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Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Denomination: Quakers
Address: Friends Meeting House, 22a Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AA
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Clerk: Betty Scrivener, 01787 371303, 6, St Gregory’s Court, Sudbury, CO10 1HS.
Alternative contact: Mrs Sheelagh Ruse, 01787 379901, hruse@live.com .

Website: essexsuffolkquakers.org/meeting-houses/sudbury-quaker-house/

Service Times

Sunday
10.30am Sunday Worship

Thursday
12.30pm-1.00pm Opportunity for peaceful reflection.
Bring a packed lunch and stay for a friendly meal and chat.

Further information

From Sheelagh Ruse, June 2013.

Quakers are now meeting for Sunday worship back in our acclaimed and beautifully restored meeting house in 22a Friars Street. The Sudbury Society is offering to recognize the need for an award for the design.

Sunday worship is at 10.30am for ¾ hour the first Sunday of the month, with a business meeting after coffee. Other Sundays are a full hour. The second and fourth Sundays of the month, is followed by “creative listening” after coffee, when a topic, or several, may be discussed in depth.

On Thursdays a half hour meeting for worship is held at 12.30pm, followed by ‘Bring Your Own’ packed lunch, and fellowship.

The school room and kitchen are now available for HIRING. Henry Ruse is arranging bookings. Contact him by phone 01787 379901 or e-mail: hruse@live.com .

Betty Scrivener is the clerk for correspondence at Sudbury Quakers, 22a Friars St. CO10 2AA or 6, St Gregory’s Court, The Croft, Sudbury, CO10 1HS, phone 01787 371303.

We wish to thank St Gregory’s Church for the generous use of their hall for over two years.

We welcome all, including the ‘just curious’ to come and worship with us and stay for coffee and other meetings that interest them. Sudbury Quakers is part of the South East Anglian Area Quaker Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. See www.quakers.org.uk  for more information.

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  • Sheelagh Ruse said:

    Quakers have a business meeting after service the first Sunday in the month. Because of this the service only lasts 3/4 hour instead of an hour. Stay and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee before business meeting.

    On 2nd and 4th Sundays we have “creative listening” after coffee. This is great fun! While one person speaks they hold the focus object.
    Everyone else listens until the object is replaced on the table, when someone else may pick it up and speak. Sometimes subjects are discussed at a deep level, and no-one wants to leave! This usually takes place for 1/2 hour till 12.30pm.

    There is a lot of silence in Quaker meetings. People speak as the Holy Spirit leads. Sometimes there is deep community in the silence.
    All are welcome. Friends (of Truth) are not a secret society. Discover!