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From John Gwatkin's Library...

As editor of this website, I feel we are extremely lucky to benefit from having access to an extensive library of Quaker and other materials from the personal library of John Gwatkin, long-time Quaker at Brant Broughton. I have asked him to consider bringing various books to our attention here on an occasional basis so watch this space-more coming soon! Meanwhile, John has asked if the entire text from the book below could be shared here on our website and, with the permission and encouragement of the publishers, I attach a button link to a pdf of the whole of the manuscript, including the original introduction from John which was not included in the printed text. 

WHAT HAVE THE QUAKERS EVER DONE FOR US?

a short introduction to Quaker achievements

 

 

Written originally as a response to Richard Dawkins’s allegation that “religion has had nothing to do with social improvement” this booklet finds a unique way of presenting Quakerism to both newcomers and experienced Friends alike. It covers achievements in pacifism, peace making, relief work, equality, democracy, human rights, human relationships and reform, education, science and the industrial revolution. The reader is left wanting to know more about the remarkable Friends who had such a powerful influence on the way we live and think today.

 

“A very good piece of outreach. It makes me proud to be a Friend.” John Punshon.

 

Copies can be obtained price £2 plus 50p postage from John Gwatkin, c/o Quaker Meeting House,

1-3 Meeting House Lane, Brant Broughton, LN5 0SH.

Click below to be taken to the whole book as a PDF file.

 
Newark Food Bank
Food Bank

CORONOVIRUS UPDATE

09 December2020

Due to the ongoing issues of Health and Safety at this time, we are still suspending the collection of items for the Food Bank until further notice to protect the people involved in the collection and distribution of those items. 

HOWEVER,

there are still things we can all do.

Have a look at this article in The Guardian:

The money raised will go straight to the

Trussell Trust for the Food Bank.

 NO COLLECTIONS AT THE MEETING HOUSE

Please donate at your local food store or send a monetary donation straight to the Trussell Trust. 

We are in contact with the Newark Food Bank who send us a

regular update about the items that are

most urgently needed each week to add to your regular shop.

Please do not donate FRESH food items.

Also, check that your donation is well inside its use-by-date.

Out of date food cannot be distributed.

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE ITEMS CONTAINING ALCOHOL – THANK YOU

Updated: 09th December 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

URGENTLY NEEDED ITEMS

  • TINNED MEAT SOUP

  • LONG LIFE FRUIT JUICE

  • SPONGE PUDDINGS (TINNED OR MICROWAVEABLE)

  • TINNED FRUIT

  • LAUNDRY LIQUITABS/TABLETS

ALWAYS NEEDED

  • TINNED TOMATOES

  • TINNED SPAGHETTI

  • TINNED MEAT - SERVE COLD OR HOT

  • INSTANT MASHED POTATO

  • TINNED POTATOES

  • TINNED CARROTS

  • TINNED PEAS

  • INSTANT PASTA PACKET MEALS

  • PASTA SAUCE

  • TINNED VEGETABLES

  • TINNED HOT DOGS OR MEAT BALLS

  • TINNED SWEETCORN

  • TINNED FISH

  • VEGGIE ALTERNATIVES - TINNED VEG CURRY ETC.

  • TEA BAGS - 40S OR 80S

  • SUGAR (500G OR 1KG)

  • TINNED/CARTON CUSTARD

  • TINNED RICE PUDDING

  • JAM

  • CHOCOLATES/SWEETS

  • CEREAL BARS

  • BISCUITS

  • CHOCOLATE BISCUITS

  • CHOCOLATE BISCUIT BARS

  • WASHING UP LIQUID

  • DEODORANT

  • SHAMPOO/SHOWER GEL

  • HAND WASH GEL

  • LIQUID HAND SOAP

  • TOILET ROLLS

  • TOOTHPASTE

  • TOOTHBRUSHES

  • FEMININE DEODORANT

WE’VE GOT PLENTY OF

  • BREAKFAST CEREAL

  • LONG LIFE MILK

  • TINNED/PACKET SOUP

  • BAKED BEANS

  • COFFEE

  • PASTA

  • RICE (PACKET/DRIED)

  • TINNED/PACKET SOUP

  • FEMININE HYGIENE

Link straight to the December 2020

Food Bank List:

For more information about the

Newark Food Bank,

click the link below. 

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