Gathering in Stillness
November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This informal event will be a chance for participants to learn about Quaker practice by joining in a short Quaker Meeting with a guided meditation.
The meeting will be followed by time to socialise and discuss the use of silence and stillness in various faith traditions – and the importance of community in developing connections with our neighbours of all faiths and none.
“‘Gathering’ has a number of meanings for Quakers: We talk about a ‘Gathered Meeting’ where there’s a palpable shared feeling of the presence of Spirit/God/Goddess/Light (using whatever description a congregation feels comfortable with). This doesn’t happen in every Meeting for Worship, but it’s what we meet in worship for.” – Derek Read
This event is open to all and not ticketed.
We ask that all attendees arrive promptly by 2pm in order to join the event without disrupting the calmness of a short session of interfaith worship and meditation.
The front entrance on Elmbank Crescent has steps with a handrail and may not be suitable for all visitors. A level entrance is available to the rear accessed via Elmbank Crescent Lane, where there is accessible parking. There is a fully accessible toilet at rear (basement level) designed for independent use: space may be restricted for persons requiring assistance. There is a lift and stairs to other floors, which has the capacity to take most wheelchair users.