Exeter



                                                                 Notices                                                                  Room Bookings


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.

Business Meetings:
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.

Clerk:  Gerald Conyngham
Assistant Clerk:  Bridget Oliver
Treasurer:  Richard Oliver
Bookings Clerk:  Richard Oliver
Enquiries email:  exeterquakers@yahoo.co.uk

Bookings email: exetermhbookings@yahoo.co.uk            

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Photo courtesy of Jem Southam

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 Address:
Friends Meeting House
Wynards Lane

Magdalen Street
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.

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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


Exeter Foodbank
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


A Small Action Towards the New Economy…..
Each month, Sustainability Support Group will be suggesting an action which Friends could take to further our sustainability witness.  This month……….

Water saving ideas: In this unseasonably dry month, Sustainability Group have some suggestions for saving water.  Try to use water twice, eg: washing veggies then watering the plants with it.  Have a dedicated jug and bucket to collect the cold water ‘run off’ preceding the hot water. Use this to fill your washing machine, wash veggies, water plants, etc.
INDOORS –
*Wash up once a day.
*Use the washing up rinsing water to clean the floor, or car (see below).
*Time your shower.
*Shower on alternate days, wash in a basin on intervening days.
* If you indulge in an occasional bath, bucket out the water to your non- edible shrubs or use it to flush the loo.
*Instigate a ‘2 pees before a flush’ policy at home.
OUTDOORS -
*Use a watering can rather than a hose.
*Water early morning or late evening.
*A good soaking once a week is better than a little daily.
*Consider having a Mediterranean garden which requires little water in the summer.
*Forgo a green lawn, it will return in the autumn.
*Mulch plants with grass cuttings/compost/straw/bark/cardboard/stones or gravel, to reduce evaporation and frequency of watering.
*Wash the car windows, lights and number plate only, then use the water to flush the loo.
*Install water butts on downpipes to collect deluges in the winter months.
*Put guttering around your shed/greenhouse/summerhouse and collect rainwater in water butts.
It is likely that Friends already are conscious of personal water use, so please forgive us stating the obvious. If anyone would like to share their water saving ideas, we would be glad to include them in the August newsletter.


Devon Faith and Belief Forum, AGM, Exeter Guildhall, Thursday 5th July, 6.00pm – 8.00pm


Refreshing the Spirit Quiet Retreat Day, Exeter Meeting House, Saturday 7th July 10.00am – 4.00pm. (10.00 for a 10.30 start)

There will be a quiet day retreat at the Meeting House, led by Woodbrooke tutors Andy Stoller and Katie Evans. Quiet time with optional activities. Book with Judith Thompson by 24th June.  “Do you try to set aside times of quiet for openness to the Holy Spirit? All of us need to find a way into silence which allows us to deepen our awareness of the divine and to find the inward source of our strength.” Advices & Queries 3


Sunday July 8th, Meeting for Worship at Moretonhampstead plus shared lunch with Chris and Penelope Holland at Manwood on Dartmoor
John and Jane Willis are inviting any interested Exeter Quakers, to come to their newly formed Meeting on Sunday July 8th - in the Community Hall at Moretonhampstead, at 10 30 am.
After Meeting, why not go the extra mile (or six) to a "bring and share" lunch with Chris and Penelope at Manwood, Heathercombe, TQ13 9XE. Instructions for the journey can be given after Meeting.
An added bonus for coming to Heathercombe is that it is the last day of a very interesting sculpture exhibition, with over 40 works of art scattered through the woodland estate, raising money for the cancer charities supported by the National Gardens Scheme.
It would be helpful if people contacted John or Jane Willis (in the Book), if they might attend this small meeting on that Sunday and also to leave us a message if they can come on to Heathercombe. Chris and Penelope Holland


Sticklepath Forge and Quaker Cemetery. Thursday 12th July

A shared lunch proposed by St Leonards circle and open to all members of the Meeting, at Sticklepath, near Okehampton. This was home to over 200 Quaker families who mined and farmed in the 18th and 19th century. There is a large Quaker Burial ground ideal for picnics, and a N.T. working forge powered by an overshot water wheel. There are lovely walks locally as it is by a small Dartmoor river through a beautiful wood. Being N.T, there is a quaint thatched tea house in the garden, and a loo nearby. There is also a highly recommended pub in the village (ask Bobby!)
Transport. The no. 6 bus take 55 mins from stand 6 at Exeter bus station and stops nearby at the Devonshire Inn in Sticklepath just before Okehampton. The bus also picks up at Central station, St David's station and St Thomas shops
They leave at 8.50 11.50. 12.20
and return at 13.20 15.20 16.50 17.40 to Exeter.
We plan to eat about 1.15pm, so plan your own arrival time. Apparently there is a group ticket costing £12.00 or else a day rider costs about £6.00….. or for the lucky ones, a senior bus pass is free. I can easily drive anyone who would rather do that. Please just phone me...my internet is out of action at present.
Ros Richards


Prayer Round the Cross. Friday 13th July, 7.00pm at St Pancras’

A meditative Taizé service with periods of silence and singing.


Sunday 15th July, at the Meeting House, 12.00 Traidcraft Sale
Laura Conyngham reminds us to bring some money or a cheque book!


Exeter Women - and Men - and the Fight for Votes for Women, St Thomas Library, Exeter, Tuesday 17th July – 7.00pm. Tickets: £2.00

An Illustrated talk by Dr Julia Neville
The battle for women’s right to vote was hard fought in Exeter as much as anywhere else. Dr Neville will be uncovering the stories of local activists: Jessie Montgomery, widely regarded as 'godmother' to the University of Exeter; Edith Splatt, later to be Exeter's first woman councillor; Mary Willocks, early Mills-and-Boon novelist; and Robert Newman, who became Exeter's MP in 1918. Julia will also describe open-air meetings at the Triangle and the prison where the 'Exeter hunger strikers' were locked up.
Dr Julia Neville is a former NHS manager turned community historian. Over the last year she has been working with a research group uncovering the history of the women in Devon who were active in the suffrage movement. You can see the map of Devon women suffrage activists on the Devon History Society website. http://www.devonhistorysociety.org.uk/
St Thomas Library - 35 Church Rd / Cecil Rd, Exeter, EX2 9AZ. Call 01392 252783 to register your interest. stthomas.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk


Group photo of the Meeting  -  Sunday 22nd July, at the Meeting House just after notices.
Hoping that as many Members and Attenders as possible can be present


Sunday 14th October, 12.00noon at the Meeting House

Engaging with other faiths, a talk on faith and traditions by Natalia Ivend, a member of the Roma community.


 


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Room hiring rates per session - morning/afternoon/evening (as at September 2014)

Main Room:  £33 Standard Rate  £25 Concession Rate

Small Rooms:  £16.50 Standard Rate  £13.50 Concession Rate


 

 

 

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