All events take place at Quaker Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds unless otherwise stated


Every Sunday 10.45am Meeting for Worship

Every Thursday 6pm to 7pm Meting for Worship followed by refreshments


 


 

November

 

Tuesday 6th to Thursday 15th - Left Bank are hosting an exhibition and series of events on art, conflict and reconciliation:. Focusing on the work of the Bogside Artists in Derry, Northern Ireland, we're hosting an exhibition and symposium, a guided reflection and a powerful discussion from Building Bridges for Peace Head to our Eventbrite page for more information: https://bit.ly/2QlBPL1

 

 

Thursday 8th November-11th December Leeds Palestinian Film Festival www.leedspff.org.uk

 

 

Wednesday 14     Faiths in Colour: Sexuality and Scripture    7.30pm - 9pm

Leeds Faiths Forum will be marking Interfaith Week with a Scriptural Reasoning session.

East Room , Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley Street LS1 1UR.  Everyone welcome.

 

Thursday 15th 7.30pm Quaker Sustainability Group meeting – what can we do?

 

Thursday 15th at 7pm  ‘ Ellen Heaton Memorial Lecture’ on World War I war resisters.  Venue: the Swarthmore Centre, Leeds (Which was established by Leeds Quakers just over 100 years ago)

Commemorating Britain’s 1914 - 18 War Resisters; recalling the experiences of the 20,000+ young men who refused to take up arms.

How should we remember them? Free event, book through https://www.swarthmore.org.uk/news/ellen-heaton-lecture

 

 

 

Saturday 17 November Quaker Family History Society QFHS will be holding a one-day meeting at Ackworth School see http://www.qfhs.co.uk/public_html/events.htm

 

Sunday 18     Light for Leeds     12noon - 4pm

A free InterFaith Week event celebrating faith and diversity across our city and commemorating the centenary of the WW1 Armistice 

Different faiths and Concord Interfaith stalls, live music, walking meditation, tree of hope, children’s activities, food and refreshments at Kirkstall Abbey LS5 3EH

 

Monday 19 at 7.30pm Safeguarding update meeting at Carlton Hill

 

Saturday 24th 10.30 to 12noon The WYDAN Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers is looking for volunteers and there will be an Information/Training Session at The Quaker Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane,. For further information contact Keith Mollison 

 

 

Saturday 24th 7.30pm Rawdon Amnesty Concert  see http://www.leedsquakers.org.uk/activities/_amnesty-concerts

 

 

 

Monday 26     Equalities Assembly Annual Conference   10am - 1.30pm   

Registration from 9.30am in the Banquet Room of Leeds Civic Hall. Light lunch provided from 1.30pm

Theme to be decided but places are limited; book via

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leeds-equality-assembly-conference-2018-tickets-49984240208 

Or by e-mail: equalityteam@leeds.gov.uk,  phone tel: 0113 378 8649 or text: 07891 270 162

 

Monday 26       Faith Leaders Climate Event     6.30 - 8.30pm

How can we act together, with each other and Leeds Climate Commission, to improve the quality of life for all people and the environment?

Speakers: Noel Moules, faith leader and activist; Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council; Prof Andy Goulson, University of Leeds.  Followed by discussion and a vegan meal. Booking essential. RSVP events@leedschurchinstitute.org 

 

 

 

Thursday 29th Nov 7.30pm – Sufi and Sikh Music Traditions at Ramgarhia Sikh Sports  Centre, 8-10 Chapeltown Road, LS7 3AP – arranged by Concord – Leeds Interfaith Fellowship.

 

 

December

 

Saturday 1  Climate justice: a training day on engaging politicians. , Manchester.  A day designed to help Friends find a Quaker voice in engaging politicians on climate change – whether it's a friendly MP or those who disagree with us. Booking deadline: 19 November. Find out more and book a place.

 

Sunday  2nd  7.30pm Rawdon Amnesty Concert  see http://www.leedsquakers.org.uk/activities/_amnesty-concerts

 

Wed 5th Dec Quakers and Business Group invite all friends to attend a day gathering at Friends House  Topic: Trust and Integrity in Business  For full details, see   qandb.org/qbc18

 

Sunday 9th at 1.0pm Leeds Area Quaker, when the book produced by the Leeds Quakers WW1 Research Group will be launched.  The book is: Quakers and the First World War: Conscience and Courage from a Leeds Perspective.

 

Monday 10th 12 to 2pm - Campaign against the Arms Trade vigil, Dortmund Square, Leeds - Human Rights Day

 

Sunday  16th 7.30pm Rawdon Amnesty Concert  see http://www.leedsquakers.org.uk/activities/_amnesty-concerts

 

 

2019 advance dates:

Saturday 2 March 2019 - A Woodbrooke-on-the-Road workshop on ‘Eldership and Oversight’ will be held at our Meeting House from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday 2 March 2019. This will be free to all who attend Quaker Meetings in Leeds, not just those currently in post as Elders or Overseers.  Please contact Robert Keeble or Barbara Parry to book your place.

 

 

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