Meeting of Friends in Wales – next meeting is in
NEWTOWN on 26th October 2019
Annwyl Gyfeillion / Dear Friends
Edrychwn ymlaen at eich croesawu i’n cyfarfod yn y Drenewydd ar Hydref 26ain .
Yn y bore, trafodwn ddatblygiadau’r dyfodol gyda Paul Parker, ein clerc cofnodi:
We look forward to welcoming you to our meeting in Newtown on October 26th.
In the morning we will explore future developments with
Paul Parker, our recording clerk:
How can we make our Quaker meetings simpler? Britain Yearly Meeting is changing how it supports Quaker meetings, and moving, together with Woodbrooke, to a meeting-centred, more responsive approach. Paul Parker, Recording Clerk of BYM, will join us to explore how this could work in Wales, to answer our questions, and hear what we think is needed.
(Following on from the plans for a hub of Britain Yearly Meeting staff based in local areas. We agree that this will be discussed in Meeting of Friends in Wales in October and that any Expression of Interest from MFW and its associated Area Meetings (for a local hub) will be submitted after that date. Here is a link to the relevant section of the BYM website.
Yn y prynhawn, Aled Eurig sy’n siarad yn y Gymraeg:
In the afternoon, Aled Eurig will speak to us:
Aled Eirug has recently published two books on the ‘Opposition to the Great War in Wales’ and a Welsh language book describing the conscientious objectors in the First World War in Wales, ‘Gwrthwynebwyr Cydwybodol yn ystod y Rhyfel Mawr’.
This talk describes the Quaker influence on Wales’s anti-war movement in this period, and how Christian based opposition developed during the war.
Ein hanes a’r dyfodol – cawn gyfarfod diddorol iawn!
Our history and our future – it will be a very interesting meeting!
PLEASE SEE the supporting reports and minutes etc.,
If you are new to Quakers and would be interested in attending a meeting please see our list of local meetings which meet, most commonly, on Sunday mornings.
Recent supporting reports for our meetings:
From earlier in the year….
2018 Report from our Wales Focus Group:
Quakers in Wales Calendar 2019
Meeting of Friends in Wales:
Meeting dates for 2019 are as follows:
23rd February, ABERYSTWYTH
22nd June, MILFORD HAVEN
26th October 2019, NEWTOWN
22 Feb 2020 – LLANBEDR PONT STEFFAN / LAMPETER
28 June 2020 – BANGOR
24 Oct 2020 – Y FENNI / ABERGAVENNY
Feb 2021 – Cemmaes Road
June 2021 – Cardiff
Oct 2021 – Residential & business meeting
Meeting of Friends in Wales Appointments for 2019
Meeting of Friends in Wales Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference (TOR) for committee members on the following groups:
Calon Newsletter Issue no. 31 – September / October 2019
For more information please follow this link:
As part of our 25th Anniversary commemorations Quakers in Wales were featured in a November edition of The Friend which has kindly been released for you to read here.
“Friends, as individuals and as a community, we can talk about ministry as being what’s on one’s soul and not necessarily what’s on one’s mind, it has been described as ‘what God unexpectedly drops into your lap’. I’ve been really struck in this meeting, in this community, both by the examples of individual ministry and by specific examples talked about today, which will stick with me as an articulation of what being a Quaker can do to your work life. But there’s also corporate ministry. Here is a body which, I think, knows what it is to have a calling. I am grateful to have the time here with you.” ~ Paul Parker, Recording Clerk. Quakers in Britain. October 2016
Mae'r swydd hon ar gael yn Welsh hefyd