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.
On Saturday 16 May , to mark Conscientious Objector 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.
QSMT Trustees will be at the Arboretum main reception from 2:00 pm to meet and greet Friends from neighbouring meetings. We will depart from the Arboretum building at 2:15 to walk to the memorial site, allowing 15 minutes.
For further details, please click on the Conscientious Objector Day 2015,link on the left hand side.
An exhibition has opened at the Community Gallery of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery,in Chamberlain Square,Birmingham about Quakers and the First World War. The exhibition uses original photographs,films and artefacts,and examines the impact of war on Quaker artists,businesses ,families and communities in Birmingham, central England and beyond.
The exhibition runs until 7 June ,2015. The link below provides further details.
QSMT wishes to make contact with as many surviving FAU and FRS members or their families as possible. The trust has contact already with a number of families but there are more we have not heard from.