Further to updated Government guidance and advice from Britain Yearly Meeting, Lewes Meeting House will re-open on a limited basis from 12 July 2020. Please see details below.
From 12 July, Meeting for Worship will be held on Sundays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the meeting house, limited to 10 people (at 2 metre social distancing). You must book in advance if you wish to attend. Please email Resident Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org . If your booking is confirmed, please arrive in good time prior to 10:30 a.m. Please feel free to book a place, even if this will be your first time at a Quaker meeting. We would be delighted to welcome you.
Please note there will be no Children’s Meeting on Sunday, 12 July 2020.
Meeting for Worship will also take place in the meeting house garden on Sundays at the same time (10:30 a.m. start), if it is reasonably dry. Two groups of 6 Friends each can be accommodated in the front and side gardens, and you must book in advance if you plan to attend. Please email email@example.com , and if your booking is confirmed, please arrive in good time prior to 10:30 a.m. Please feel free to book a place in the garden, even if this will be your first time at a Quaker meeting. We would be delighted to welcome you.
Some Friends will continue to worship elsewhere and not meet in person for a while. Options are listed below. Please feel free to join us, even if this will be your first experience of a Quaker meeting.
Meeting for Worship is held on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, followed by coffee and a chat at 11:30 a.m. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like joining instructions.
A “Separate Togetherness” group also holds meeting for at the same time (10:30 a.m. start). Friends from Lewes Meeting worship together, separately in their own homes without electronic assistance. For details, email email@example.com . Friends worshipping in this way sometimes choose to join Zoom at 11:30 a.m. for coffee and a chat (as above).
Sunday evening Meeting for Worship will also resume on 12 July at 6:30 p.m. for half an hour in the meeting house. Up to 10 Friends can be accommodated. To book a place, please email Resident Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Mid week Meeting for Worship on Wednesdays (12:30 – 1:00 p.m.) will be held in the meeting house gardens. Please book a place by emailing Resident Friends at email@example.com .
The meeting house will be open and available for private prayer and contemplation on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 12 noon. Social distancing and hygiene rules will apply and a maximum of 6 people can be present at any one time.
In line with guidance, Lewes Quaker Meeting has produced two risk assessments which you can view below (double click on the highlighted titles). You will find more details on upcoming arrangements in these documents, and if you have any further queries please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Open hearts, open minds
Quakers try to live in truth, peace, simplicity and equality, finding God in ourselves and in those around us. Our meetings for worship offer a welcoming opportunity for spiritual exploration.
Quakers seek to experience God directly, within themselves and in their relationship with others and in the world around them. They meet together for worship in local meetings which are open to all who wish to attend. The Quaker commitment to peace arises from the conviction that love is at the heart of existence and that all human beings are unique and equal. This leads Quakers to put their faith into action by working locally and globally to change the systems that cause injustice and violent conflict. Quakers try to live simply. They are concerned about the excesses and unfairness of our consumer society and the unsustainable use of natural resources.
from Quaker Faith & Practice
Be aware of the spirit of God at work in the ordinary activities and experience of your daily life. Spiritual learning continues throughout life, and often in unexpected ways. There is inspiration to be found all around us, in the natural world, in the sciences and arts, in our work and friendships, in our sorrows as well as in our joys. Are you open to new light, from whatever source it may come? Do you approach new ideas with discernment?
- Advices & Queries, 7
Meetings for Worship
Sunday mornings 10:30 – 11:30
(including Children’s Meeting)
Sunday evenings 18:30 – 19:00
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