Come meet your neighbours on Saturday 17 June as part of the Great Get Together

We take inspiration from Jo Cox’s quote, 
“We have more in common than that which divides us.”
LET’S ALL MEET OUR NEIGHBOURS!

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

Saturday 17 June 2 – 5 pm

Epping Quaker Meeting House, Hemnall Street, Epping, CM16 4LL

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All are welcome – why not talk to a neighbour?

GREAT GET TOGETHER at Epping Poster to print and share

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May 2017 newsletter

We are playing catch up a bit but just still in May – the latest Epping Newsletter – May 2017

A big focus in this issue are the series of study sessions we have completed as part of the wide move across the Society to read Quaker Faith and Practice as we start to consider if it might need revision.  You can find the full text of the current edition of Quaker Faith and Practice online.

Table during a meeting

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Open letter to Barclays Bank

Epping Quakers have written an open letter to Barclays Bank regarding their support for the fracking of shale gas in the UK.

Since 2011 Quakers have, as a faith community, been committed to take action collectively to build a low-carbon, sustainable community.

As Quakers, we call on Barclays to remove its support for fracking and instead invest in renewable energy.

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#Quakerweek16 newsletter from Epping

Epping forest picture

Picture of Epping Forest by /Kallu

It is Quaker Week at present. Once a year Quakers in Britain make an extra effort to let people know what they might encounter at a Quaker Meeting and to provide a bit of information.  One method Quakers have used to do this is the Quaker Tapestry this recently visited Chelmsford Cathedral and a group of Epping Friends went to visit. You can read about that visit, recent study sessions and see future dates in our October newsletter

If you have ever wondered about the Quakers then do come and visit us this Sunday or any Sunday – we will be glad to welcome you.

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Openings for new room hirers in Epping

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Epping Quakers are lucky to have a beautiful simple space in which to meet.

We share this space with a number of regular hirers who run courses, healthy living groups and a wide range of activities. We offer a friendly, flexible space (accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs) with handy side rooms and the use of a kitchen for hot drinks.

At present the Meeting House is available for regular hire both Monday and Wednesday during the day and most evenings. You can see more about our rooms and pricing on our website.

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March news from Epping Quakers

An update from Epping Quakers all about activities in and around the meeting in early 2016.

Epping Newsletter March 2016 (PDF)

 

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Reading Quaker Faith & Practice

Table during a meeting

The red book pictured on the table above is called Quaker Faith & Practice (QF&P).  This book is an attempt to express Truth through the vital personal and corporate experience of Friends. It is largely composed of extracts: a fitting way of expressing the breadth of Quaker theology. It also describes the current structures of Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (to which Epping Meeting belongs).

Epping Friends are joining in a wider initiative amongst Quakers in Britain to read and consider QF&P.  The aim is for us to better know the contents and increase our understanding what we do and why.  QF&P is a living text and subject to revision (we are currently on the 5th edition).

Study sessions follow after Meeting for Worship with upcoming sessions:

Sunday 8th November: QF&P Ch.23 Social Responsibility
Sunday 6th December: QF&P Ch.3 General Counsel on Church Affairs
Sunday 10th January: QF&P Ch. 2 Approaches to God – worship and prayer
Sunday 14th February: QF&P Ch. 5 Other Quaker groupings

As with Meeting for Worship they are open to all.  You can find the full text of QF&P online and there are plenty of copies at the Meeting House.

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