Calendar 2019

Calendar 2019

Meetings for Worship:
every Sunday 10:45 – 11:45 Meeting Hall, Canterbury FMH
every Thursday 13:00 – 13:30 Philcott Room, Canterbury FMH

January
Sun 13 Appeal presented by Diana Strauss: Rising Sun, a local centre helping people who suffer domestic violence and abuse.  
Sat 19 East Kent Area Meeting for Business
followed by bring and share tea
14:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 20 Meeting for Learning: Nurturing our Meeting; Nurturing Ourselves; introduced by Rosie Budd. 12:00 – 13:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 28 Children’s Meeting 10:45
Elgar Room, Canterbury FMH
February
Sun 3 Canterbury Meeting for Business
followed by free lunch
12:00
Canterbury FMH
Wed 6 Techniques of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and use of a defibrillator. Training session for 12 people. Accredited trainer: Bob Giles. 18:30 – 21:30
Canterbury FMH
Sun 10 Appeal presented by Doreen Rosman:
Quaker Council for European Affairs
 
Sun 17 Meeting for Learning: Virtue and Virtues: A Quaker View; introduced by Peter Hughes. 12:00 – 13:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 24 Children’s Meeting 10:45
Elgar Room, Canterbury FMH
March
Fri 1 Canterbury Women’s World Day of Prayer: Women and men are invited to share in a service designed by Slovenian women and focusing on their situation, one of many services held this day throughout the world.  A soup lunch will be available afterwards. 11:00
St. Paul’s Church
Fri 1 Talk by Maddy Allen, Field Manager of the Calais Warehouse: Two years on from the Jungle Camp…supporting refugees in Calais 2019. Maddy will be supported by Roy Clarke 17:00
Grimond Building, University of Kent
Sat 2 CANDIFA AGM and bring-and-share supper. Please bring labelled vegan, halal or vegetarian finger food.  16:30
Canterbury FMH
Sun 3 Canterbury Meeting for Business
followed by free lunch
12:00
Canterbury FMH
Sat 9 Two cars driving to the Calais camp. Car One organised by Whitstable Calais Solidarity will return same evening. Car Two (Robin Townsend – free for Quakers) will return Sunday or Monday. Details from Robin or from Wendy Oliver, who will be collecting men’s waterproof jackets, men’s gloves and women’s leggings to take with them. 07:25
Ferry from
Dover to Calais
Sat 9 Fair Trade Fair: Traidcraft stall – other ethically sourced goods – displays of artwork by local schoolchildren. Home-made soup lunch from 12:00 until 14:00. 10:00 – 15:00
St Peter’s Methodist Church Hall
Sat 9 Meeting for Worship in memory of Roy Simkins, followed by tea/coffee 10:30 – 11:30
Canterbury FMH
Sat 9 Art Sale and Auction of Affordable Items in aid of Canterbury Supports Refugees, which expects soon to welcome a Syrian family to Canterbury. 19:30
St Mary Bredin Church
Sun 10 Appeal presented by Sylvia Forster: Prison Phoenix Trust, which supports prisoners through training in yoga and meditation.  
Sat 16 East Kent Area Meeting Elders and Overseers 12:00 – 13:00
Ashford FMH
Sat 16 East Kent Area Meeting for Business
followed by bring and share tea
14:00
Ashford FMH
Sun 17 Meeting for Learning: Diversity and Inclusion in Our Meetings;  introduced by Terry Wood 12:00 – 13:00
Canterbury FMH
Wed 20 Canterbury Contemporary Theology Group: Trevor Dennis (retired Chancellor, Chester Cathedral): The Bible as Art: how to enjoy it, how to play with it. £3.00 entrance charge. 19:30
St Peter’s Methodist Church
Fri 22 Interfaith religious worship in solidarity with the Muslim community of Christchurch, New Zealand 13:15
Plaza opposite The Venue, University of Kent Canterbury Campus
Sun 24 Children’s Meeting 10:45
Elgar Room, Canterbury FMH
April
Sun 7 Canterbury Meeting for Business
followed by free lunch
12:00
Canterbury FMH
Wed 10 Becky Parker (physics teacher and visiting professor, who involves young people in scientific research): The Amazing Universe – Physics and Wonder and Belief.
£3.00 entrance charge.
19:30
St Peter’s Methodist Church
Sun 14 Appeal presented by Jemima Hughes :
Touchbase, a Folkestone-based organisation that helps people with complex disabilities fulfil their potential. 
 
Sat 20 Musical Sharing Evening followed by meal at the Meeting House, organised by Social Committee.  Further details from David Clarke (davidclarkeuk@aol.com). 16:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 21 Meeting for Learning: The Quaker Testimony of Simplicity; introduced by Peter Hughes 12:00 – 13:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 28 Children’s Meeting 10:45
Canterbury FMH
Sun 28 Picnic lunch followed by a walk among the bluebells in King’s Wood, accessible to all. After MfW
May
Sun 5 Canterbury Meeting for Business
followed by free lunch
12:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 12 Appeal presented by Rosie Budd:
Christian Aid. For more than 70 years, Christian Aid has provided humanitarian relief and long-term development support for poor communities worldwide, while highlighting suffering, tackling injustice and championing people’s rights.
 
