Opening for London 2021 Open House Festival (16/8/21)
Blackheath Quaker Meeting House will be open to visitors from 10.00 to 16.00 on Saturday 11 September. More information from Open House Festival
. You can also email us.
Swarthmore Lecture book and recording available (16/8/21)
The 2021 Swarthmore Lecture, Kinder Ground: Creating Space for Truth
, by our Friend Tom Penny, is now available from the Quaker Bookshop: https://bookshop.quaker.org.uk/Kinder-Ground-2021-Swarthmoor-Lecture_978183844970
In his lecture, Tom addresses truth in the era of fake news, and draws on his 29 years’ experience as a journalist. He revisits the Quaker commitment to Truth, asking how Quaker practices and approaches may help us in the face of increasing polarisation.
You can listen to the lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iei27xKLG9k
Report published of special SE London area meeting in preparation for COP26 (30/6/21)
Blackheath Quakers organised a special meeting of SE London Area Quakers on 13 June to prepare for COP26. Presenters from the meeting covered the background to COP26, and biodiversity, population and migration in the context of climate change. Read the report of the meeting.
Charney Manor away weekend cancelled: (30/6/21)
The meeting has decided with regret to cancel the planned residential weekend at Charney Manor from 3-5 September.
Study groups (07/6/21)
Our Monday evening study groups have resumed with a focus on Advices & Queries. We plan to continue for eight weeks. Anyone who would would like to lead a session with a favourite A&Q please contact Jo Keogh. They start at 19.30 and continue until about 20.30.
Death of Martin Jenkins (14/5/21)
We regret to announce the death of our Friend Martin Jenkins, a long standing member of this meeting.
Death of Trevor Dannat (18/2/21)
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.
Death of Esta Finlay
Our dear Friend Esta Finlay died in January from Covid. She had been unwell for some time.