Blog introduction

Our blogs are an attempt to convey our understanding to help each other and those interested in knowing more about our faith. We accept that we do not always get everything right, but through prayerful waiting to hear Christ’s teaching we may be moved in such a way as...
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No Need for Barriers

During a Meeting for Worship I became aware that I was being called to minister. After testing myself to ensure that it was Christ that was moving me and not just my own ego, I duly stood. I was given words which spoke of the barriers erected by us...
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My Heart Attack

In early October 2009 I suffered a Medium to major heart attack. We were told later that the circumferential artery was 95% blocked and I was kept in hospital until 5 days later I had a stent fitted.  Earlier that evening just after 11pm my wife and I very...
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The Empty Tomb

Immediately after his death the body of Jesus was placed in a rich man’s tomb in a fashionable place outside the city of Jerusalem. A grand tomb and whatever it contained might easily become a site of remembrance and reverence for the disciples of Jesus and a rallying point...
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Christ’s Visit to Meeting for Worship

One Wednesday evening I went to Mid-week Meeting for Worship as was usual at that time. In all 3 of us were present and we began, sitting in silence for some while. The worship felt very deep, as it often was when we came together to worship Christ at...
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Do You believe in God?

This is a question we are asked quite a lot as Quakers. I can only answer from my experience. Firstly, what do I mean by God? For me, it’s not the traditional old, white man on a cloud. As I have gotten older I’m less and less certain in...
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Vision

Asleep in bed I became aware of a presence within me which I believe to be Christ. Although I could not see this presence, He spoke with me and asked if He could show me something important and would I go with Him? I agreed to go with Him...
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Baptism

When asleep in bed in the early morning, about 3 or 4am, I became aware of a power about me. Suddenly I could not move, I was aware that I was on my back and there seemed to be an unseen force that was holding me down. It felt...
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He Showed me the Way

In 1994 two events occurred in my life, the first was expected, the second was not and it was from the second event that I was able to enter a whole new chapter in my life with God’s help. At the end of January my Father died (my Mother...
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Women and prophesy

I hear of many people who say that women cannot prophesy, or carry the word of God. For Friends this has never been the case as we believe that all are equal in the eyes of God. Firstly let us look at some interactions between women and Jesus. We...
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Some Basics

Our Primary Source is Christ Christ is the word that was in the beginning and is eternal. Jesus of Nazareth was Christ made flesh and we listen to, and follow His teaching both within each of us and together as a community. The writings of the Bible and of...
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