Thought for the week

During this  unusual period of social isolation, we hope that Friends will  “worship where they are” on Sundays from 10.30 to 11.30. For those who enjoy online meetings, there is also the option of using Zoom. Please contact Marian McNichol to join. 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. We also have a private group for members and attenders of Settle Meeting on the easy to use Telegram application. If you would like to join this, please contact John Asher.

The Friends’ Journal May, 1967

“My own experience has led me to believe that faith grows – sometimes as naturally as a seed growing in the garden, sometimes as a result of much diligent study … Faith may be nurtured by fellowship with others who believe or are seeking to believe, and by prayer, however faltering. That is why I treasure so much my membership in the Society of Friends and the wonder of the Meeting for Worship.”

Barbara Bowman closed her article on Faith and Belief in vol 12, no. 4  of The Friends’ Journal May, 1967 with these words.

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.

There 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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