A memorial to commemorate the work of the Friends Ambulance Unit and the Friends Relief Service has been built at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire.

It presents the Religious Society of Friends and what Quakers stand for to millions of people in the UK and abroad, and provides a space for reflection and silent worship.

Its simple structure in stone brings to mind a meeting for worship. The circular seating serves as a setting for contemplation and expresses our vision of reconciliation in times of conflict. Wording carved on the seats illustrates Friends’ commitment and witness to peace.

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On Sunday 6 May, QSMT Trustees will be launching a DVD, Pacifism under test.  The launch will take place at a Special Interest Meeting at 12:30 in Friends House Library.

Please note that this is SIM will be at lunchtime not at 5:30 which is the time given  in the printed programme.

The DVD features extracts from filmed interviews with former members of the Friends Ambulance Unit and the Friends Relief Service who served in World War Two.

The interviews recall the challenges to the beliefs of pacifists and conscientious objectors and to the Quaker Peace testimony when confronted with the evils of Hitler and Nazi Germany in World War Two.

You may register for this Special Interest meeting on the BYM website.



Tuesday 15 May 2018, is Conscientious Objector Day. To mark this day the Quaker Service Memorial Trust will be holding a Meeting for Worship, at 2:30pm at the Quaker service memorial which is located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.


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