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Wednesday evening meetings (3/10/21) 
We will hold our Wednesday evening meeting on 6 October and then take a break at least while our study groups are underway. In the meantime, we are invited to join London Friends Together on Tuesday evenings starting at 19.00 for worship and discussion. Contact us for the link. 

Study groups (3/10/21)
Our study groups will resume on Monday evenings from 1 November. We will be discussing Thomas Penny’s Swarthmore lecture:  ‘Kinder Ground: creating space for truth’. 

Death of Una Freeston (21/9/21) 
We are sorry to announce the death of our Friend Una Freeston on 13 September after a long illness. She had been a member of Canterbury Meeting before moving to Greenwich. Emails to blackheathquakers@gmail.com can be forwarded to her family. 

Successful opening for London 2021 Open House Festival (19/9/21)
The Meeting House was open on Saturday 11 September as part of the London Open House festival. We had 50 visitors. We provided a leaflet describing the architecture of the building, and two members of the Meeting led guided tours. There was a display of documents and drawings of architectural and historical interest, and obituaries of the architect, Trevor Dannatt. Quaker ideals and practices were shown in another display. Our visitors were interested and appreciative. 
 
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

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.

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. 

 

Lee Coppack, 04/08/2021