Words from Quaker Faith & Practice:

“Live adventurously. When choices arise, do you take the way that offers the fullest opportunity for the use of your gifts in the service of God and the community? Let your life speak. When decisions have to be made, are you ready to join with others in seeking clearness, asking for God’s guidance and offering counsel to one another?”



 Living Sustainably

in Our City

a day conference hosted by Bristol Quakers

on 19 September 2015 from 10:30am to 3pm

at Redland Quaker Meeting House, Hampton Road, BS6 6JE

The conference is for people interested in approaches to sustainable living in our local context - an opportunity to come together and share views and initiatives. It aims to focus our commitments to sustainability and care for the environment and, at the same time, celebrate Bristol’s position this year as European Green Capital. We are keen to expand the debate and build on the momentum coming from existing projects.

The programme will include two talks, one by Laurie Michaelis, founder of Living Witness, a Quaker network, and one by Rob Telford, Bristol Green Party Councillor. In the afternoon we will have group discussions and a concluding plenary session about local initiatives for sustainable living. The day will be organised as follows:

10:30 - 11:00 Arrivals, drinks, introductions

11:00 - 11:45 Talk by Laurie Michaelis about the work of Living Witness

11:45 - 12:30 Talk by Rob Telford about Green Capital projects in Bristol

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch - bring your own; drinks provided

1:30 - 2:45 Group discussions and closing plenary - living sustainably where we are 

2.45 - 3.00 Departures

Free entry to all - everyone welcome

Getting to the venue: Hampton Road runs parallel and to the east of Whiteladies Road and Redland Meeting House is toward the northern end of it, opposite the Clyde Arms.

If you come by bus up Whiteladies Rd (no’s 1, 2, 3, or 4), get off at Apsley Road, cross over Whiteladies and walk along Redland Park to the junction with Hampton Road - the Meeting House is opposite.

You can also walk up from Clifton Down rail station.
There is now a controlled parking zone round Redland MH - it won’t be operational on a Saturday, but you’ll need to park within the marked bays. 

Children: Elinor Kershaw has kindly offered to help look after any children that come along, so long as she is consulted no later than 12th September, to give her time to make suitable arrangements. email: elinor.kershaw@gmail.com


Dates for Bristol Area Quaker Meetings in 2015

The schedule for Area Meetings this year is as follows:

Thursday 29 January               7.00pm at Redland

Sunday 22 February                2.00pm at Central

Saturday 21 March                  All day at Horfield from 10.30am to 4.30pm

Sunday 26 April                      2.00pm at Frenchay - Meeting for Sufferings visit (No business meeting)

Sunday 17 May                        2.30pm at Portishead

Saturday 20 June                    All day outing from 10.30am - 4.30pm

Sunday 19 July                       2.00pm at Bedminster

                                                  No meeting in August

Saturday 19 September          All day at Redland from 10.30am to 4.30pm 

Wednesday 21 October          7.00pm at Horfield

Sunday 22 November             2.00pm at Frenchay

                                                  No meeting in December


Bristol Area Meeting Christmas Day Meeting for Worship 2015

10.30 - 11.30am on Friday 25 December 2015

at Horfield Quaker Meeting, 300 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol BS7 8PD


(Last update: August 26, 2015)