New Sign for Meeting House
In a recent Meeting for Worship for Business it was decided that the sign in the glass-fronted box in front of the Meeting House was in need of an update and a new sign was designed and installed by one of our members. Here is a photo of the sign in it's box as it was before.
Please click on the PDF logo below to see a close-up view of our new sign.
You are welcome to come and visit us to see it in it's new home.
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
1st July 2020
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.
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: 1st July 2020
Particular shortage of items in red letters.
All tinned vegetables
Biscuits (e.g. digestive, custard cream/ginger nut)
Chocolate biscuit bars (Kit-Kat, etc.)
Tea bags (40s or 80s please)
(NOT 240/260/280s Thanks!)
Tinned or microwavable sponge puddings
Tinned or cartoned custard
Tinned Rice Pudding
Tinned Ham or Chicken (not corned beef)
Tinned Meat (served cold)
Instant Packet Pasta Meals
Instant mashed potato
Sugar (500g bags please)
Jam (Not homemade, sorry!)
Long life fruit juice (not squash)
Long life UHT milk( Not evaporated or condensed)
Butter is okay in sealed tubs.
Fresh food can’t be distributed.
Washing up liquid
Liquid hand soap
Toothpaste and brushes
Nappies (Size 6)
At the moment they have plenty of coffee,
baked beans and pasta.
Link straight to the July 2020 Shopping List
More information about the Newark Food Bank,
can be found on the following link: