from local notices:

Or Friday 4th October a dramatization of The Trial of Penn and Meade will take place at the Sarah Fell room in Friends’ House at 7 pm (coffee from 6.30).  This is the historic trial of two Quakers, whose jury refused to bring in a guilty verdict in spite of bullying by judge and prosecutors.


On Saturday 5th October at Jordans Quaker Centre from 9.30 to 4 pm

Tm Stead will lead a Quiet Day on Mindfulness and Spirituality entitled “See, Love, Be”.  Suggested donation £15.

 Wednesday 30th October is planned for an Interfaith Gathering on the climate emergency in this Meeting House at 7 pm.


The next Area Meeting will be on Sunday 20th October at Brentford & Isleworth meeting house at 1.30 pm.

Throughout the year: We have short study groups after meeting at 12 noon followed by a shared lunch for those who wish,  usually 2nd Sunday, every other month –

Friendly Bible Study: Sunday October 13th






The monthly letter from Friends’ House will be on the Bench.



 Film Club events at Harrow Quaker Meeting Rayners Lane:

Movie evenings – Films will follow a shared supper from 5pm onwards

Saturday 28th September                ‘Edie’

Saturday 7th December                   ‘Suffragette’





1.       Quaker Renewable Energy Scheme

In 2011, Quakers in Britain committed to becoming a low-carbon, sustainable community. Friends House and Swarthmoor Hall, together with over 120 meeting houses have switched to Good Energy which provides locally sourced and traceable renewable energy – saving 1,154 tonnes of C02, equivalent to taking over 830 cars off the road.

If your meeting is not on a green tariff, you may wish to consider the ‘Quaker Energy Scheme’ which offers preferential terms/prices for Quaker meetings.

Contact Good Energy on 0800 254 0003 to register your interest.

Witness against the arms trade

1.         Stop the Arms Fair this September

September 2019, mainly London & some events across Britain

The international arms fair, DSEI, is setting up shop in London in September 2019, to export war and conflict around the world.

When we play host to one of the world’s largest arms fairs, war, repression and injustice start here. Let’s stop it here.

Friends interested in opposing the arms fair can see the flyer on activities by Roots of Resistance (printed copy included) and an additional flyer on the monthly mailing web page about the vigil.

Young Quakers see the information in the item above.

Daniel Jakopovich,, 020 7663 1090


Asylum and migration conference

2.     Envisioning a world that is open to all: let us see what love can do

27–29 September 2019, Woodbrooke

A weekend conference learning about asylum and migration, hearing from those who have felt its impact, and working together to create the change that we need. Speakers, workshops, performances and panel discussions will explore the interplay between race, privilege and migration. Register at



Hardship grants for individuals

3.           Hope grants for individuals

Grants of up to £750 are available to improve the quality of life for Quaker members and attenders who are unemployed or unable to make a living wage. Past grants have funded: equipment for a new or developing hobby; help with the cost of attending evening classes    or lessons; help with cost of participating fully in the life of the Society of Friends; help with travel costs, like visiting an aged relative.

Applications must be supported by an overseer. For details see:

4.           Pollard & Dickson Trust

Pollard & Dickson Trust has grants of up to £1,500 available for Friends & attenders in Britain to help those unable to meet daily living expenses and to support Friends to attend activities, courses or events that will have benefits for the wider Quaker community.

Contact Augene Nanning, Pollard & Dickson Trust Administrator


5.           William Gunn’s Charity

A letter is enclosed with information for overseers about William Gunn’s Charity. This Charity exists to assist individual Members who are in personal financial need by making grants of money to them or by paying for services and / or items needed by them.

Grants Secretary: Val Brittin 01905 25472 Clerk to Trustees: Jackie Fowler 01952 253378 Email:


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