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12 September 2008


Actions speaking louder than words - preview

Veronica Aldous shares the joys and benefits of having paid wardens in the Quaker Meeting house

As a warden, I would like to remind Friends that they do already have paid helpers (‘Do we need paid help?’ 5 September) in the form of some of their remaining wardens

  • We help keep ‘Meeting houses running’, liaising with committees both on a local and area level and with the community

  • I am a Friend of over twenty years’ experience and a great deal of commitment and so I can help out sometimes with voluntary roles on top of my paid work

  • I think it is helpful to have resident wardens
  • We provide security in a time when buildings are vulnerable to vandalism, deal with enquiries and ensure a warm, welcoming and clean Meeting house
  • Of course, the practical work supports the spiritual life of the community – any temple attendant would verify this!

    Veronica Aldous

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