An exploration of the Quaker testimony to simplicity in spiritual and practical terms.

Saturday 30th September 10.00am to 4.30pm

To be held at
Diss Meeting House, 10 Frenze Rd, Diss IP22 4PA

“The gift to be simple is the gift to be free”

10.00               Start
10.00-10.20     Coffee
10.20-10.25     Welcome and Introduction
10.25                What is simplicity? – Talks on the historical and spiritual aspects of simplicity
10.25-10.50     Sylvia Stevens: “What Tom, a Quaker?”  Historical aspects of an evolving testimony
10.50-11.15     Sr Camilla (Community of Our lady of Walsingham) ‘Your face, O Lord, will I seek’ Psalm 27:8
11.15-11.40      Andrew Sterling: Simplicity, Faith and Jesus
11.40 to 12.30  Breakout – Exploring the idea of simplicity [word association exercise]
12.30–12.45     Report back
12.45-1.45       Picnic Lunch – Please bring your own food. Tea, coffee and soup provided
1.45                  Living the simple Life Session 1
1.45-2.05          Heather Bruce Simple Buildings
2.05-2.25          Edwina Hughes There’s more to a label than size and make – or is there?
2.25-3.15          Group work How can I lessen the impact of my food on the earth?
–                        Practical and achievable steps [Carbon Conversations Food Game]
3.15-3.30          Tea
3.30-4.15          Living the simple Life Session 2 – Teresa Belton: Simplicity and Wellbeing
4.15-4.30          Summing up
4.30                   Finish

ALL WELCOME – not just Quakers

Contact: Andrew Sterling