Staffordshire Area Meeting (AM)
Representatives from each of the seven Quaker Meetings in Staffordshire meet seven times a year at each Meeting House in turn to consider matters of business, such as reports from central committees, correspondence from Friends House in London, financial matters, applications for membership, any issues raised by local Meetings, and so on.
The AM business meetings begin with a period of silent worship, and the subsequent business is conducted in a spirit of worship. If the agenda was not too long the meeting often concludes with a specially event. For example, we have had talks on the Work of Quaker Prison Ministers in Staffordshire and on the History and Culture of the Inuit. At an Area Meeting held in Leek one of our members played a guitar and led us in singing a number of 'Quakerly' songs.
Friends enjoying a few songs together after Area Meeting at Leek Meeting House.
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS IN 2013
Saturday 9th February Stafford - Talk: "Economics as if People and Planet Mattered."
Saturday 9th March Stoke
Saturday 11th May Leek
Saturday 13th July Uttoxeter
Saturday 14th September Wolverhampton
Saturday 12th October Stone
Saturday 14th December Lichfield
In each case, the meeting will start at 10 a.m. with a 30 minute Meeting for Worship. This will be followed by a talk/discussion (topics to be announced). Lunch will be from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m. The business meeting will be in the afternoon.
Contact: Correspondence Clerk, Gayle Yeomans (email@example.com).