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BOURNEMOUTH & FORDINGBRIDGE Local Quaker Meeting  REPORT MARCH 2023 

In the past year, our numbers at Meeting for Worship in the Meeting House have risen from around 20 to 25-28 each week; we have been happy to welcome transfers in as well as new attenders. Our Meeting is lively, with a range of spiritual, social and charitable activities. Monthly Meetings for Learning, based on passages from Quaker Faith and Practice, have resumed and are well supported. 

Fordingbridge Friends are now meeting on the third Monday of each month at Bridget’s home in the New Forest. Their intrepid activities include wild swimming. 

The meeting house was surveyed in 2022, both for a Fire Risk Assessment and for our Quinquennial (5-yearly) Survey. Stricter regulations and general maintenance will lead to considerable expense as time goes on, so once again we are considering the future of the meeting house, and have had the site valued. 

Overall, we feel that our Meeting is in a healthy state, with growing numbers attending in person, though a few prefer to participate online. Whatever happens with regard to our meeting house, we shall need fresh people to take on responsible positions at the end of this year, which also marks the end of the current triennium. 

Go well in peace.