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06 February 2009

Taking worship to the people - preview

Quakers in Britain have been rediscovering the joys and challenges of gathering outside. Gerard Benson and Mike Golby share their Meetings’ outreach experiences

It was partly inspired by outdoor Meetings at the gates of Faslane, partly by reports of Westminster Meeting’s Meetings for Worship at Speakers’ Corner, partly by awareness that our Meeting house is well off the beaten track and not a little by the original idea that outreach might involve going out
  • There was some reticence and a little reluctance to be dealt with but, following from a last-minute decision at Bradford Local Meeting’s October Meeting for business, we held a half-hour Meeting for Worship in the busy shopping area in Bradford city centre in National Quaker Week
  • It was all arranged at the last minute and for those who took part it had quite unexpected qualities
  • Where we had aimed at outreach we also found deep inreach

  • Gerard Benson and Mike Golby

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