Newark Quakers meet every Sunday
We have now restarted our weekly Sunday Meeting which starts at 10.30am. Due to the need for social spacing and the size of our meeting room we have to limit the numbers that can attend so if you wish to come to our Sunday Meeting please contact or leave a message at 01636918256. Please don't hestitate to get in touch if you want to join us as we will try to give as many as possible the opportunity to attend. At present we are asking those that come to wear a mask.
We hope Friends who cannot join us at the Meeting on Sunday in person will join us via Zoom as we now have camera and microphone in the Meeting room. Please contact us and we will send you the Zoom link.
We are as well holding a number of regular events on Zoom where we meet up regularly for a catch up and chat, or short Meeting for Worship. Also on some Thursday evenings at 7.30 we have a discussion evening. If you want to be included in any of these please contact our clerk.
We will not yet be restarting our Meeting on alternative Wednesday lunchtimes.
"Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness: and bearing one with another and forgiving one another and not laying accusations one against another: but praying one for another, and helping one another up with a tender hand.
Isaac Pennington, 1667.
Due to the latest government announcement we will not be able to meet in our Quaker Centre on Sundays. For the next few weeks we will be meeting on Sundays at 10.30 for our Meeting for Worship via Zoom.
Thursday evening January 28th
Three Friends will each talk about a book they have read
Contact our Clerk for details.
Newark Sunday Meeting
All our meetings will be at our Quaker Centre on Queens Head Court in the corner of the Market Place
The Quaker Centre is available for hire. Please e-mail to find out more.
Welcome to the Newark Quaker Meeting website. We are a new and growing meeting. We have just moved into our new Meeting House at The Quaker Centre on Queens Head Court which is right in the centre of Newark just off the Market Place.
We hope these pages will tell you a little about our meeting here in Newark.
We meet every Sunday at 10.30am and every second and fourth Wednesday at 12.45pm for our shared silence in the Quaker tradition and all are welcome to join us.
No need for an introduction just come along or if you would like to talk to someone first then telephone our Clerk. It’s a friendly and welcoming group where a warm welcome is guaranteed.
Latest news !
Latest credo below and
Gleanings and insights to share during this difficult time - click above on 'Our Virtual Meeting'
Below are the latest contributions from Newark Friends to share at this difficult time
more on our Virtual meeting page
Man was made for Joy & Woe
And when this we rightly know
Thro the World we safely go
Joy & Woe are woven fine
A Clothing for the soul divine
Under every grief & pine
Runs a joy with silken twine
Winter never seems to have properly arrived until we get some snow, and the years when we have snowless winters seem lacking in some way. Much of the country has already seen snow this winter but here in Newark it has so far only been a thin trace. Snow is a wonderful thing. Anyone who has been with a group of children when it first starts to snow will remember the excitement and the buzz of anticipation which goes round the room; faces pressed against the glass and the hope that it will settle, and they can soon be outside. Speaking to my grandchildren on the phone on New Years Day, how excited they were to tell me they had just had snow and to point out the snowman in the garden.
Snow can transform the ugliest of places and make them beautiful. We take pictures of it to hang on our walls; children go sledging, build snowmen and throw their snowballs.
Snow though is made up of millions of tiny individual snowflakes. Each one incredibly beautiful, complex, and unique and yet so vulnerable. A bit like each of us in a way. Catch a snowflake and it melts instantly on the hand but see them collect together and those incredibly delicate flakes can bring nations to a standstill, close the busiest motorways, empty high streets, and halt the cruellest wars.
The snow-blanketed countryside is a beautiful and inspiring sight. Maybe in a way we are all like those snowflakes, each of us unique, precious, complex.
Perhaps snow has a lesson to teach us about coming together. As we start to emerge out of these difficult times and more of us become vaccinated against the virus then let us look to work together to lay the foundations of a better world. To ‘Let our lives speak’. To start to repair and rebuild our world to reflect Jesus’ simple uncomplicated message of love and forgiveness. We have always talked of that of God in everyone, that spark of Divine love that is within us all; a love that has the power to transform each of us. Individually we can make a start towards a better world but together we can do so much more.
So, let’s take a lesson from snow. Together, let’s see what love can do?