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Meeting for Worship Sundays at 10:30am at the Atlantic School of Theology LIbrary, Lower Level, 660 Francklyn St, Halifax, NS B3H 3B6
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3 weeks ago

Halifax Quakers

Friend Sylvia Mangalam arranged a beautiful centrepiece for our Meeting for Worship, Sunday, October 29. Cynthia Martin (R) looks on as Sylvia (L) arranges the fruits and nuts of the season. ... See MoreSee Less

Friend Sylvia Mangalam arranged a beautiful centrepiece for our Meeting for Worship, Sunday, October 29. Cynthia Martin (R) looks on as Sylvia (L) arranges the fruits and nuts of the season.Image attachment

4 weeks ago

Halifax Quakers

Free film: "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" on the women's peace movement in Liberia - Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m. at Mt. St. Vincent University, McCain room 106. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Halifax Quakers

Sunday,October 29, Meeting for Worship 10:30 to 11:30, followed at 11:45 by a Called Meeting to share each Friend's view of what they want our new Half-Yearly Meeting to include. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Halifax Quakers

David Summerhayes (left) and Dick Cotterill (right), presented a workshop at Port Williams, Nova Scotia, attended by a dozen Friends and community workers interested in Penal Abolition. Walter and Jennifer Long hosted us in their beautiful historic house on Upper Canard Street. ... See MoreSee Less

David Summerhayes (left) and Dick Cotterill (right), presented a workshop at Port Williams, Nova Scotia, attended by a dozen Friends and community workers interested in Penal Abolition. Walter and Jennifer Long hosted us in their beautiful historic house on Upper Canard Street.Image attachment

 

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Was great to have visitors from Halifax -- not to mention Texas, Montreal, and Truro!

4 weeks ago

Halifax Quakers

Halifax Quaker Dick Cotterill joined Montreal's David Summerhayes in presenting workshops on Penal Abolition. Following a workshop in Sackville, NB, they travelled to Annapolis Valley Friends Meeting. The workshop was held in Port Williams, Nova Scotia at the holiday home of Walter and Jennifer Long, Quakers from Austin, Texas. A dozen Friends and community members attended and learned about the need to shift from a punishment based system to healing, for victims, perpetrators and society. Picture #1 shows David Summerhayes and Dick Cotterill, workshop presenters. Picture 2 shows Walter and Jennifer, our hosts in Port Williams. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Halifax Quakers

Halifax Friends Meeting holds Meeting for Worship every Sunday, 10:30 to 11:30 at the Atlantic School of Theology Library, 660 Francklyn St -[Exceptions are Bluenose Marathon day and Terry Fox Marathon Day when Francklyn St. is blocked off.] We welcome Friends & friends from all over the world. Recently two Friends from Ireland joined us as well as a Friend from Eugene, Oregon, and one from Ontario. Come join us for worship, followed by light refreshments and a social time. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Halifax Quakers

Ruth Bishop has been accepted as a CUSO Volunteer. She will go to Myanmar for a one-year post, teaching English to government civil servants. Ruth has extensive experience teaching English to New Canadians in Halifax. She has also served our Meeting on the Peace and Social Justice Committee. Congratulations, Ruth! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Congratulations Ruth!

6 months ago

Halifax Quakers

This weekend, Halifax is hosting "Doors Open" when people from our community can visit many buildings not usually open to the public. One of these is Government House, the home of our Lt. Governor, on Barrington Street. As well as a tour through the official rooms, there is an exhibit created by the Canadian Federation of University Women, of photographs of buildings present in 1867 or before, called "Witnesses to Confederation". Included are two Quaker buildings - Quaker House Museum in Dartmouth, and the Old Barrington Meeting House built by Quaker whalers and Cape Cod Fishermen in Barrington, NS. ... See MoreSee Less

This weekend, Halifax is hosting Doors Open when people from our community can visit many  buildings not usually open to the public. One of these is Government House, the home of our Lt. Governor, on Barrington Street. As well as a tour through the official rooms, there is an exhibit created by the Canadian Federation of University Women,  of photographs of buildings present in 1867 or before, called Witnesses to Confederation.  Included are two Quaker buildings - Quaker House Museum in Dartmouth, and the Old Barrington Meeting House built by Quaker whalers and Cape Cod Fishermen in Barrington, NS.Image attachment

 

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The grey building is the William Ray residence,buildt in 1786, now Quaker House Museum in Dartmouth. The brown building is the Old Barrington Meeting House, built by Quakers and Congregationalist in 1765, the oldest Quaker Meeting House in Canada, now a museum.

Cape Sable Historical Society in Barrington, NS manages the Old Meeting House... while closed for the season now, we'll be open again in June 2018 and everyone's welcome.

6 months ago

Halifax Quakers

ATLANTIC FRIENDS GATHERING was a great success, held over Victoria Day Weekend at Camp Geddie, near Merigomish on the Northumberland Strait. About 40 Friends from age 4 to 84 met to share fellowship, worship, and informational sessions. The theme was "Moving from Faith to Action through Creative Arts." Special Interest Groups were held re: The Arts in Prison, Contemplative Photography, Creative Writing, Meeting for Readings, and many other topics. Good food, Rousing singing, story-telling, and Family Night skits and music added to pleasure of the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago

Halifax Quakers

John Cousins discussed his new book, New London:the Lost Colony, about a settlement of Quakers on the North Shore of PEI, which build a thriving village in the late 1700s, which lasted a decade, and why the colony was eventually abandoned. Quakers from Halifax, Annapolis Valley and PEI attended to hear this fascinating account of early history. ... See MoreSee Less