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Peterborough Quaker Calendar


October 2017


For further information or transport needs contact Dorothy Ball (01733-567996) or Peter Bygrave (01733 243590)


Few events involve financial cost.  If even a modest outlay is difficult contact an elder, overseer or the clerk.  We would hope to cover the expense from the Meeting’s funds.

Meeting for worship takes place every Sunday from 10:30am to 11:30am and every Wednesday from 7—7:45 pm.





      Events are at the meeting house unless otherwise stated




Sun 1st

12 noon

Business Meetingany non-members are welcome if they tell our clerk that they wish to attend.




Tues 3rd


Autumn Workshops on the theme A Bag of Useful Things start with Exploring the Lord’s Prayer.  Everyone is welcome to any or all of the six sessions detailed below.




Sun 8th


Children and Young People’s Meeting

Shared Lunch and Apple Day —please bring food; then stay in the afternoon to pick and sort apples.




Sat 21st



Small Pilgrim Places Network National Gathering —everyone welcome. See below.



Sun 29th


Tea and Music Afternoon in aid of Thorpe Hall —details below.





The Appeal is for the Buddy Bag scheme for children in women’s refuges.

Autumn Workshops 2017: A Bag of Useful Things

Imagine that you have to pack a bag of useful things to take on a journey. What would you select as most useful?  Now apply this to your spiritual journey.  Four Ffriends from our Meeting have contemplated this scenario and they have each come up with something they would pack.  You are all invited to hear them share what their essential items would be over six weekly workshops, beginning on Tuesday October 3rd These interactive workshops will also provide an opportunity for you to explore your own feelings about the items chosen, and to consider whether or not you would include them in your own “Bag of Useful Things’’.  What other items would you select?  Across the six workshops, listed below, there will be opportunities for learning, discussion, worship sharing and reflection.


Oct 3rd             Exploring the Lord’s Prayer

Oct 10th          A look at some of the difficult sayings of Jesus

Oct 17th          Living peacefully – Part One

Oct 24th          Living peacefully – Part Two

Oct 31st           My sin and guilt

Nov 7th            Opening the bag

                        Social time with refreshments


If you have any further questions regarding the workshops, please contact Peter Bygrave. 



Small Pilgrim Places Network National Gathering 

We are hosting this event. The AGM includes news of SPPN sites around the country and a talk by Ali Green, A Rosary of Sacred Spaces: Reflections on short Pilgrimages to Small Pilgrim Places.  Ali made this series of short pilgrimages instead of the long-established pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.  There will be a shared lunch.  Everyone is welcome, and If you are able to help (particularly in the morning) that will be good.  Our Meeting is affiliated to the Small Pilgrim Places network and it is a chance to find out more about it.  If you are coming, please let Daphne know.


Tea and Music Afternoon

This is a fundraiser for Thorpe Hall.  We shall need cakes and scones and several people to help on the day, as well as an audience!  Please tell your friends



We look forward to the installation of new bookcases in November.  Noel and Catharine would welcome Ffriends’ suggestions for buying books or DVDs, whilst funds remain.


Advices and Queries for October

11        Be honest with yourself. What unpalatable truths might you be evading? When you recognise your shortcomings, do not let that discourage you. In worship together we can find the assurance of God’s love and the strength to go on with renewed courage.

12        When you are preoccupied and distracted in meeting let wayward and disturbing thoughts give way quietly to your awareness of God’s presence among us and in the world. Receive the vocal ministry of others in a tender and creative spirit. Reach for the meaning deep within it, recognising that even if it is not God’s word for you, it may be so for others. Remember that we all share responsibility for the meeting for worship whether our ministry is in silence or through the spoken word.




Peterborough Quaker Meeting House

21 Thorpe Road


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for further details.



Sunday 10.30–11.30 am


Wednesday 7–7.45 pm


Children’s meeting is held

on the second Sunday of

every month





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