Training for Quaker Roles

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    Being a Quaker Trustee – September 2020



    Particularly suitable for new or less experienced Area Meeting trustees; it may also be of interest to anyone wanting a refresher. We will be factual and practical. What does the law require? What is considered good practice for charities? How does this fit with Quaker good practice? How do trustees, area and local meetings relate to each other? How can trustees best serve our meetings? We aim to provide easy-to-understand information and enjoyable learning, to make trusteeship approachable and rewarding.

    Being a Quaker Clerk – April 2020



    This course is for new or prospective clerks with little or no experience of Quaker clerking. We will focus on clerking local meetings but clerks of other meetings or committees will also find they can learn much about their role. There will be practical sessions including planning agendas, drafting minutes, and discipline in the meeting.  We will also consider other responsibilities that come with being a clerk. Participants will learn from each other as well as from the leaders.

    Being a Quaker Clerk – September 2020



    This course is for new or prospective clerks with little or no experience of Quaker clerking. We will focus on clerking local meetings but clerks of other meetings or committees will also find they can learn much about their role. There will be practical sessions including planning agendas, drafting minutes, and discipline in the meeting.  We will also consider other responsibilities that come with being a clerk. Participants will learn from each other as well as from the leaders.

    Being a Quaker Treasurer – October 2020



    For new and prospective treasurers, and those who still feel uncertain. We will cover all the main tasks, from first entries to year-end preparation of accounts, principles, responsibilities, and legal requirements. You will find sympathetic companionship with other treasurers, and explore the spiritual basis of the role. Please note times: The course starts at 11:15am on the Friday with Basic Book-keeping (this runs to 5:45pm and includes lunch). Those without much experience will need these sessions. If Friday attendance is difficult, the exercises will be available online to complete at home beforehand. On the Sunday there is an optional session on the Quaker spreadsheet programme which runs from 1:30pm to 3.00pm.

    Managing our Meeting Houses



    This training and support event is for anyone involved in the care of meeting houses of all sizes and functions. Areas covered include: witnessing to Quaker values; workshops on law and best practice in employment and in health and safety; building relationships and support networks; awareness of our own needs. Everyone will gain skills, confidence and knowledge to further enhance the life of their meeting house as well as renewed enthusiasm for their service.

    Quaker Nominations at Swarthmoor Hall



    How can we root ourselves in good practices of discernment whilst responding to the particular issues that face us? Nominations are at the quiet heart of the way we live together as Friends, when we listen faithfully to the Spirit. We will include the practical aspects of being ‘on nominations’. Friends can expect a renewed insight into the potential of nominations to strengthen meetings and enabling them to flourish. This event is for members of Quaker nominations committees.

    This course takes place at Swarthmoor Hall near Ulveston in the Lake District. Originally the home of Judge Thomas Fell and Margaret Fell, today its historic building and beautiful gardens are a wonderful back drop for courses and retreats.

    You can book this course online or email info@swarthmoorhall.co.uk or ring 01229 583204.

    Patterns and Examples: Norwich



    Working in partnership with Quakers in Britain

    Are you serving your meeting? Would you benefit from a day of support, training, and spiritual nurture?

    Patterns and Examples days are gatherings for all adult role holders, and children and young people aged 6 to 18. Each one will be an opportunity to meet Friends, make friends, share ideas and worries, develop your skills and build our Quaker communities.

    Families are encouraged to attend and a crèche will be provided for under 5’s.

    Optional topics will include:

    • Caring for one another
    • Meeting house handbook
    • Matching roles and gifts
    • Meeting for worship for business
    • Simpler Meetings
    • Mindful colouring
    • Developing self-care
    • Godly Play
    • Living as a Quaker

    This gathering is being held at Norwich Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich, NR2 1EW.

    Patterns and Examples: Lampeter



    Working in partnership with Quakers in Britain

    Are you serving your meeting? Would you benefit from a day of support, training, and spiritual nurture?

    Patterns and Examples days are gatherings for all adult role holders, and children and young people aged 6 to 18. Each one will be an opportunity to meet Friends, make friends, share ideas and worries, develop your skills and build our Quaker communities.

    Families are encouraged to attend and a crèche will be provided for under 5’s.

    Optional topics will include:

    • Caring for one another
    • Meeting house handbook
    • Matching roles and gifts
    • Meeting for worship for business
    • Simpler Meetings
    • Mindful colouring
    • Developing self-care
    • Godly Play
    • Living as a Quaker

    This gathering is being held at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College St, Lampeter, SA48 7ED

    Patterns and Examples: Lancaster



    Working in partnership with Quakers in Britain

    Are you serving your meeting? Would you benefit from a day of support, training, and spiritual nurture?

    Patterns and Examples days are gatherings for all adult role holders, and children and young people aged 6 to 18. Each one will be an opportunity to meet Friends, make friends, share ideas and worries, develop your skills and build our Quaker communities.

    Families are encouraged to attend and a crèche will be provided for under 5’s.

    Optional topics will include:

    • Caring for one another
    • Meeting house handbook
    • Matching roles and gifts
    • Meeting for worship for business
    • Simpler Meetings
    • Mindful colouring
    • Developing self-care
    • Godly Play
    • Living as a Quaker

    This gathering is being held at Lancaster Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster.