Meetings and events

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Meeting for Worship
Diary for this month
Diary for next month
Area Meeting dates
Regular events

Please send items for inclusion in the diary to bathquakermeeting@gmail.com


Meeting for Worship

Sun 10:30 – 11:15 via Zoom
Tues 18:00 – 18:30 via Zoom
Weds 10:30 – 11:00

Click here to join Sunday or Tuesday worship via Zoom

We cannot gather indoors to worship together in person at the moment (except for residents of the Keynsham Chocolate Quarter – see Regular Events below). Bath Quakers’ three weekly meetings for worship continue. Here’s how you can join in.

The simple, technology free, option is to settle quietly into worship wherever you are at the time of our Meetings knowing that other Friends are doing likewise.
 
On Sundays and Tuesdays you also have the option to join our online or phone meeting for worship. This enables us to hear and see each other and to share spoken ministry, news and conversations.

How to join an online/phone meeting

  • Online/phone meetings for worship will at the times listed above, followed by time for conversation.
  • Zoom login details and passcode do not routinely change. We send a reminder before each Meeting or event to Friends on the Bath Quaker email list.
  • Visitors are welcome! Please contact us to introduce yourself and ask for the online/phone meeting password.
It helps if you:
  • join the online/phone meeting 5-10 minutes before worship starts so that you have time to say ‘hello’ and familiarise yourself with Zoom
  • mute your microphone when you’re not speaking, to avoid background noise
  • don’t use the Zoom chat window during worship

If you find it hard to sit at a screen for the full length of Meeting, please join at the start and leave when you have to, perhaps by switching off your camera and ensuring your microphone is muted. You can then return for notices etc.

Outdoor Meeting for Worship

Meeting for Worship at Bath Quaker Burial Ground resumed in April 2021, when the Covid lockdown was eased. Meeting is held on alternate Thursdays from 19:00 – 19:45. Dates include 24 June, 8 & 22 July, 5 & 19 Aug, 2 & 16 Sept. To comply with Covid rules, numbers are limited to 6 worshippers, who should register in advance. Email bathquakermeeting@gmail.com for further details.

Bath Quakers, 11.06.2021


Diary: June 2021

Thu 10 June 18:00 – 18:45 Outdoor Meeting for Worship at the Burial Ground. Limited to 6 people, see above for details.

Sun 13 June 10:30 Keynsham Chocolate Quarter Meeting for Worship ongoing, but only for residents of the Chocolate Quarter. For details, see ‘Regular Events’ below.

Sun 20 June 10:30 Keynsham Chocolate Quarter Meeting for Worship – open to residents of the Chocolate Quarter and non-residents, with a maximum of 15 people. For details, see ‘Regular Events’ below

Thu 24 June 15:00 – 16:00 Bath Meeting Book Group via Zoom – Thomas Kelly A Testament of Devotion

Thu 24 June 19:00 – 19:45 Outdoor Meeting for Worship at the Burial Ground. See above for details.

Sat 26 June 11:30 – 12:30 Bath Stop War Peace Vigil outside Bath Abbey. Friends are invited to join the weekly vigil, on this week held in solidarity with the People’s Assembly national demonstration in London. Some placards will be available, or please feel free to bring your own.

Sun 27 Jun Area Meeting hosted by Devizes Local Meeting. ‘Blended’ meeting (online and in-person), time and other details to be announced


Diary: July 2021

Wed 7 July 19:00 – 20:20 Meeting for Worship for Business via Zoom (note change of date from Thu 8 July)

Thu 8 July 19:00 – 18:45 Outdoor Meeting for Worship at the Burial Ground. Limited to 6 people, see above for details.

Sun 11 July 10:30 Keynsham Chocolate Quarter Meeting for Worship – for details, see ‘Regular Events’ below

Thu 22 July 19:00 – 19:45 Outdoor Meeting for Worship at the Burial Ground. See above for details.

Sun 25 July 10:30 Keynsham Chocolate Quarter Meeting for Worship – for details, see ‘Regular Events’ below.

Thu 29 July 15:00 – 16:00 Bath Meeting Book Group via Zoom


West Wiltshire and East Somerset Area Meeting dates

Area Meeting will be held online via Zoom until further notice

Sun 7 Mar 2021, hosted by Bath Local Meeting
Sun 27 Jun 2021, hosted by Devizes Local Meeting. This will be a ‘blended’ meeting (online and in-person), details to be announced
Sun 17 Oct 2021, hosted by Frome Local Meeting
Sun 12 Dec 2021, hosted by Bradford on Avon Local Meeting


Regular Events

Keynsham Chocolate Quarter Meeting for Worship 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at 10:30, followed by refreshments at 11:15. Due to coronavirus restrictions, this Meeting is open to Chocolate Quarter residents only until June 2021. Contact Colin Graham for futher information (email bathquakermeeting@gmail.com and we will forward the message)

Children’s Meeting every Sun 10:30-11:30 – suspended due to coronavirus restrictions

Meeting for Worship for Business (Preparative Meeting)
Sun 07 Feb 2021 16:00 – 17:30, via Zoom
Thu 15 April 2021 19:00 – 20:30, via Zoom
Thu 27 May 2021 19:00 – 20:30, via Zoom
Wed 07 July 2021 19:00 – 20:30, via Zoom

Friends Fellowship of Healing:  From February 2020, 1st Wednesday of the month, 11:00 (after Meeting for Worship) – suspended due to coronavirus restrictions

Bath Meeting Book Group: 4th Thursday of the month, 15:00 via Zoom

Poetry group: 3rd Sun of each month 12:00, following Meeting for Worship. Contact Diana Page for further information (email bathquakermeeting@gmail.com and we will forward the message) – suspended due to coronavirus restrictions

Burial Ground: is closed for the duration of the pandemic lockdown except for organised events. Contact Susan Tomes for information (email bathquakermeeting@gmail.com and we will forward the message).

Work #1288 by Quaker artist Martin Creed. Reproduced with forgiveness. Visit Martin’s web site here.

 

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