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Newark Quakers now meet every  Sunday

10.30am

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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.

This Month

  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.

 

 

 

 

 All Meetings
posponed

Newark Sunday Meeting

Every  Sunday 

10.30am

All Welcome

'Silence in a Busy Day'

Every second and fourth Wednesday  

Short (30 mins) silent meeting

The next Wednesday Meeting is on Wednesday

March 25th

12.45-1.15

All Welcome

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 jnrich@phonecoop.coop to find out more.

 
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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' 

Mass lobby urges action on climate

More than 100 Quakers from England, Scotland and Wales came to Westminster today to take part in The Time is Now, a mass lobby of parliament urging MPs to take action on climate crisis and environmental breakdown. Faith representatives ─ including a former archbishop and a young Quaker ─ addressed the gathering.

Quaker Anya Nanning Ramamurthy, centre, joins faith leaders in calling for climate action. (Photo: Philip Wood)

With scientific warnings ever starker, UK faith leaders said the time to act is now.

Around 14,000 people lined the streets around parliament, to hold conversations with MPs on the vital need for government action.

To confront the injustice of climate breakdown we need to voice our views loud and clear, engage politically, and hold our leaders to account.

- Anya Nanning Ramamurthy

Faith groups gathered at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square to share stories of climate action. Then representatives from across the religious spectrum led an interfaith Walk of Witness past Downing Street to an event in Church House, central offices of the Church of England. There, alongside former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams and Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim representatives, 17 year old Quaker Anya Nanning Ramamurthy from north London addressed the gathering.

Anya Nanning Ramamurthy said, "To confront the injustice of climate breakdown, we need to be active. We need to voice our views loud and clear, engage politically, and hold our leaders to account. We must build the world as we want to see it. God is within every one of us and therefore we must act like it." She called on faith bodies to do more to support young people taking action for climate justice. Anya, 17 years old, has taken part in recent school strikes. She was in Friends House recently to hear Swedish schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg's plea to politicians: listen to scientists.

Quakers believe that with proper political leadership we can change the economy to avert climate chaos and extinction.

- Paul Parker, Recording Clerk

In early June, outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will commit the UK to net-zero emissions target for 2050. This will require the UK to almost entirely cut greenhouse gas emissions and account for those remaining by removing them from the atmosphere.

Paul Parker, Recording Clerk for Quakers in Britain, welcomed that announcement but said stronger leadership was needed: “Theresa May's net-zero commitment shows the strength of the growing climate movement. But it is not enough. 2050 could be too late. We need bold policy now to build a truly sustainable and just economy. Quakers believe that with proper political leadership we can change the economy to avert climate chaos and extinction. Without, it is the poorest and most marginalised that suffer most. As people of faith, we are here today to call on our politicians for bold, urgent leadership."

  • As well as calling for stronger climate policy, those lobbying their MPs today called on MPs to put strong environmental governance in place in the event of the UK leaving the European Union (EU).

  • Campaigners are pressing the government to use the opportunity of the upcoming Environment Bill to put in place strong systems of UK environmental governance and strong targets for protecting the natural environment when it departs from EU environmental legislation.

The mass lobby was organised by the Climate Coalition that represents campaign organisations, faith groups and community groups with a total of 15 million members, along with Greener UK, a coalition of campaigners calling for strong environmental UK laws.

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."