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
Exeter Pride March, Saturday 11th May: High Street. Service and Blessing at St Petrock’s at 10.45am. March sets off from St Sidwell’s at 12.00noon.
Preparation for BYM, Sunday 12th May, Meeting House, after MfW. A second dialogue session with Alison Mitchell.
Holy Ground, Exeter Cathedral, Sunday 12th May, 7.00pm.
International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, Wednesday 15th May 2019. Meeting, walk & picnic along The Conchies’ Road, Princetown. Meet in Princetown Square outside of the National Park Visitor Centre at 10.00am.
Saturday 18th May. Book Launch, ‘Just Education, what is and what should be’, edited by Mike Golby and Allen Parrott, 14th May, 4.30-6.00pm, St Luke’s Campus, South Cloisters, SC 3.06 Please let Mike Golby know if you plan to attend.
Quaker Pacifism in Plymouth 1660–1945, Plymouth Quaker House, Wednesday 15th May at 7.30pm, by Martin Wyatt of Plymouth Meeting.
Extinction Rebellion Exeter, General Meeting, Friday 17th May at 7.30pm, at Exeter Community Centre, St David’s Hill (change of venue). All welcome.
Friday 17th May, 7.00pm. Prayer Round the Cross, St Pancras’ Church - Taize service with singing and quiet reflection.
Saturday 18th May, 10.00am – 1.00pmExeter Repair Café, St Sidwell’s Community Centre,
Openings, Sunday 19th May, Meeting House, 9.45am, led by Gill Wills.
Britain Yearly Meeting at Friends House, London, 24th-27th May 2019 www.quaker.org.uk/ym
Exeter Phoenix, Wednesday 29th May, 7.00pmWar School, a film showing how the British government promotes military values to adults and children.. Showing plus Q&A with producer Mic Dixon. Box Office 667080, www.exeterphoenix.org.uk www.war.school
Better than a Hallelujah, Concert for Christian Aid. Wednesday 29th May. Southernhay URC, 7.00pm. Martin Nicholls and Paul Field, inspiring lyrics
bringing alive their passion for social justice. Free entry/donation.
Extinction Rebellion Exeter, General Meeting, Friday 31st May at 6.00pm, at Exeter Community Centre, St David’s Hill (change of venue).
Dialogue Session after MfW Sunday 9th June, details TBC
Exeter Respect Festival, Saturday & Sunday, 8th & 9th June, Belmont Park, sign-up sheet in lobby plus see page 10 for details of MfWs on both days.
Climate Lobbying Workshop, Tuesday 11th June, times & venue TBC Sustainability Support Committee are organising a workshop to develop
skills for lobbying MPs and other decision makers who might be patronising, evasive, waffly and misleading. The workshop will be provided by ‘Hope for the Future’ and will start in the early evening, lasting for about three hours. Free but donation appreciated.
Extinction Rebellion Exeter, General Meeting, Friday 14th June at 7.30pm, at Exeter Quaker Meeting House. All welcome.
Saturday 15th June, Plymouth Quaker Centre Patterns and examples; Deep roots for strong communities.
The Time is Now: Mass lobby of Parliament on environment and climate change. Wednesday 26th June 2019. 1.00-3.00pm, with interfaith workshops and events nearby in the morning. To sign up and receive more info, please email Philip Wood at email@example.com
Day Workshop, Discernment in Everyday Living, Saturday 29th June,Meeting House, a Woodbrooke-on-the-Road workshop led by Jill Pennington. for booking, see sign-up sheet in lobby or contact Hilary Curwell.
Quaker South West Sustainability Gathering, 22nd – 25th August 2019,Carthvean Farm near Helston, Cornwall
Defence & Security Exhibition International, 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
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.