Thought for the week

We are currently holding a “blended” Meeting for Worship in the Meeting House, and on Zoom. We can seat a maximum of 16 people in the Meeting House but if more arrive a second worshipping group of up to 6 will be started in the Small Meeting Room under the care of the door keeper. If these numbers are exceeded, nominated Friends who live close to the Meeting House will return home to worship. We ask visitors to the Meeting to email clerk@settlequakers.org.uk beforehand for safe joining instructions. For those who enjoy online meetings, there is also the option of joining with Zoom. Please 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.

From the Quaker Tapestry Botany Panel

Sarah Martha Baker 1887-1917 was a botanist and Quaker, whose Sunday school students recalled her teaching that “the universe is always singing, while only man is silent; and that man must learn to listen, so that his heart may join the universal chorus”.

Suggested by Sue Cariss

Quaker Tapestry Botany Panel

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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