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Senior Moyallon Camp 2011

Moyallon Camp is organised by Young Friends for anyone who wants to get
inspired and excited about God, grow in their faith, make new friends and have a week of fun! 

We will be exploring the theme “Who do you think you are? Were Quaker’s really that quiet?” and are excited to have Scott Spurlock as our speaker for the week.

 When? 8th-15th July

Where? Moyallon Centre

Who? For anyone aged 14+.

 Follow the links to find out more. 

 Moyallon Camp Missionary Meeting 2011

 There will be a Missionary Meeting at 3pm on Sunday 10th July at the Moyallon Centre. You are invited to join Moyallon Campers as we think about what it means to be a missionary.
There will be light refreshments after the Missionary Meeting. 

Munster Quarterly Quaker Meeting 19th June

  • At Quarterly Meeting at Limerick Meeting House, the topic for discussion will be Working with traumatised children in Gaza.
    11:00   Meeting for Worship
    12:00   Coffee
    12:15   Working with traumatised children in Gaza. 
    Presentation by Richard Kimball & Joe Fenwick

13:15   Lunch
14:15   Business Session

Business may include:
MQM Education Committee
Patron Minute of Record
IYM Coordinators Group
MQM Nominations Committee

 Lord, lead me where You would have me go.  Grant me strength to follow.
And grace to follow gladly. 
Lord, show me the work You would have me do.
Grant me the will to undertake it and the skill to accomplish it.
A prayer by Jo Philips


Leinster Quarterly Meeting 25 June 2011

At Quarterly Meeting at Enniscorthy Meeting House the afternoon session will be Recollections of memorable Irish Quaker women

 Venue:    Enniscorthy  Meeting  House

 DATE:  Saturday 25th June 2011

 11.30  Meeting for Worship

 12.15       Leinster Quarterly Meeting  Business

 1.30           Picnic Lunch

 2.30           A panel of speakers to include:

I Rosalind I Matthews, Monkstown PM
Richard S Harrison, Cork PM
Robin B Goodbody, Monkstown PM
will introduce the topic

Recollections of Memorable Irish Quaker Women

 4.30          Tea (by kind invitation of Wexford Friends)

 Those not in membership and wishing to attend the business session please notify the Clerk on the day.

Childrens Agenda

At 2.15pm punctually Children will be brought by minibus to the Irish National Heritage Park at Ferrycarrig ( where they will enjoy themselves ‘where Ireland’s heritage comes alive with sights and sounds from 9000 years of Irish History’.

There will be a charge of €10 per child. Parents must inform the clerk Valerie O’Brien (086) 2254358 or ( by Monday 20th  June of children who will be coming.

Parents will be required to sign a Parental Consent Form before their children can be included in the outing.  

South Belfast Quaker Meeting – New Blog

Friends in South Belfast have launched  a new website featuring a blog with all the latest news and events – as well as an events calender, information about Quaker beliefs, contact information and directions to the meeting house.

The new  South Belfast Quakers website (external link) is worth a look,  if you are an existing member or new to Quakers.

Ulster Quarterly Meeting June 2011

Ulster Friends are pleased to announce that Ulster Quarterly Meeting will be held in Grange Meeting House at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday, 12th June, 2011 .

Timetable for Ulster Quarterly Meeting

10.30.- 11.30. Meeting for Worship

11.30 – 12.00. Coffee

12.00. – 13.00. Meeting for Business

13.00. – 14.00. Lunch

(Friends to bring their own packed lunch, tea and coffee provided.)

14.00. – 16.00. Outreach and Ministry Committee

The Use of Scripture Amongst Early Friends

An interactive session introduced by Scott Spurlock , an American Friend presently working at The Bible College.

The afternoon session will include a period of Worship and Prayer. Scott Spurlock will introduce the subject and then there will be discussion and questions.

16.00.     A cup of tea will be served.

Please note that Meeting for Worship begins at 10.30., not 11 a.m. as is usual in Grange. We thank Grange Friends for agreeing to this change.

New Publication: A Quaker in 1798

Joseph Williams and 1798

The experiences of Quakers in 1798 are of particular interest in view of their refusal to take up arms and to destroy any that were in their possession.  Joseph Williams was born in 1775 at Randall’s Mill which lies between Wexford town and Enniscorthy.  In 1867, the year before he died, he told Anna Peet, a Waterford Quaker, of his experiences in the year of the Rising, when he was 23 years old.  Anna made at least two copies of her transcript of Williams’s reminiscences.  The text of the first was published in 1905 in The Friends’ Historical Journal.  The second manuscript was found recently by Jennifer Keogh who is a descendant of one of the neighbours mentioned by Joseph Williams.

New Booklet

Jenny does voluntary work on the Quaker archives in the Friends Historical Library in Dublin and her colleagues decided to publish a new edition of the story as one of the Library’s Occasional Papers.  She had visited the old mill, found Joseph Williams’s burial place and met a number of people with an interest in the tale.  This has resulted in a 12-page booklet with a contemporary and very personal account of what it was like to be both a spectator and a neutral but far from inactive participant in the hostilities.  Quakers at the time gave what help they could to the victims of the struggle, whichever side they represented.

Buy a Copy

Joseph Williams: Recollections of the Rebellion of 1798 is available for €3.50 (including postage) from Historical Library, Quaker House, Stocking Lane, Dublin 16.

Christopher Moriarty