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Chelmsford Meeting becomes a Sanctuary Meeting

Chelmsford Meeting is supporting a group of peaceful activists who are coming to trial in Chelmsford on 12th March.

The activists were arrested following their attempt to prevent the deportation of 8 asylum seekers to Nigera and Ghana.

During a ‘weekend of connections’ at the Meeting House, local supporters met some of the 15 demonstrators and made banners to use in protests outside the Court. A group of actors from the company 'Ice & Fire' performed their Asylum Monologues to a full Meeting House and the film Violent Borders was shown which highlighted the inhumanity of mass-deportation charter flights.

Read our Sanctuary Everywhere Manifesto

Welcome to the web site of Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)
in Mid-Essex

We meet for worship at four locations:

  • Billericay
  • Brentwood*
  • Chelmsford
  • Maldon

*Meeting House is in Shenfield

Meetings for Worship are held on Sunday mornings, and last for about an hour.

(Brentwood Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.)

Both Maldon and Billericay meetings also hold a mid-week meeting.

For location and times of meetings, see Local Quaker Meetings on menu bar.

All are welcome to join us for Meeting for Worship at any of these locations. There is no ceremony, and we are not led by a priest or minister. In the stillness we each seek our spiritual truth. Anyone may feel moved to share their insights with the others present.

We look forward to meeting you, answering any questions that you may have, and sharing some refreshments after our Meeting for Worship.

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We would recommend the following web sites:
www.quaker.org.uk the web site of the UK Quaker headquarters
yfgm.quaker.org.uk the web site of Quakers in the 18-30ish age group
www.yqspace.org.uk the web site of under 18 Quakers