Newark Quakers now meet every Sunday
Newark Quakers meet every Sunday
It is with regret that we have decided to suspend all formal meetings at Newark until further notice. This includes our Meeting for Worship on Sundays and alternate Wednesdays.
We hope Friends will meet 'in the spirit' but at home during our normal Sunday Meeting time from 10.30 to 11.30 am and that Newark Friends will share any Ministry, insights or gleanings with each other via our clerk Christine (click on 'Our Virtual Meeting' above).
We will hold each other in the light during this difficult time.
"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.
The talk from members of the Bamford Community
planned for Thursday 26th March is now postponed. We hope to find a new date in autumn or spring next year.
Newark Sunday Meeting
'Silence in a Busy Day'
Every second and fourth Wednesday
Short (30 mins) silent meeting
The next Wednesday Meeting is on Wednesday
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 !
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
Saw this pinned to a noticeboard while our walking.
So we sang, sang away our sadness. In every house and flat and cottage, we clapped and sang, in every hut and tent, in every palace and hospital and prison. And they heard and we heard our song of gladness echoing all together, in glorious harmony across the universe.
from A song of Gladness by Michael Morpurgo 2020
Sunday May 31
Our planet is seriously ill and we can feel the pain. We have been reminded of the many ways in which the future health of the earth is under threat as a result of our selfishness, ignorance and greed. Our earth needs attention, love, care and prayer.
from London Yearly Meeting 1988
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust (from Julia)
Two thoughts for Sunday May 24
'What right have you to take the word 'wealth' which originally meant 'well-being and degrade and narrow it by confining it to certain sorts of material objects measured by money.'
'So long as there is life there is happiness, and there is a great deal still to come'
Leo Tolstoy (from War and Peace)
A thought for Sunday: May 17
Napoleon Bonaparte went to Moscow and burnt the city down. Thousands of soldiers died all for nothing. Napoleon is still considered a great hero by some and many know his name.
Daniel Wheeler went to Petersburg and drained the marshes. Fine farms were developed and the city made healthier for all. Hardly anyone has heard of Daniel Wheeler.
Sunday May 10
'Faith is a bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.'
We seem to be at a turning point in human history.
We can choose life or watch the planet become uninhabitable for our species.
Somehow, I believe that we will pass through this dark night of our planetary soul to a new period of harmony with the God that is to be found within each of us, and that S/he will inspire renewed confidence in people everywhere, empowering us all to co-operate to use our skills, our wisdom, our creativity, our love, our faith – even our doubts and fears – to make peace with the planet. Strengthened by this fragile faith, empowered by the Spirit within, I dare to hope.
Pat Saunders, 1987 Quaker Faith and Practice 29.03
'Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.'
St Paul Philippians 4:8 from Quaker Life and Practice (Ireland) 1.88