Following on from a shared lunch, Jackie Durrant gave a warm, impassioned, yet light-hearted account of her 3-year sojourn in Nepal. Jackie, a friend of Frank from Woking Meeting, worked as a Christian volunteer between 2012 and 2015, helping to establish functional pharmacy operations in and around Tansen and Pokhara.
The bulk of her work consisted of training the Nepalese pharmacists, but she found time to set up a thriving cookery club which was very beneficial in getting local women out of their restricted home environments and experience something of the outside world in a fun social setting.
Jackie is now thinking in terms of working with the many Nepalese in and around Aldershot, helping them to make sense of their prescriptions and, knowing her, to make them feel less isolated.
We are very pleased to provide a link to the replay of an interview with Irene Ridgeon, a member of our local meeting, on Radio Woking, talking about her Quakerism:
All welcome to our informal Monday evening sessions. 7:30 for 7:45pm start at the Meeting House 41 Park Road, Woking.
Monday 9 February : Exploring Quaker Faith and Practice, Chapter 22 Close relationships
Monday 23 February Buddhist Meditation, Led by Paul Follows
Monday 9 March : Exploring Quaker Faith and Practice
Monday 23 March : Stillness with Music, an evening with some chanting and singing, interspersed with silence and stillness. Led by Patricia and Chris
An article written by Michael Gittins of Farnham Meeting – an introduction to aspects of Quakerism – which was printed in the area newsletter, has now been posted on this site: see article.