Thought for the week

We are currently holding  Meeting for Worship on Zoom, for 45 minutes starting at 10.30. Please go to the Online Meeting For Worship link on the website, or contact Marian McNichol to join this. Alternatively, we hope that Friends will “worship where they are” on Sundays from 10.30 to 11.15. In this way we hope to sustain together a strong worshipping Meeting. We hope to have a new “thought for the week” here each week, with the hope that it may be used as an aid to our “gathering” as a meeting each Sunday morning. Previous “Thoughts” can be found here. If you have suggestions for passages, please contact Sue Cariss.

A quote from Adam Curle

“The fate of the world doesn’t depend on you. It would be wrong and arrogant to think that it did, and to do so might make you ill: I know this from my own experience. On the other hand it would be equally wrong to think that you can contribute nothing to peace and happiness in the world. The great relationships – between nations, communities, cultures and religions-are built on a foundation of millions of small relations between people, between you and me, for example.
Anything we can do to bring harmony, to comfort, to give hope, to encourage another person contributes to the world’s reservoir of love. But one day you may see, and then take the opportunity to do something more. But whatever you do, nothing could be better than to be, to nourish your good heart and open it to others “

Adam Curle (1916-2006) was a British academic and Quaker, known for his work in social psychology, pedagogy, development studies and peace studies. The inaugural Adam Curle Peace Lecture took place at University of Bradford this week.

Suggested by Sue Cariss and Julia Hargreaves

Around 30 people typically come to Sunday Meeting for Worship

Settle Quaker Meeting is an oasis for contemplation, meditation, and spiritual well-being. We want all who visit to leave feeling refreshed, inspired and at peace.

Quakers practice a religion of experience. It is a contemporary, simple, and radical faith.  Quakers are also called Friends.

When permitted, there here are two Quaker Meetings for Worship here each week. All are welcome.

Sunday 10.30 – 11.30 with Children’s Meeting | Tuesday 12.15 – 12.45

Outside these times the Meeting House and garden are usually open for quiet reflection.

You can find us at Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Settle BD24 9DX

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