That of God in everyone

Global Strike 4 Climate - New Photos Album


A number of South Belfast Quakers recently joined the young people in their global strike for climate change issues. The peaceful protest involved a "die in" around the Spirit of Belfast statue in Cornmarket, Belfast. We have added a new photo album to the Photos page which you can check out here.

Banner Designed By SBQM Kids Featured On Belfast Live


The Climate Change banner which was designed by the young people of South Belfast Meeting, was featured on a recent Belfast Live article. The link to the article is below. Well done to our younger attenders for helping to get this important message out there.

UQM update

Friendship Lunch 2019-2020

Dear Friends

Welcome to the September 2019 edition of the Ulster Quarterly Meeting Central Committee newsletter.  Below you will find some events and information that Ulster Friends have shared for circulation around Meetings. This newsletter will be circulated at the beginning of each month. If your Meeting is planning any events that would be of interest to Ulster Quakers and that Friends from other meetings could attend or you have any information to share, please send it to me and I will include it. The deadline for the October 2019 edition is
Friday 27 September 2019.

Ulster Quarterly Meeting to be held on Saturday 21 September 2019 at 10:30am in Bessbrook Friends Meeting House
Please see attached programme for details.

EcoQuakers Ireland Event on Saturday 19th October 
Attached is the poster for the EcoQuakers Ireland event on 
Saturday 19th October to be held in South Belfast Meeting House. All are welcome to attend - just email the email address to let EcoQuakers know you are planning on attending. Feel free to distribute this poster further. 

European Heritage Open Days 2019
Frederick Street Meeting House will be open on
Saturday 14th September from 11.00am-1.00pm for the European Heritage Open weekend.  They are coordinating their opening times with seven of the other buildings in the North Belfast Heritage Cluster, which means Friends will also be able to visit Clifton House, the Indian Community Centre, Carlisle Memorial Church, St Malachy’s College Chapel and Library, North Belfast Working Mens Club, Carnegie Old Park Library and St Anne’s Cathedral on that Saturday morning.  Most of these buildings are within walking distance of the Meeting House. Refreshments will be served during the morning, with donations going to Quaker Service. More information on the individual properties can be found in the EHOD brochure, available from your local Visitor Information Centre, library or council office, or visit the website      

War School Film at South Belfast Meeting House
War School is a new film about the battle for the hearts and minds of British children. The film was made by an independent director with financial support from Britain Yearly Meeting. Set against the backdrop of remembrance of previous conflicts, this is a controversial and challenging documentary. It reveals how, faced with unprecedented opposition to its wars and a severe shortage of military recruits, the British government is using a series of new and targeted strategies to promote support for the military. This film is being shown on Wednesday 11 September 2019 at 7.30pm in South Belfast Meeting House, 22 Marlborough Park North, Belfast. Tea and biscuits available from 7.00pm. The film is 85 minutes long. Please share this event.

Friendship Lunches at South Belfast
The dates for the upcoming Friendship Lunches at South Belfast Meeting are below.  Meeting for Worship starts at 12:15pm with lunch at 12:45pm. Everyone welcome!  Please also see the attached flyer.


Kind regards

Karen Nicholson
Ulster Quarterly Meeting

Quaker Jargon Buster - NI Edition


Some time ago, for the old SBQM website we produced a Northern Ireland version of the Quaker Jargon Buster. We thought it would be helpful to re-post it to the new site as many may not have seen it. You can download it

September's Monthly Readings


The Bible is worthy of regular and searching study in private, in family and in other groups. There we learn of God’s relationship with man and of Christ’s redemptive love and find guidance and inspiration for our lives today. Encourage the reading of literature which may reveal the ways of God.

IYM General Christian Counsel

In worship we enter with reverence into communion with God and respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Come to meeting for worship with heart and mind prepared. Yield yourself and all your outward concerns to God’s guidance so that you may find ‘the evil weakening in you and the good raised up’.

BYM Advices & Queries 9