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'
Standing together against hatred
Quakers across Britain are commemorating #HolocaustMemorialDay
Holocaust Memorial Day is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and the later genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Marigold Bentley, head of Peace Programmes and Faith Relations for Quakers in Britain and Oliver Robertson, head of Witness and Worship for Quakers in Britain attended a national event in central London. . The ceremony remembered the mass murder of Jews and the murderous impact of racial and biological policies on the disabled, Sinti and Roma, on black people, homosexuals, Slavs and more.
Marigold Bentley reflected, “At times when divisions in society are prominent, it is both vital and hopeful to recall our shared values and our shared humanity. Events such as Holocaust Memorial Day remind us that we stand united against grotesque hatred and cruelty."
She said, “Standing together to remember the Holocaust is an act of solidarity and friendship. It is important for those of us who have not been directly affected by such atrocities to use our voice and actions to support those who have.
Events such as Holocaust Memorial Day remind us that we stand united against grotesque hatred and cruelty.
- Marigold Bentley for Quakers in Britain
“Quakers felt it was especially important to participate this year because it is not only 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz but also 25 years since the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Quakers were involved for many years in providing practical help and building peace in both these contexts, so it was important to remember what we are working against in order not to repeat them.
“Our calling is to ensure that cruelty and inhumanity is prevented, and that suffering is relieved. Remembering the past in a way which acknowledges the danger to humanity when we collectively fail to treat each other equally and without violence is important. It is our shared humanity and compassion which draws us to stand alongside others in solemn remembrance. In doing so, we recommit to prevention of cruelty and violence, and to all the important work which Quakers do today, to make for a better tomorrow."