Sat 18 East Kent Area Meeting for Business
followed by bring and share tea
14:00
Folkestone: 
St. Paul’s Church Hall, Sandgate
Sun 19 Meeting for Learning: Sustainability; introduced by Sarah Deakin 12:00 – 13:00
Canterbury FMH
Fri 24 – Mon 27 Britain Yearly Meeting Friends House, London
Sun 26 Children’s Meeting 10:45
Main Hall then Elgar Room
Mon 27 St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Pilgrimage to Canterbury. Volunteers needed to welcome pilgrims and serve refreshments. Canterbury FMH
June
Sun 2 Canterbury Meeting for Business
followed by free lunch
12:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 9 Appeal presented by Wendy Oliver:
Refugee Women’s Centre: The Refugee Women’s Centre is committed to supporting women, families and minors in and around Dunkirk and Calais.
 
Sun 16 Meeting for Learning: Quakers and Old Age; introduced by Dorothy Jerrome 12:00 – 13:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 23 Children’s Meeting 10.45
Elgar Room,
Canterbury FMH
July
Sun 7 Canterbury Meeting for Business
followed by free lunch
12:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 14 Appeal presented by Terry Wood:
Woodbrooke: Our mission today is still fostering a vital Friends’ ministry.
 
Sat 20 East Kent Area Meeting Elders and Overseers 12:00 – 13:00
Broadstairs FMH
Sat 20 East Kent Area Meeting for Business
followed by bring and share tea
14:00
Broadstairs FMH
Sun 21 Meeting for Learning: Testimony or Testimonies; introduced by Terry wood 12:00 – 13:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 28 Children’s Meeting 10.45
Elgar Room,
Canterbury FMH
August
Sun 11 Appeal presented by Jane Short:
Friends House, Moscow An initiative of Friends worldwide, that seeks to encourage spiritual growth and the development of a civil society based on mutual trust and community co-operation.
 
Fri 16 Sunset at Tankerton. For further details contact David and Elizabeth Birmingham 16:00
Beach Hut 19, Tankerton
Sat 17 Carol Hall talking about her experience in Colombia, followed by a buffet 16:30
Canterbury FMH
Sun 25 Children’s Meeting 10.45
Elgar Room,
Canterbury FMH
Sat 31 Memorial Meeting for Worship for Dorothy Graham 12:00 – 13:00
Canterbury FMH
September
Sun 1 Canterbury Meeting for Business 
followed by free lunch
12:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 8 Appeal presented by Sarah Deakin:
The Equality Trust: The trust works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic inequality. 
 
Sun 8 Meeting for Learning: Equality, introduced by guest speaker, Martin Wilkinson of the Equality Trust (preceded by a  free bread and soup lunch) 13:00 – 15:00
Canterbury FMH
Sat 14 Kent Churches Ride & Stride: cyclists and walkers visiting Kent churches for charity.
Volunteers required to staff the event.
 10:00 –  18:00
Canterbury FMH
Sat 14 Heritage Open Day: Canterbury FMH will be open for visitors to look around. Exhibitions and displays. Volunteers required to welcome visitors and serve refreshments 10:00 – 16:00
Canterbury FMH
Sat 21 East Kent Area Meeting for Business 
followed by bring and share tea
14:00
Faversham:
Fleur de Lis Centre
Sun 22 Children’s Meeting 10.45
Elgar Room, Canterbury FMH
October
Sun 6 Canterbury Meeting for Business
followed by free lunch
12:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 13 Appeal presented by Peter Hughes:
Catching Lives: An independent charity aimed at supporting  rough sleepers, homeless people and those vulnerably housed in Canterbury and East Kent. Provision of a Winter Night Shelter for rough sleepers in Canterbury. 
 
Sun 20 Meeting for Learning: ‘Power Flower’ led by Rosie Bud 12:00 – 13:00
Canterbury FMH
Sat 26

East Kent Area Meeting Away Day. Morning session to be facilitated by “Quakers Sharing Experience”; the afternoon to be used for our response.
Space for 25. Refreshments, including buffet lunch. Room accessible. Parking available.
Charge: £5 – £10 per participant.

The Anne Robertson Centre, Canterbury
Sun 27 Children’s Meeting 10.45
Elgar Room, Canterbury FMH
November
Sun 3 Canterbury Meeting for Business
followed by free lunch
12:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 10 Appeal presented by Carol Hall: L’Arche Kent: A community of people with and without learning disabilities based in and around Canterbury.   
Sat 16 East Kent Area Meeting Elders and Overseers 12:00 – 13:00
Canterbury FMH
Sat 16 East Kent Area Meeting for Business
followed by bring and share tea
14:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 17 Meeting for Learning: TBA 12:00 – 13:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 24 Children’s Meeting 10.45
Elgar Room, Canterbury FMH
December
Sun 1 Canterbury Meeting for Business
followed by free lunch
12:00
Canterbury FMH
Sun 8 Appeal presented by Peter Smith: Quaker Homeless Action Christmas Shelter: Quaker Homeless Action (QHA) offers fellowship, practical assistance to and a voice for homeless and marginalised people in Britain  
Sun 22 Children’s Meeting 10.45
Elgar Room, Canterbury FMH

 

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