By: Jon Martin

Paradise Lost

What’s the significance of Paradise Lost? Why is it of interest to Quakers?  Mart Layton looks forward to the return of his course ‘Paradise Lost: an introduction’ How do you…

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What can we learn about ourselves and the planet during lockdown?

Maud shares her response to how Covid-19 is impacting the environment and ourselves. Some say it is quiet outside, and it is, except I hear the sirens, that seem ever…

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Prayer and change

Rhiannon wonders about the changing world created by Covid-19 and the place of prayer in her new routines.  “Come regularly to meeting for worship even when you are angry, depressed,…

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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…

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Statement 14 March 2020: Woodbrooke to suspend onsite courses in response to COVID-19

Woodbrooke has been closely monitoring the situation with the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and reviewing the advice issued by Public Heath England in response. After careful consideration, and with deep regret,…

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Mysticism or activism?

Mark Russ doesn’t think Quakers have to choose between political activism and spiritual depth.  Has Quakerism become too concerned with political activism at the expense of spiritual depth? Or are…

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Time and spirituality: what sets our pace?

Katie Evans discusses the importance of Retreats and how to reshape our relationship with time. A parachute slows its user down. It would be absurd to jump from a plane…

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Election 2019 – A Personal Reflection

Maud shares her personal reflection on the 2019 UK general election. I didn’t stay up last night, the eve of election results, I was tired and I went to bed….

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Swarthmore Lecture 2020: Tom Shakespeare on Hope

Woodbrooke is delighted to announce that the 2020 Swarthmore Lecture will be given by Tom Shakespeare.  Tom is a sociologist, broadcaster, campaigner for disability rights and writer on disability, genetics…

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Online Meeting for Worship: Keith’s experience

Keith Harding shares his experience of online meeting for worship  We live almost a two-hour drive from our meeting and cannot get to meeting for worship as often as we…

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