Arches Street, Exeter University in the Quiet Chaplaincy Room and in the Chapel on St Lukes campus have been suspended until further notice.
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. Children are always welcome and a Children’s Meeting can be arranged as required (Sunday morning Meeting only). 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
Compline in St Martin’s Church, Cathedral Close at 8.00pm on Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March
Compline will be sung in English each night with periods of silence, an anthem and some instrumental music.
Exeter Cathedral Lent Lectures 2020, Chapter House, the first four Sundays of Lent, 5.00-6:30pm.
• 1st March, (1st Sunday of Lent), The Rt Rev Nick McKinnel, Bishop of Plymouth ‘Mayflower: Journey of Faith’ (here for completeness, Ed.)
• 8th March, (2nd Sunday of Lent), Revd Canon Prof Susan Gillingham, Canon Theologian, Exeter Cathedral; ‘Ps. 119: Preparing for
• 15th March, (3rd Sunday of Lent), Dr David Tollerton Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies and Contemporary Religion, University of Exeter
‘Holocaust Remembrance and Pilgrimage’
• 22nd March, (4th Sunday of Lent), Bishop Martin Shaw, Leading pilgrimages today.
World Day of Prayer, Friday 6th March at Belmont Chapel, 11.00am.
This year, the service has been prepared by women from Zimbabwe. Tea/coffee from 10.30am.
Quaker National Day of Healing, Saturday 7th March, 11.00am – 3.00pm at the Chapel, St Luke’s Campus, University of Exeter
Devon Area Meeting, Sunday 8th March at Rushbrook Day Centre, Station Road, Totnes, TQ9 5HW
Meeting for Worship will be at 10.30 am followed by a bring and share lunch with AM beginning at 1.30 pm.
Wednesday 11th March at 7.30pm at Exeter Meeting House. Fossil-Free Pensions
A public meeting with a speaker from Fossil Free Oxfordshire
Thursday 12th March 7pm St. James' Church PRAYER IN A SECULAR AGE
FINDING THE SECRET OF PRAYER IN THE EARLIEST TEACHERS A talk by Fr Laurence Freeman OSB
Laurence Freeman OSB is Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM), a global, inclusive contemplative community. The talk will provide an introduction to Christian meditation, suitable for all who are new to meditation as well as those with more experience. It will be followed by a period of meditation. There is no charge for this event and no need to book. However, to cover costs a minimum donation of £5 would be welcome. There is disabled access, but limited parking in the Church car park.
Multicultural Tour of Exeter, Saturday 14th March
Clare Hamon and Ghee Bowman invite you to join them on a tour of the city’s sights. £6 per head.
New Housing Hub - Day Conference, Saturday 14th March, time and venue tbc.
New housing developments are springing up across Devon, new communities with little in the way of facilities, with little capacity to nurture friendships, usually against a backdrop of local protest, and almost always without a church building. The New Housing Hub is encouraging
Christians to be a voice of welcome, amidst the sea of protest, and to work together in order to share God’s love with every new housing area.
Prayer Morning, Saturday 28th March at St David’s Church from 10.00am,
explore ways of praying including Contemplative Prayer, Lectio Divina and Celtic knot/cord drawing. Concludes with soup lunch at 12.30pm
Agape Meal on Maundy Thursday, 9th April at Palace Gate Centre, 6.00pm
Good Friday Service at the Cathedral, 10.00am, Friday 10th April
The Spiritual Challenges of Climate Change, Wednesday 22nd April, St Stephen’s Church, 7.30pm
With Professor Alastair McIntosh; a talk on the challenges of climate change and the way forward plus a discussion.
Refreshments from 7pm
All-Age Meetings will take place on Sundays 10th May and 11th October.