Next week, from Sunday October 2nd is Quaker Week.
A film called The Divide - what happens when the rich get richer – will be presented by the Crewe and Nantwich Quakers at the Crown Hotel Nantwich on Sunday October 2nd at 6pm (screening 6.30pm). Tickets are £5 (£2 if unwaged).
Quakers (or, more formally, The Religious Society of Friends) came into existence in about 1652 during the tumultuous Civil War period. Their belief is that "there is that of God in every person" (whatever God means to you) so each Friend is an equal Minister. Friends are committed to four great principles – Peace, Equality, Simplicity and Truth.
Quakers met in Nantwich from the 1600's until about 1922. They met in their own Meeting House, which is now Nantwich Theatre. You may remember Stretch and Harlock's department store – they were both born Quakers. Two or three years ago a group of people set out to re-establish a Quaker Meeting, with the help of the Rev Malcolm Lorimer of the Methodist Church – it now meets at 3.00pm on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at Bradfield Road Methodist Church in Crewe.
If you care to come along you will be welcome. Friends sit in silent meditation and inward prayer for an hour. It may be that someone is moved to stand and say something... but maybe not. Then there is time for tea and a chat.
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