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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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

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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

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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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Come visit Epping Meeting House on Heritage Open Day 2017

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We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Meeting House and burial ground on Heritage Open Day again – Saturday 9 September 2017.

Visit this historic place of worship built around 1850 with some later modifications.

The peaceful walled garden is a burial ground with distinctive Quaker burial stones that may be of interest to those researching local families.

Light refreshments available.

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