Monday, 7 August 2017

Meeting for Worship during building work at Chesham Meeting House

Our Meeting for Worship remains Sunday 10.45 but through August and September has a temporary venue: we have hired a room from the Buckinghamshire Mind charity at Sun House in Church Street (opposite its junction with Bury Lane). 

Changes to the times of Meeting for Worship at Aylesbury

Important Changes to the times for Meeting for Worship at Aylesbury:

To conform with current bus timetables and accommodate the needs of those Friends who use public transport to attend Meetings, it has been agreed that from August 6th onwards, Meetings for Worship will take place slightly later than previously. On the second and subsequent Sundays each month, worship in the Meeting House will be from 10.45 am to 11.45 am; on the first Sunday in the month, it will take place in the Meeting House from 10.45 to 11.30am, followed by 30 minutes for refreshments and then our Meeting for Worship for Business from 12 noon onwards.

Midweek meeting for worship continues to be held on the 4th Wednesday only, from 7-7:30pm, in the library. Next meetings, Weds 23rd August / Weds 27th September

Jordans Quaker Centre Retreat Programme and Concerts in 2017 - latest

Friday 11th August
Retreat with Jennifer Kavanagh, another regular, on “Oneness: our interconnectedness.”

Saturday 19th August
The Walk in the Woods: A summer labyrinth workshop with Jan Sellers - View poster here.

Sunday 10th September
Heritage Open Day – visit the historic Jordans Meeting House, with children’s activity & cream teas – view poster here.

Sunday, 17th September
Concert 3-5pm with Jane Faulkner, member of Jordans local meeting, violin, Pal Banda, cello, and Zsuzsa Berenyi, viola, performing string trios by Beethoven and Dohnanyi. The concert will last one hour and will be followed by refreshments. After expenses all proceeds will go to Quaker Homeless Action. Free entry. Advance booking appreciated.

Friday 13th October
Retreat with Alex Wildwood on “A spiritual basis for sustainable living,” a follow-on from last year's workshops

Saturday 11th November
Digging the Dirt; an hour-long play with Gill Nathanson & Bill Buffery of the Multi Story Theatre Company. The play focuses on issues of freedom of speech, raising many issues of concern to Friends. Official poster will follow.

To book or for more information, please contact JQC office on 01494 876594 or at . The day retreats start at 10am and finish at 4pm, and cost £35 or what you can afford. Please bring a light lunch to share.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Walk Cheerfully Over the World: Sunday 8th October

Walk Cheerfully over the World
Quaker testimonies in music and song
Sunday October 8th 2017 3.00pm
Hertford Quaker Meeting House

The Aylwin String Quartet with Richard Simpson (Principal Oboe, BBC Symphony Orchestra) & Lottie Greenhow (soprano)
‘Walk cheerfully’, 6 songs reflecting Quaker testimonies by Peter Webb
Quintet for oboe & string quartet by Bax
Music by Purcell, Vivaldi, Webern & Vaughan-Williams

All welcome
Donations to cover expenses (refreshments in the interval)

Hertford Quaker Meeting House,
50 Railway Street
SG14 1AY

01992 304943

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The Walk in the Woods: A summer labyrinth workshop, Saturday 19 August 2017

 with Jan Sellers

Woods are places for exploration: their beauty, light and shadow can be places of deep quietness and healing. In the pastoral setting of Jordans Quaker Meeting House, we will connect with the natural world and bring our reflections to peaceful labyrinth walks indoors and outdoors. A labyrinth is not a maze: with just one path, it offers quiet, meditative space that can lead to fresh insights.This joint Jordans/Veriditas event is for all who would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of labyrinths. It also serves as a Qualifying Workshop for those interested in training as a labyrinth facilitator with Veriditas.

Veriditas is an international, non-profit organisation committed to exploration of the labyrinth as a spiritual path, especially through training labyrinth facilitators. More at:

Jan Sellers, a Quaker and writer, leads retreats and labyrinth events for Woodbrooke, the Retreat Association, Veriditas and other organisations. Visit

9.30am for 10am start, ends 4pm with refreshments. Please bring a packed lunch.

Cost £35 concessions £20



Telephone 01494 875694

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Amersham: July/August 2017

Our Mid-Week Meeting for Worship is at 12:30 on the first Tuesday of every month, in the small meeting room at the Meeting House, to be followed by a soup lunch. Everyone welcome. Next ones: Tuesday 4th July / Tuesday 1st August.

Concert at Jordans, 17th September