Please see the following guidance for Quaker Meetings issued on behalf of the Clerk, Ireland Yearly Meeting.
During the current Covid-19 crisis, Quaker House Dublin has closed to Friends and visitors. Please see the following information as how best to maintain contact with the office during this time.
Please see statement from the Clerk of Ireland Yearly Meeting with regard to recent decision in respect of Ireland Yearly Meeting which has now been cancelled.
Junior Moyallon Camp 2020 will be held 19th – 21st June at the Moyallon Centre, Portadown, N.Ireland and is open to all 10-14 year olds.
The theme this year is “Survival Kit” and we have lots of fun activities planned – BBQ, Water Games & Slide, Nightline, Bonfire, Quiz & “Moyallon’s got Talent” as well as Sessions exploring our spiritual theme with guest speakers and leaders – come along with your friends for what promises to be a really memorable fun-filled weekend!
For an application form, please contact email@example.com or click on the link below.
Junior Yearly Meeting will be held in the Moyallon Centre
from 9th – 13th April 2020.
Click on the link below for the consent form and watch this post for further information.
A calendar of Quaker-related events across Europe and worldwide is available on https://www.fwccemes.org/calendar/ should Friends be travelling throughout 2020 and wish to attend.
Some events are online!
The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) has produced a poetry book, Pilgrim Verses, with all profits from sales going to the work of AVP.
Pilgrim Verses contains a collection of beautiful and simple poems about travels, religion, family and life by Padraic Murray, who is one of the AVP directors and who attends Monkstown Meeting.
The poems are accompanied by calligraphies by Vincent Daniau.
Padraic says, “I have had the pleasure of walking parts of the Camino de Santiago on four separate occasions between 2006 and 2013. It was a vivid reminder, if needed, that life indeed is a pilgrimage.
“For reasons of health and climate concern, I am now discovering the pilgrim paths of my native Ireland. The pilgrimages marked my journey from spiritual certainty to questioning. Many of these concerns are reflected in the verses, which for the most part were composed ‘on the spot’ with the help of a series of now defunct iPhones. The verses of varying quality were herded into a single document and with the help of family and friends we narrowed them down.”
The book costs €15 and can be ordered directly from Padraic by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The book will also be available for purchase at various Quaker Meetings and AVP events.
Padraic is happy to visit Meetings around Ireland to share a couple of his poems and to talk about the work of AVP. Why not invite him?
The Clerk of Ireland Yearly Meeting, Denise Gabuzda, and the Clerk of Britain Yearly Meeting, Clare Scott Booth, have issued the following joint statement:
Would you like to see the IQFA Sale up and running again? We are hoping to resurrect the annual IQFA fundraiser and plans are underway to hold an event in Rathfarnham Meeting House on 10/10/20.
Please SAVE THE DATE and let us know how you might be able to help! We won’t be able to do it without a band of volunteers.
The sale has been run for decades by a dedicated crew and it is time for new volunteers to come forward to ensure this important fundraiser for Irish Quaker Faith in Action (IQFA) continues.
We are considering a different kind of event than previous years and are brainstorming various possibilities at the moment.
How can you help? Put the date in your diary and let Simon Bewley know your ideas and how you might be able to help by emailing him at email@example.com.
All are welcome to join Friends at South Belfast Meeting House, 22 Marlborough Park North, for Meeting for Worship and lunch on the first Thursday of every month!