Thought for the week

We are currently holding blended Meeting for Worship. This is held on Zoom, for 1 hour starting at 10.30 and a with maximum of 36 people in the meeting house. 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 11.30. In this way we hope to sustain together a strong worshipping Meeting. Over the pandemic we have had 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. Permitted numbers in the Meeting House are now close to pre-pandemic levels and there is very good audio communication between the Meeting House and Zoom. So the thought is now (in late September 2021) taking a break! Previous “Thoughts” can be found here.


“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

Rumi (1207-1273)

This quote is attributed to Rumi all over the internet, but unlike last week, I have not been able to find the original poem to share online. According to Wikipedia, Rumi was a poet, Hanafi faqih, Islamic scholar, Maturidi theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan in Greater Iran (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumi). 

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.

There are two Quaker Meetings for Worship each week. All are welcome.

Sunday 10.30 – 11.30 with Children’s Meeting  (in the Meeting House and simultaneously on Zoom – “blended”)

Tuesday 12.15 – 12.45 (in the Meeting House)

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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