Asylum Monologues – free event 2pm 1st October in Epping

Epping Quakers present Asylum Monologues by ice&fire

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‘This waiting for the Home Office to decide … it is a diplomatic form of torture.’

Asylum Monologues is a first-hand account of the UK’s asylum system in the words of people who have experienced it. Launched at Amnesty International in June 2006, it has been touring the UK ever since.

This free theatre event will take place on Sunday 1st of October from 2pm and is presented as part of Quaker Week with a retiring collection for Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex & London (RAMFEL).

Refreshments will be available along with a Q&A after the performance.

To tell us you are coming and for more information see our EventBrite booking page.

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Who are ice&fire?

ice&fire theatre explores human rights stories through performance. Through active engagement with human rights themes they create high-quality work which responds to defining issues affecting our society and the world beyond. Since 2006, their Actors for Human Rights project has been collecting and disseminating first-hand accounts of asylum seekers and refugees living in the UK, working with more than 700 volunteer actors around the country to present verbatim testimonies from people who have experienced human rights abuses. They perform to thousands of people every year across the UK, telling stories from refugees and asylum seekers, people in poverty, undocumented migrants, women in Afghanistan and more.

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Community – a Quaker exploration – discussion 9 June April 2019

Being a Quaker is a shared experience. Together, in community with others, Quakers find support and encouragement, seek guidance and inspiration, and open ourselves to new insights, ideas and possibilities.

In Quaker communities, people of different views and experiences find themselves accepted and valued; difference and diversity are celebrated.

Join us at an open discussion session on the 9th June 2019 to learn from each other about what being part of a Quaker community means.

https://tinyurl.com/CommunityQuaker

Open to all (children welcome). The discussion will start at midday with tea, coffee and cake available. You are welcome to join us for Meeting for Worship from 10.30am to 11.30am but feel free to just come for the event.

Questions welcome on our Facebook page Quakers in Epping Forest   or via clerk@eppingquakers.org

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Living – a Quaker exploration – discussion 7 April 2019

For Quakers, faith is about the whole of life. It is something to be ‘lived out’. They seek, in their own lives and with others, to build a fairer, more truthful and more peaceful world.

Throughout their history Quakers have worked to build peace within hearts and lives, within families and communities, and between groups and nations.

Join us on the 7th April 2019 for an open discussion session to learn from each other about how being a Quaker impacts how we live.

Open to all (children welcome). The discussion will start at midday with tea, coffee and cake available. You are welcome to join us for Meeting for Worship from 10.30am to 11.30am but feel free to just come for the event.

More detail will follow on our Facebook page Quakers in Epping Forest  – Questions welcome there or via clerk@eppingquakers.org

https://tinyurl.com/LivingQuaker

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Room for more (news)

Last week was Quaker Week – a time when a bit more noise than usual is made by Quakers in the UK to let people know what we are up to and why they might find something worth looking into with us.

Epping Quakers offered our usual warm welcome to those who came along on Sunday and we look forward to meeting anyone who may have seen something that made them curious.

If you want to find out a bit more about the life of Epping Quakers – why not read the October 2018 edition of our Newsletter .

Do email clerk@EppingQuakers.org if you want to ask any questions before dropping in.

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Return of the Great Get Together 24 June 2018

Following on from a fun event last year all are welcome once again as part of the Great Get Together to drop in and meet your neighbours!

We take inspiration from Jo Cox’s quote, 
“We have more in common than that which divides us.”

Join us for simple refreshments in the historic
Quaker Meeting House and walled garden 
just off Epping High Street

Sunday 24 June 2 – 5 pm

Epping Quaker Meeting HouseHemnall Street, Epping, CM16 4LL

facebook.com/jocoxmoreincommon       #moreincommon                     @great_together 

This event is open to all – Epping Quakers are organising and hosting it for the whole community

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Closure of the Meeting House 11-13th May 2018

Worn carpet

The Meeting House will be closed from

Friday 11th May – Sunday 13th May (inclusive)

while we have a new carpet fitted

Meeting for Worship will not take place
We advise people to attend other Meetings in the area on this day  see northeastthamesquakers.org
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Space for reflection Saturday 3rd March

We are opening our calm and peaceful space for reflection on

Saturday 3rd March   

11am to 3pm

Open to all

Stay for as long as you wish

Feel free to ‘come and go’

People have many healing concerns – family, friends, animals, our society, our planet.

Come and use our space and silence to consider yours

ripple on water

Children’s quiet space and simple refreshments available

eppingquakers.org  Hemnall Street, CM16 4LL

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Plays, open house, great get togethers and more

ice&fire theatre group performing in Epping Quaker Meeting House

Quakers in Epping have had a busy few months and you can read all about it in our October Newsletter 2017 (PDF).  We were particularly pleased to have a full house for a performance by ice&fire of their piece “Asylum Monologues”.

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