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09 November 2007


Meeting of Friends in Wales – 27 October - preview
Anyone driving into the rural mid-Wales town of Brecon from Abergavenny at the end of October was confronted by a bold sign – 'Quakers'
  • This confident signage, directing people over the Brecon canal to the Meeting of Friends in Wales, was reflected in the meeting itself by a feeling of excitement and new possibilities
  • Quakers in Wales have found their voice and our 521 members and attenders are producing wide-reaching ripples

  • Friends shared stories of events during Outreach Week
  • These ranged from banners from bridges in Swansea, advertising Quaker Quest sessions; to the opening of the new Nantucket Centre in Milford Haven by the presiding officer of the Welsh Assembly; to a visit by thirty sixteen year old students, who were studying Marion Eames' novel Yr Ystafell Ddirgel (The Secret Room) in Porthmadog
  • Two Friends had been interviewed on Roy Jenkins' programme All Things Considered on Radio Wales
  • Through exhibitions and open events Quakers had reached out to their local communities, but also found that this experience was an important source of in-reach, strengthening and enriching the life of local meetings

  • Jane Harries

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