Future Events

Retreat and reflection day

Sat 20 March 10am – 4.30pm on Zoom

We warmly invite you to take part in our Quaker Gender and Sexual Diversity Community retreat day, to spend time together in worship, sharing and reflection.

The day will have a balance of personal ‘how am I right now?’ sharing; a Quaker Quest-style reflection; and sharing of poems, pictures and music that are important to us. This will be embedded and held in a spirit of worship and punctuated with tea/coffee and lunch breaks (bring your own cake!).

At the centre of the day we will spend time considering our experiences in our local meetings: how we can support each other as GSD Friends, especially if we’re feeling vulnerable, and what insights and strengths we can bring to our LMs.

The day will be facilitated by Niomi Gabrielle and Yvonne Wood and clerked by Rob Francis. To register for the day, please contact us here. We will then send you the programme for the day and practical notes.

A QGSDC meeting during Yearly Gathering

1 – 7 August 2020. Delayed until July / August 2021

Affirming trust, allyship and inclusion

A sharing event to explore how Friends’ experience of sexual orientation, gender diversity and sacred bodies is enriched by our spiritual lives and Quaker testimony. How shall we hear and uphold each other at times of heightened vulnerability?

This meshes with the gathering theme, Listening, Prophecy & Reconciliation: Allyship in a climate emergency and continues our consideration of privilege, inclusion and climate justice, and our hope to build and celebrate an inclusive community.

This session will include a brief AGM.