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Statement 19 March 2020: COVID-19 Impact

By Jon Martin / 18th March 2020 / Comments Off on Statement 19 March 2020: COVID-19 Impact

UPDATE: Activity at Woodbrooke’s centre, including B&B, Conferencing and onsite learning, will remain suspended until August 2020 at the earliest.  We have increased our online courses which can be accessed here. Statement 19 March 2020 On the 14 of March Woodbrooke announced that we were suspending our on-site course programme, initially until April 30, as … Read more

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Chef de Partie Needed (Deadline: 20 Oct 2017)

By woodbrooke / 1st October 2017 / Comments Off on Chef de Partie Needed (Deadline: 20 Oct 2017)

We are looking for an experienced and customer-focused Chef de Partie to join the team at Woodbrooke.

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Supporting Woodbrooke – Statement 8 Feb 2021 Woodbrooke

Supporting Woodbrooke – Statement 8 Feb 2021

By Jon Martin / 8th February 2021 / Comments Off on Supporting Woodbrooke – Statement 8 Feb 2021

Woodbrooke has been working hard to ensure that throughout the pandemic we offer learning, nurture, connection, training and worship opportunities. We have been really encouraged by the engagement from Friends, with course participation increasing by over a third in 2020. Many new Friends, Friends from across the world, and the Quaker-curious are experiencing Woodbrooke for … Read more

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How spiritual direction feeds me Woodbrooke

How spiritual direction feeds me

By Jon Martin / 14th January 2021 / Comments Off on How spiritual direction feeds me

Katie Evans reflects on her experience of spiritual direction ahead of the online course ‘Nurturing Our Spiritual Lives through Spiritual Direction’, 8th Feb – 4th April 2021 Spiritual direction, and it’s near sister, spiritual friendship are practices that sustain me, feeding my inner life. I first sought out one-to-one spiritual accompaniment nearly ten years ago. … Read more

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Spiritual Safari Woodbrooke

Spiritual Safari

By Jon Martin / 13th January 2021 / Comments Off on Spiritual Safari

Nim Njuguna shares his understanding of spiritual direction using the image of going on Safari. My view of spirituality is like that of a man who goes on his first Safari to Kenya and spends time with a Game Warden as his tour guide. Having been an avid armchair Safari enthusiast for so long, he … Read more

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Woodbrooke to join A Quaker Take podcast

By Jon Martin / 10th December 2020 / Comments Off on Woodbrooke to join A Quaker Take podcast

The popular podcast ‘A Quaker Take’ has become a joint project of Quakers in Britain and Woodbrooke. Started in 2016 by staff at Quakers in Britain, the podcast was originally called Q:Witness but later rebranded to A Quaker Take. The podcast talks about ideas, faith, and activism, exploring a range of issues in Britain and … Read more

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Revisiting The Meeting House Woodbrooke

Revisiting The Meeting House

By Jon Martin / 4th December 2020 / Comments Off on Revisiting The Meeting House

In light of everything that’s happened in 2020 Maud Grainger asks what the purpose of a Quaker meeting house is. I remember the exact moment my relationship to a building, in terms of a place of worship, changed. It was a day conference on climate in London and I had headed down with fairly low … Read more

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Online Worship in 2020 - Revisiting Britain Yearly Meeting's Response to the Pandemic Woodbrooke

Online Worship in 2020 – Revisiting Britain Yearly Meeting’s Response to the Pandemic

By Jon Martin / 11th November 2020 / Comments Off on Online Worship in 2020 – Revisiting Britain Yearly Meeting’s Response to the Pandemic

Rhiannon Grant updates us on how Quakers across Britain have responded to the pandemic, adapting to lockdown and post-lockdown, with results of the second worship survey. In September 2020, we ran a second worship survey very similar to the one we ran in May (and reported on in our previous blog post). We were pleased … Read more

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The cost of the ‘Blessed Community’

By Jon Martin / 27th August 2020 / Comments Off on The cost of the ‘Blessed Community’

Mark Russ shares his experience of the challenges of being in community and how he came to appreciate ‘Blessed Community’. As Quakers we hope for a world where everyone’s inherent worth is recognised, and where everyone lives in right relationship with each other and the rest of creation. Quakers have called this vision the ‘Blessed … Read more

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Loving Earth Project: South Belfast Meeting’s story

By Jon Martin / 26th August 2020 / Comments Off on Loving Earth Project: South Belfast Meeting’s story

Bronwen Haire shares her experience getting involved in the Loving Earth Project, sharing how South Belfast Meeting used Loving Earth to bring them together in lockdown  I was fortunate to be asked by Ireland Yearly Meeting to be a representative at the European and Middle East section annual gathering, which was held online due to … Read more

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Statement 13 August 2020: Onsite Activity Update

By Jon Martin / 12th August 2020 / Comments Off on Statement 13 August 2020: Onsite Activity Update

Updated 24 November 2020 After careful deliberation, we have decided to extend our suspension of the majority of our onsite activity at the Woodbrooke Centre until November. We are not accepting residential bookings until November at the earliest, although we are exploring phasing in some day events and activities in the coming weeks and months. … Read more

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Stronger Together – a Quaker reflection on Pride

By Jon Martin / 3rd July 2020 / Comments Off on Stronger Together – a Quaker reflection on Pride

In the midst of lockdown, pride season looks very different to normal for Mark Russ, who reflects on its meaning for him as a white male gay Quaker. June is over, and in the US that means Pride Month has finished. The idea of Pride ‘Month’ doesn’t make a lot of sense in the UK. … Read more

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