Tom Penny to give Swarthmore Lecture 2021
Blackheath Meeting's Tom Penny will give the 2021 Swarthmore Lecture: Kinder Ground: Creating Space for Truth
. His topic is truth in the era of fake news, and he will draw on his 29 years’ experience as a journalist. Date: 31 July. The lecture will be livestreamed as part of Britain Yearly Meeting.
Announcement from Woodbrooke
Death of Trevor Dannat
The architect of our remarkable meeting house, Trevor Dannat RA, died on 16 February 2021 at the age of 101. A local man, Dannat took an interest in the meeting house into his 90s, sometimes joining us for London Open House.
Charney Manor Weekend
Our weekend away to Charney Manor has been rescheduled to run from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September. It will give us time to see how many will have had the vaccination. Should the situation be favourable we can go ahead with the weekend. We can make our final decisions in July.
Death of Esta Finlay
Our dear Friend Esta Finlay died in January from Covid. She had been unwell for some time.
Stansted 15 (29/01/21)
Friends will be pleased to have seen in the news that the Stansted 15, who broke into Stansted Airport in 2017 to stop a plane deporting people to Africa from a UK detention centre, have won their appeal against conviction under counter-terrorism legislation. One of the 15 is Lyndsay Burtonshaw who works for Turning the Tide at Quakers in Britain.
Meeting House Closes (14/01/21)
The Meeting House has closed again as a precaution during the pandemic. We will re-open as soon as it is reasonable to do so. In the meantime, we welcome Friends and visitors to our online Meetings for Worship on Sunday from 10.30 to 11.30 and on Wednesday from 19.30 to 20.00. Contact us if for more information.
Winter study groups resume (4/12/20)
We are delighted to have a new series of discussion meetings underway. The sessions take place on Zoom on Monday evenings from 7.30 and last between an hour/an hour and a quarter.