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

For the moment we cannot gather indoors to worship together in person (except for the Worshipping Group at 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 18:30 – 19:15, until September. Email bathquakermeeting@gmail.com for further details.

Bath Quakers, 13.09.2021


Diary: Sep 2021

Thu 2 Sep 18:45 Outdoor Meeting for Worship at the Burial Ground. See above for details

Tue 7 Sep 19.30 Annual Meeting of Bath Interfaith Group from the Mayor’s Parlour via Zoom . Representatives of several religions will address the theme Keeping it Clean, Green & Friendly – Promoting Pride in our Community.  Email janefohara@blueyonder.co.uk for Zoom login.

Sun 12 Sep 10:30 Keynsham Chocolate Quarter Meeting for Worship – for details, see ‘Regular Events’ below

Thu 16 Sep 18:30 Outdoor Meeting for Worship at the Burial Ground. See above for details

Sun 26 Sep 10:30 Keynsham Chocolate Quarter Meeting for Worship – for details, see ‘Regular Events’ below

Sun 26 Sep 13:00 – 16:30 South West Quaker Artists meeting – for details, see ‘Regular Events’ below

Thu 29 Sep 19:30 Threshing Meeting on the future use of the Burial Ground. Details to follow.


Diary: Oct 2021

Sat 9 Oct 11:00 – 16:00 Bath Quaker Burial Ground – preparing the Burial Ground for winter. No gardening experience necessary! Contact Susan via bathquakermeeting@gmail.com for details.

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

Sun 17 Oct 13:00 Area Meeting via Zoom, hosted by Frome Meeting

Sun 24 Oct 10:30 Keynsham Chocolate Quarter Meeting for Worship – for details, see ‘Regular Events’ below

Sun 31 Oct 13:00 – 16:30 South West Quaker Artists meeting – for details, see ‘Regular Events’ below


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)
Sun 17 Oct 2021, hosted by Frome Local Meeting
Sun 12 Dec 2021, hosted by Bradford on Avon Local Meeting


Regular Events

Keynsham Worshipping Group Meeting for Worship at the Chocolate Quarter Retirement Village, Keynsham BS31 2GJ. Meetings at 10:30 on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Open to Chocolate Quarter residents and Covid vaccinated non-residents. 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
Wed 25 Aug 2021 19:30 – 21:00, via Zoom
Sun 03 Oct 2021 12:30 – 14:00, 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

South West Quaker Artists: Last Sunday of each month, 13:00 – 16:30, Community Rooms, Mountain Wood, Bathford, Bath. Open to all artists, using any media, from West Wiltshire and East Somerset Area Meeting. Refreshments available, but bring lunch if needed. Further details from Wendy Freebourne (email bathquakermeeting@gmail.com and we will forward the message). Note: meeting in December 2021 will be on Sunday 19th.

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

Bath Quaker Burial Ground is open for visits. Contact Susan Tomes to obtain the code for the door lock, which will be changed regularly (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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