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Dorchester Quaker Local Meeting

All events take place in the Meeting House in Holloway Road unless otherwise specified. Please see other pages of the website for directions.

Meeting for Worship each Sunday in the Meeting House 10.30am All Welcome.


2nd May 12.30 Midweek meeting for Worship followed by shared lunch (bring and share).

5th May Meeting for Worship 10.30 to 11.30 followed by Local Business Meeting at 12 noon for one hour.

12th May Meeting for Worship 10.30

12th May Start of Christian Aid Week (till 18th) with an Ecumenical Service in St Mary’s Church, Dorchester at 4pm. South Street collection on Friday 17th May. Volunteers are being sought for house to house collections. Our representative is David Milner – please let him know if you can offer time. Please note that Quakers in Britain are a sponsoring church of Christian Aid so we are active in supporting this charity. Please give generously – envelopes available in the Meeting House.

17th May South Street collection for Christian Aid


Family Fun Day at UCD. Saturday May 18th 10-12 noon. Games, Toys, Craft and Fun Refreshments available . A morning for Children and Parents in Church

19th May Meeting for Worship 10.30

26th May breakfast meeting at 9am (bring and share). Meeting for Worship as usual at 10.30

27th May special Looplet gathering at her Open Studio in Dorchester with Rachel from 4.30 to 7pm. Please ask an Elder for the location details.


2nd June Meeting for Worship 10.30

9th June Meeting for Worship 10.30

14th June Fun and Food at 5.55 in the Meeting House.

16th June Meeting for Worship 10.30 followed by an Eldership and Pastoral Care meeting for all starting at 11.45.

19th June 12.30 Midweek meeting for Worship followed by shared lunch (bring and share).

Friday 28th June –  Friends Walk 1100 Meet for walk (2 to 3 miles) (with opportunity for those who would prefer a shorter walk to join at a rendezvous point part way) 1300 Lunch at a pub or cafe

Churches Together in Dorchester (on which Quakers are represented) report that The Storehouse Church are hosting sessions for Body, Mind and Spirit and focussing on Fitness Training with a qualified personal trainer.

Future dates are: 

May 11th, 17th 25th, 31st, June 7th, 14th,  22nd 28th. (Fridays 9-10am, Saturdays 10.30-11.30am) £2.50 per person per session

Local Quaker Business Meeting

These are held every two months and all are welcome to attend. The Clerking team are currently Marigold, Mike and Tess who share the Clerking responsibilities. Please contact one of them if you have an item which you want to be included in the agenda for LQBM. Minutes are taken at these meetings so please ask an Elder if you would like to see them.


Quakers are part of the World Wide Family of Quakers and the Around Europe Newsletter has articles from various aspects of Quaker activity across the Europe and Middle East Section latest issue of Among Friends. https://www.fwccemes.org/file_download/518/Among_Friends_159.pdf

Individual Quakers are involved in a range of social action activities and some are mentioned here.

There is an organising assembly for the local group of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign on the 5th of May from 2 to 5.30 in the Salvation Army Hall in Durngate Street Dorchester with a range of great workshops and speakers planned.

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Women in Black have now started to meet in Dorset. The first public vigil in Dorchester will be on the 11th of May from 11 to 12 noon in South Street (near Barclays Bank) Dorchester. https://womeninblack.org Wear black and bring a peace poster or placard.

Dorset Stop the War helps to organise protest meetings about the war in Israel and Palestine.  There are ongoing protests in London and in many areas contact:  


The  Quaker Socialist Society meets online from time to time – and had a recent meeting on how we promote Quaker values in state schools and private Quaker schools.  Prof Francis Green spoke about his book on private schools: Engines of Privilege.  See the Quaker Socialist Society website for further details.

We encourage Friends to see a Lecture by Revd Munther Isaac, a Palestinian Christian on https://quakersocialists.org.uk/.