Words from Quaker Faith & Practice:

“Take time to learn about other people’s experiences of the Light. Remember the importance of the Bible, the writings of Friends and all writings which reveal the ways of God. As you learn from others, can you in turn give freely from what you have gained? While respecting the experiences and opinions of others, do not be afraid to say what you have found and what you value. Appreciate that doubt and questioning can also lead to spiritual growth and to a greater awareness of the Light that is in us all.”


Bristol Area Quaker Meeting Day conference

17 September 2016 

Drugs policy reform and changes to the criminal justice system

Redland Meeting House

126 Hampton Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6JE



10.00am        Arrivals and Tea & Coffee

10.30am        Drugs Policy Reform


                        Jane Slater of Transform Drug Policy Foundation www.tdpf.org.uk/

                        Sandra Hobbs of QAAD – Quaker Action on Alcohol and Drugs www.qaad.org

11.30am        Discussion and questions following by minute

12.30pm        Lunch – please bring your own.

1.15pm          Changes to the Criminal Justice System


                        Kelvin Boot: Quaker Chaplain at Bristol Prison

                        Report from Beryl de Stone: Quaker Chaplain at Eastwood Park

                        Graham Davey: Former Quaker Chaplain at Bristol Prison

2.00pm          Discussion and questions followed by minute

2.45pm          Shuffle Break

3.00pm          Bristol Area Quaker Meeting for Worship for Business

4.00pm          Tea

4.30                Departures


Dates for Bristol Area Quaker Meetings in 2016

The schedule for Area Meetings is as follows:

Saturday 18 June                 Summer Gathering at Kingswood Heritage Museum

Sunday 17 July                     2.00pm at Bedminster

Saturday 17 September       All day at Redland from 10.30am to 4.30pm

Wednesday 19 October       7.00pm at Horfield

Sunday 20 November          2.00pm at Bedminster

(Last update: September 10, 2016)