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Peterborough Quaker Calendar


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, an overseer or the clerk.  We should hope to cover the expense from the Meeting’s funds.

Meeting for Worship takes place every Sunday from 10.30 – 11.30am and

every Wednesday from 7 – 7.45pm.




Events are at the meeting house unless otherwise stated.

Sun 6th   

12 noon

Business Meeting




Fri 11th

10am —1.30pm

Quiet Morning—a time for contemplation Lunch is provided afterwards and donations are invited towards its cost. This quiet morning occurs every month on the second Friday. 




Sun 13th


Children’s and Young People’s Meeting






Rookhow Family Trip —interesting details below




9th Sept.

10am — 5pm

Kindlers workshop —please sign up (See below)


This month’s Appeal is for the mental health charity Mind.

Friday August 4th Christian Aid Lunch

It is our turn to host this at Westgate New Church (behind the old hall of the old church).  Beryl urgently needs volunteers to help on the day and offers of desserts.  Please do join her if you can.  It is always an enjoyable occasion.



Fifteen adults and children plan to stay in the old Stable block of the 1725 Quaker centre, built equidistant from all surrounding local meetings, so everyone had to travel the same (considerable!) distance. Its setting in twelve acres of woodland between Coniston and Windermere was intended to make the warden self-sufficient.  Outdoor activities abound.  Last year our group canoed and climbed Old Man of Coniston, as well as enjoying activities in the old meeting house, making campfires and simply being together.


Saturday September 9th (9am—5pm) Kindlers workshop:

            Towards a Quaker View of Prayer

This event is led by Ruth McCarthy of Kindlers-on-the-Road, a group working ‘ rekindle the power of Quaker worship by renewing and deepening our spiritual practices’.  We shall be helped in an exploration of prayer, a word some of us may find difficult to use and which can mean different things to different people.

10—10.30am            Arrivals and coffee

10.30—1pm              Workshop session

1—2pm                      Lunch

2—4.30pm                 Workshop session

4.30—5pm                 Tea and departures


Drinks will be provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.  There is no charge for members and attenders of Peterborough Meeting.  


Sign the list at Meeting for Worship, please, or contact Daphne Lynas.  Up to 30 participants can be accommodated.



Look out shortly for two new inspirational books, the first is on the suggested reading list for the Yearly Meeting Gathering and either of them could help prepare for our Kindlers workshop.


Soil and Soul is by Alastair McIntosh, an ecological activist (Isle of Eigg Trust, Harris superquarry threat) and a Quaker with ‘a radical new philosophy of community, spirit and place’.  He ends with the advice: Test any course of action with the touchstone of service.  Ask: does it help the poor?  Does it restore the broken in nature?  Does it bring music to the soul?


The Silent Cry is a scholarly work exploring the mystical impulse at the heart of all religions.  Its author Dorothee Soelle, a world-renowned Christian theologian and activist, refuses to ‘separate prayer and politics’ and stresses ‘the redemptive possibilities in every human situation’.



Advices and Queries for August

7   Be aware of the spirit of God at work in the ordinary activities and experience of your daily life.  Spiritual learning continues throughout life, and often in unexpected ways.  There is inspiration to be found all around us, in the natural world, in the sciences and arts, in our work and friendships, in our sorrows as well as in our joys.   Are you open to new light, from whatever source it may come?  Do you approach new ideas with discernment? 

8   Worship is our response to an awareness of God.  We can worship alone, but when we join with others in expectant waiting we may discover a deeper sense of God’s presence.  We seek a gathered stillness in our meetings for worship so that all may feel the power of God’s love drawing us together and leading us.




Peterborough Quaker Meeting House

21 Thorpe Road


See under 'Contact us' tab 

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





For details of study groups, meditation, social events and other activities see 'Calendar' tab

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