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Informal groups in Cheltenham Quaker Meeting

Friends may find it helpful to know about groups associated with our Meeting. If there are any errors or omissions, or if the arrangements for your group change, please contact any Pastoral Friend.

It is open to anyone in the Meeting to start a new group, or re-activate one that has lapsed.

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Group When & where Description Contact Type
Ecumenical Prayer GroupMonthly at 10:00 on 2nd Tuesday at the home of Jacek WeyersAn ecumenical group founded in 2000, which meets monthly to read and worship-share spiritual books. During a book-study cycle, the group is closed to new members.

The cycle which finished in June 2018 was on Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now”.

A new cycle begins in the autumn of 2018. The meetings will be meditating on Rembrandt’s painting “The Return of the Prodigal Son” based on reading Fr. Henri Nouwen’s book “The Return of the Prodigal Son”. All places for this cycle are now taken.
Jacek WeyersClosed
Light GroupsBy arrangementThere are at present two Light Groups, which meet every few weeks to listen to "Experiment with Light" guided meditations by Rex Ambler, and then share reflections on the experience. These groups are necessarily small, but if there is sufficient interest, it may be possible to start a new group. For more information about Light Groups, contact Dinah or Maureen.Dinah Clements or Maureen SteffenClosed
Meetings for WorshipBy arrangementHeld in the homes of friends who may be unable to attend worship at the Meeting House. For more information, contact any Elder.Any Elder
Mid-week Meeting1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month, 6:30pm - 9:00pm at Cheltenham Quaker Meeting HouseA regular mid-week space for exploring different activities including Experiment with the Light, Quaker Faith and Practice, Bible studies, Kindlers materials, forms of prayer and contemplation, spiritual direction. Currently using “Deepening the Life of the Spirit: Resources for Spiritual Practice” by Ginny Wall. Sessions begin with a bring-and-share meal and close with a period of silence. Both regular attenders and those new to Quakers from any local Meeting are very welcome.
6.30 - 7.30PM BRING & SHARE MEAL
7.30 - 8.30PM ACTIVITY / SPIRITUAL PRACTICE - Check the calendar for future topics
Jo Joy, Joseph FullerOpen
Mid-Week Meeting for Young Adult Friends (18-35ish)2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month, 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Cheltenham Quaker Meeting HouseA regular midweek space for young adults (aged 18-35ish) to meet, explore Quakerism and their faith, socialise and have fun. Activities may include material from Quaker short courses, introductory sessions on Quakerism, looking at Quaker Faith and Practice, friendly Bible studies, interfaith and social action as well as shared meals, board games, and film nights. Both regular attenders and those new to Quakers from any local Meeting are very welcome.Ellie Hargreaves, Joseph FullerOpen
Peace GroupNot meeting in Cheltenham at present, but several Cheltenham Friends attend meetings of, and take part in actions discerned by, the Gloucestershire Area Meeting Peace Group.

The group is concerned with all matters of peace and justice, aware that peace is not solely an absence of war.

Group entries last changed 2019-08-14 20:20:48.

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