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weekly event iconmeal provided icon Every Wednesday at 1:10pm – 1:40pm. Followed by refreshments. Friends Meeting House, Central Manchester.

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Saturday 13th September 2014

2pm to 5pm

In aid of Mustard Tree (local charity)

All welcome!

Teas, bookstall, crafts stall, bric-a-brac and greetings cards for sale, activities for children and adults, puppet show.

Suggested donation:

  • Children/concessions £1.50
  • Adults £4.00
  • Family (2 adults + 3 children) £7.00

Purchase at the gate (or tickets for sale in advance)

Includes refreshments, stalls and games

CAR PARKING

There are good public transport links to Eccles. We are 10 minutes’ walk from Eccles tram stop and bus terminus, and close to bus stops for 22, 67, 100 and 110 buses.

There is limited parking in the Meeting House grounds, but we plan to close the grounds to cars from 2pm to 5pm, to create a safer space for children. So those who park in the grounds will need to arrive before 2pm and will not be able to leave until after 5pm.

There is plenty of parking in the area of the railway station, at the other side of the motorway from the Meeting House. There is also some parking in roads near the Meeting House.

We will ask local businesses if we could use their parking spaces for the afternoon. Information on this will be available at the Friends Meeting House at the time of the garden party. We will have a table outside the Meeting House with volunteers selling tickets, and they will have the relevant information.

This information will be updated as more information is gathered.

13 Sep 2014

Meet 

Jessica Metheringham

the Quakers’ Parliamentary Engagement Officer

 

Sunday 21st September 2014 at 1:00pm

Central Manchester Friends Meeting House
6 Mount St
M2 5NS

She will be in Manchester for the Labour Party Conference. She will talk about her work, current issues, and how we can be effective in our engagement with Westminster and other politicians. There will be time for questions and discussion.

All welcome.

There will be an additional lunchtime meeting on Monday 22 September at 12.30pm with members of the Social Justice Group and others who wish to be actively involved in campaigning.

21 Sep 2014

WORLD WAR I – THOSE WHO REFUSED TO 

FIGHT

Wednesday 15th October 2014 at 7.00pm
Central Manchester Friends Meeting House

John Graham, a Manchester Quaker, and the Quaker response to the outbreak of WWI – introduced by Barry Mills of Northern Friends Peace Board

The work of the No-Conscription Fellowship Maintenance Committee 1916-1918 supporting conscientious objectors and their families. The Committee was instigated by a group of Quakers in South Manchester – introduced by Ali Ronan, pacifist, feminist, and historian

Free of charge, all welcome

Central Manchester Friends Meeting House
6 Mount St
M2 5NS

15 Oct 2014

A QUAKER APPROACH TO TENSIONS AND DIFFICULTIES IN OUR MEETINGS

Saturday 18th October 2014 10.00am to 4:15pm
(coffee from 9.30am)
At South Manchester Friends Meeting House, M23 0DJ.

One day workshop

With short talks and individual and group exercises, to develop skills and gain confidence. To engage Friends in ways of living together in love; caring enough for each other and our community to learn how and when to confront differences and difficulties openly, honestly and directly.

  • How confident are we about raising issues?
  • Do we expect to be listened to?
  • How can we improve the way that we handle differences?
  • What further skills do we need, and how can we learn them?

No charge. Please bring a packed lunch.

Organised by Conflict Advisory Group

Numbers limited to 25, so please book in advance. We hope that people will attend from all our 5 meetings, including elders and overseers.

Please contact Elizabeth Coleman at Central Manchester Friends Meeting House if you would like to attend.

18 Oct 2014

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