What’s On

The Meeting House is let to groups who meet regularly, and we also have one off events. For further information or to book a meeting room for your own event, please contact lettings@newbarnetquakers.org.uk.


Regular events at the meeting house include the following

Every weekday morning in term times Little Acorns Nursery 9.15 to 12.15 in the Main Hall with lunch clubs on Monday and Fridays.

Contact manager Pauline Congdon Little Acorns Pre-school number 07931668499.


Monday afternoon Dementia Café held once a month 2.00 to 4.00pm in the Main Hall. Organised by Alzheimer’s society.

Also on Mondays, but on a different date, Memories are Made of This singing group for those with early memory loss, dementia and their relatives or carers, run by a trained facilitator. Second Monday in each month, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. No charge, but contributions accepted towards the running costs which are covered by New Barnet Quakers. Please register your interest at info@newbarnetquakers.org.uk .

Monday evening Meditation Group meets weekly 6.45 to 9.00pm in the Upper room.


Tuesday evening Tai Chi classes weekly in the Main Hall.


Wednesday afternoon Ways into Writing writing group monthly 1.00 to 4.00pm in the Upper room.

This is a long-running writing workshop run by Katherine Gallagher, poet and tutor. The workshop, (maximum of 8) is for critiquing members’ new writing (poetry & fiction) as well as exploring ideas about trends and opportunities. £14 per session. More details on Katherine Gallagher’s web site at www.katherine-gallagher.com.

Wednesday evening Yoga weekly 6.15 to 9.00pm in the Main Hall.

Yoga with Idunn. Wednesdays 6.15-7.30pm and 7.45-9.00pm. All abilities. Beginners welcome. 07873 978 804 Idunnr@btinternet.com www.yogawithidunn.co.uk


Thursday afternoon Art History weekly 2.00 to 4.00pm in the Main Hall. A regular class on Thursday afternoons to study Art History by looking at paintings in relation to the societies in which they were produced. The courses are always popular and there are currently no places available, but contact arthistory@newbarnetquakers.org.uk for future interest.

Thursday evening Pilates weekly 6.00 to 9.00pm in the Main Hall.


Saturday afternoon Poetry monthly 2.30 to 4.45pm in the Main Hall.

Barnet Poetry Appreciation Group. We meet on a regular basis to read and discuss published poetry. Sometimes we look at the work of an individual poet, and at other times there is a particular theme to the meeting and everyone brings a poem relating to it. Occasionally outside speakers are invited to the group – a recent one was the poet Lorraine Mariner. Also some members of the group have an in depth knowledge of certain poets – at our November meeting Michael King gave a talk on the poet Simon Armitage.
For further information about the poetry group contact Carole on 07968 870997 or Hilary on 07531 902070.
The group meets on the second Saturday in each month from 2.30pm to 4.45pm, excluding July and August. The cost is £4 (or £5 when there is an outside guest speaker), to include tea and cakes.
The next meetings are:
8th December: ‘House and Home’
12th January 2019: Michael will present on Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and their daughter.