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Bin Laden, Obama, smiles and tears and the Holy Ghost

More than one member of my meeting expressed some disquiet at the manner of Osama Bin Laden’s death.  Creditably, this doubt has been reflected too in Question Time on the BBC (most notably by the ‘ex-SBS‘ Paddy Ashdown) and in … Continue reading

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Worship in Portugal/Quaker Quest

As I have been in Spain-Portugal since 29th September I am not able to attend meetings. Last Sunday (10th October 2010) I went for a walk along the cliff-top and beach at Cabanas in the eastern Algarve at 9am. and … Continue reading

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Advices, Queries, History

At the Sunday meeting at Brentford & Isleworth yesterday, there was quite a lot of spoken ‘ministry’ about ‘Preparation’ as in ‘Be prepared’ (with acknowledgement to Baden-Powell!) and ‘failure to prepare is preparation for failure’. (see ‘Advice’ no.9) In an … Continue reading

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Hull Quaker Meeting

It’s my general intention to make frequent short posts – 5-6 lines – but today I feel rambling prose coming on. (sort of ‘long and winding road‘ x ‘ramblin’ rose‘ in words). Being ‘up north’ I managed to get to … Continue reading

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Origins

Too many hours on this today. Hope the extensive links to Quakers past and other additions will be useful for me and any visitors. Have read a great deal, learnt a little more. Expect the site/blog to grow more slowly … Continue reading

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Another blog, another view

Another journalist, Jessica Reed, beginning her ‘quaker quest’ about the same time I did, wrote this, also in the Guardian (online), somewhat contrasting with Theo Hobson’s view linked (in the previous post) below: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/jan/08/religion-quaker-quest As I know only too well, … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Well, Hello World indeed! I started ‘attending’ Quaker meetings fairly regularly (ie. most Sundays) at Brentford & Isleworth Meeting House in January 2010. I had meant to report my experiences by creating such a blog months ago but, having ‘completed’ … Continue reading

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