Vigil for Peace and Planting of a Peace Tree

Vigil for Peace and Planting of a Peace Tree

On Armed Forces Day we would like to invite you to join us in a silent vigil for peace.  We believe that it is by working for peace, seeking conflict resolution and finding alternatives to the projection of force in international affairs, we will best support our service personnel and build a better world for future generations.

Quakerism is a way of life that is shaped by a deep commitment to peace, simplicity, truth and equality. This commitment is rooted in, and nourished by, our experience of silent and attentive worship. From this grows our belief in the sanctity of all life.

As a visual symbol of the growth of peacemaking within the Bury St Edmunds’ community we will be planting a ‘peace tree’ in our Meeting House garden.

Please join us for all or part of the hour long vigil and the tree planting.

We extend a particularly warm welcome to serving and former members of the Armed Forces.

Quaker Meeting House Garden, St John’s Street, Bury St Edmunds

Peace Vigil Flyer