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George Fox's chair comes 'home'

Posted on Jun 26 2016

Swarthmoor Hall staff were happy to receive a chair known as 'George Fox's chair' from Exeter Meeting. It is a 17th-century chair which was said to have served as a seat for George Fox when he visited Membury Meeting in 1677 (Membury is on the Devon/Dorset border). The chair was later brought to Exeter, from whence Friends gave it to Swarthmoor.


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Pilgrimages at Swarthmoor Hall

Posted on Jun 20 2016

Pilgrimage! This week, a group of Quakers are exploring the '1652 Country' around Swarthmoor Hall. They will climb Pendle Hill in the 'footsteps' of George Fox, visit historic Meeting Houses, and even see the landscape around Margaret Fell's childhood home of Marsh Grange. Want to come on a pilgrimage of 1652 Country? There is another one in August! See our 2016 programme.


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Summer newletter is out!

Posted on Jun 01 2016

The 2016 summer newsletter is hot off the presses! Click on the image below to download a pdf copy. This issue includes articles on the history of early Quakers, and reflections on pilgrimages and the ministry of hospitality. On the last page, you will find a listing of our 2016 summer spiritual programme events.


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