Horsham Quaker meeting is an active friendly community with on average 14-8 people attending Sunday Worship & 10-12 on Wednesdays. This page is designed specifically for our meeting community: members, attenders and visitors. As well as specific details of Meeting roles, business news and mailings, this page also gives a flavour of our meeting life with details of recent, current & upcoming projects, trips, events and news. There are also details of our Young peoples meeting and activities.
Thought for the Month:
Clerk: Jacinta White
Assistant clerks: Maggie Weir Wilson & Ruth Chick
Eldership & Oversight: Holding group (6 Friends)
Treasurer: Helen Whittington
Conyenor of Premises Committee: Martin Chick
"May we remember to let go & simply be who we really are - beings of Light & lightness" John O'Donohue
Due to lock down the meeting house has been closed. Wednesday and Sunday Worship, Business meetings and all other events have been continuing on ZOOM.
We are now offering "blended" worship with limited in person spaces and on Zoom. All welcome to join but booking required for in person or Zoom link details -
3rd Wednesday eve each month 7.15 -9.15pm. All welcome!
Draft Programme 2020
Feb - "My experience volunteering in a Calais camp"- Marilyn Quail
March - "Julian of Norwich" - John Tranter
April -Lock down stories & inspirations
July - Vocal Ministry -Ruth Audus
August - No sharing group
September - tbc
Last Saturday each month 10.30-12.00. Free of charge.
Friendly & relaxed singing workshops for all levels of experience. Songs, chants, taize taken from Quaker Songbook as well as other sources. All taught by ear. Everyone Quaker & non Quaker welcome!
Sign up 24 hours before
Details & register: Helen Whittington
NB: Currently on hold
Sustainability project 2019
Horsham meeting's very own Eco church style project to look at our carbon foot print as a meeting and as individuals. Our young people's meeting has led the way in creating a large "tree" poster.
Pilgrimage to "1652" Country -
In Sept 2018, 14 Friends travelled up to Cumbria (better known to Quakers as 1652 country in honour of George Fox's founding of the Quaker Faith) to discover more about our Quaker history.
Children & Young People in Meeting
Once a month we have a children and young people’s meeting, usually on the second Sunday at 10.30.
The Young people's meeting starts with 15mins quiet worship together with the main meeting. The group led by 2 responsible adults then moves to the smaller back room for a programme of learning, fun, sharing and activities.
Examples of activities:
* We have made our own white Peace poppies,
* Created a small scale Quaker meeting (image)
* Prepared mini trifles for a shared lunch
* Held a sustainability quiz out of which grew our Tree of life. The footprints represent individual thoughts, actions, hints & tips for a more sustainable future. The leaves of the tree tell you about actions taken by Horsham Quaker meeting. The exercise shows how we learn from each other & what we can do in our own lives to improve the environment.
All the adults working with the children & young people have up to date DBS checks.
For more details of the young people's programme please contact Jacinta White (conveynor) via the contact page.
Amazing creativity talents of our young people (and adult leaders). Do the quirky and diverse little figures made of clay represent any of us we wonder? As some dont sit very steady on their chairs (and even let their heads roll off onto the floor) we perhaps hope not! Most Quakers now arent concerned with hat etiquette but its a pretty good likeness to Horsham Meeting house interior. We LOVE it!