The Wednesday Meeting
The Wednesday Meeting is held fortnightly from January to early May and from September to December at 2.00pm in the Church Hall.
The meeting begins with announcements, a short Bible reading and prayer, and the talk usually begins at 2.10pm, ending at about 2.45pm, followed by a cup of tea/coffee and scone/cake; questions sometimes drift into tea-time.
The programme covers a wide range of topics, of equal interest to men and women, and has included The art of China’s Buddhist Caves, Why is English spelling so weird?, The benefits of Physiotherapy, Mozambique Revisited, Training Detectives, The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Charles Dickens and the North East, Climate Change: Biblical Fact and Modern Myths, Living on the Farnes, Fire Safety in the Home – and the current programme is printed below.
There is no charge for admission, but the speaker receives a small payment/fee/gift which is usually paid for out of voluntary donations by attendees.
This is an open meeting and all are welcome – do come and join us, either regularly or dropping in occasionally.
12 Charles Avison: Music in Newcastle in the 18th Century Prof Eric Cross
26 The Farne Islands: Did you know? Dr Ann Wilson
9 The First World War: The Aftermath Professor John Derry
23 Metro Futures Ms Catherine Massarella
9 Motor Cycling Through South America Mr Michael Goodwin
23 “Skills for People” – A New Home Mr Nick Ball
6 William Morris – Not Just Wallpaper! Mr Mike Mavromichaelis
15 Good Friday
17 Easter Day
27 The Origin of English Surnames Professor Diana Whaley
The Wednesday Meeting Programme
22 Mary, Queen of Scots Professor John Derry
5 The Best Mud in Italy Mrs Myra Robinson
19 The Twentieth Century on the Farne Islands Dr Anne Wilson
4 The Burdons, The Sandersons and The Haldanes Mr Keith Jewitt
18 “Skills for People” – A New Home Mr Nick Ball
1 William Morris – Not Just Wallpaper! Mr Mike Mavromichaelis
(This meeting will be held in the Church)
22 Motor-cycling Through South America Mr Michael Goodwin
6 Metro Futures Ms Catherine Massarella
THE FIRST AUTUMN 2020 WEDNESDAY MEETING will be held on 9th September, when Mrs Fliss Barker will speak about “Experiences in Israel and Occupied Palestine.”