Gatherings and Arrangements
Gatherings and Arrangements
Brief descriptions of Devon and Cornwall Quaker Gatherings held from February 2008 onwards can be downloaded below. These are .pdf files, with the most recent at to top, and you will need Adobe Reader to read them (you may already have it).
File: Feb 2013.pdf 'Understanding Friends Worldwide' including the World Conference in Kenya, 2012 (Martin Touwen & Ruth Homer). A recording of the talks is available [156 Mbyte!].
File: Oct 2012.pdf 'Paths to change: Economic systems, Justice and the Planet' (Stuart Wallis, New Economics Foundation, & Symon Hill)
File: Feb 2012.pdf Paul Parker, Recording Clerk [See also Dossier, including recording of talk (77.4 Mbyte)]
File: Oct 2011.pdf 'Whither Quakers?' (Felicity Kaal)
File: Feb 2011.pdf 'Quakers and political processes' (Michael Bartlett)
File: Oct 2010.pdf 'The Kindlers' (Elizabeth Brown, Alec Davison)
File: Jun 2010.pdf Residential all-age weekend 'Pioneering in the Spirit'
File: Oct 2009.pdf Richard Wilkinson 'The Spirit Level' [Invitation leaflet used] Public Meeting
File: Jun 2009.pdf 'Be the Change'
File: Oct 2008.pdf 'Addiction'
File :Jun 2008.pdf 'Caring for our world'
File: Feb 2008.pdf 'Civil Liberties'
In addition, we have a complete list of gatherings from 1983 onwards, without notes on content.
Arrangements Committee for Quaker Gatherings:
The Devon and Cornwall Area Meetings each appoint their own representatives to serve on the Devon and Cornwall Arrangements Committee, which was formed in January 2009, and organises Devon and Cornwall Quaker Gatherings each year. The dates of Gatherings are shown on the Events page of the website, and detailed programmes are shown on the Members page when they are available – normally within a month of the date of the Gathering, and where possible, longer. All Friends and Attenders in the two counties are welcome at any Gathering without prior notice – just come!
In addition to organising Gatherings, the Arrangements Committee also maintains this web site, and publishes an annual List of Members and Attenders in the two counties.
The List of Members - giving contact details and membersip of committees etc in the Area Meetings and Local Meetings - is compiled and distributed annually in January. It is not distributed outside Friends' circles, and Members and Attenders are only included in the printed booklet with their permission. If you are not included and wish to be added, please download a consent form and give it to an overseer in your local meeting.
Members of the Arrangements Committee for 2016 are:
For Cornwall Area Meeting:
Mary Hammond, Penzance (Convenor)
Chris Middleton, St Austell
For Devon Area Meeting:
Raymond Thompson, Exeter (Treasurer, Ex-officio)
Contact for Devon and Cornwall Arrangements Committee
Clerk – Chris Middleton, email address: chrismidd27[at]btinternet.com; tel: 01726 813501.
The end of General Meeting:
This page was used until December 2008 to record the work of General Meeting for Devon and Cornwall. The rich history of General Meeting, and before that Quarterly Meeting, is given below. Now, the organisation has been simplified, and General Meeting (and its committees) no longer exists.
For more about the history of General Meeting and Quarterly Meeting, see ‘A brief chronological history......’ under the History page.
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