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December meeting of the group takes place tonight, Thursday 12th as usual in Victoria road at 7:30.  Supporters and new members welcome but it is a working meeting.

We have the carol singing next week.


Write for Rights in the Cathedral a success

We have been holding our card signing for many years now in the centre of Salisbury but the numbers willing to sign – even at Christmas – have dwindled.  So this year we took up the offer by the Cathedral to hold it there which we did this afternoon (8 December 2019) with great success.  Well over a hundred signed our cards and we were back to the days of a crowd of people signing.

Interestingly, and perhaps appositely, many were at the Cathedral to see the Magna Carta which of course is where the human rights story started just over 700 years ago.


Card signing in the Cathedral cloister today (Sunday)

TODAY

On Sunday 8th from noon till 2pm we shall be in the Cathedral cloister for our annual card signing.  For many years, we did this in the centre of Salisbury usually by the Library but the recent 2 years have been disappointing so we have decided to try the Cathedral.

Look forward to seeing you there if you are in the vicinity.


We are pleased to post our minutes of the November meeting which discusses the things we have done recently and forthcoming activities.  If you are interested in joining the group, then the events list at the end is a good place to start.  You would be very welcome to come along and make yourself known.

November meeting minutes (Word)

October group minutes

Posted: October 14, 2019 in Group news
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The minutes of the October group meeting are now available and can be accessed below.  Thanks to group member Lesley for writing them up.  A busy meeting with a number of events happening over the coming months.

Group minutes (Word)

 

 


The minutes of the September meeting are now available thanks to group member Lesley for compiling them.  A full meeting with a number of future events in hand.

September minutes (Word)

Group meeting

Posted: September 13, 2019 in Group news
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Septembers group meeting was held last night and the minutes will follow in a little while.  Main points discussed;

  • Death penalty report
  • Treasurer’s report and we have a healthy balance at present
  • Offer of someone to speak on Israel/Palestine and we will discuss with SCIP
  • Signing at the Cathedral and we may opt for a Sunday in December
  • Evensong to be held in the New Year
  • Carol singing: preparations under way
  • Film on 13 November at the Arts Centre
  • Agreed to submit a tree for the annual Christmas tree festival at St Thomas’s
  • Social media report: fairly quiet two months but a huge surge of interest in the Chemring post concerning the supply of CS gas to the Hong Kong police.

More details in the minutes

Coffee morning

Posted: September 7, 2019 in Group news, Uncategorized
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UPDATE:  very successful morning and we were kept busy from before 10 till noon.  Sold lots of cakes.  Thanks to all those who came or helped or provided cakes.

There is a coffee morning today – Saturday – in St Thomas’s church in Salisbury.  There will be lots of home made cakes (and some bought ones) and if you were thinking of joining the local group or wanted to know more, this would be a golden opportunity.

Coffee morning

Summer BBQ

Posted: August 1, 2019 in Event, Group news, Uncategorized
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We regret to say that the BBQ has been called off.  Several people could not make it, two more have sent apologies and one is uncertain so it seemed rather pointless to continue.  But: we shall be meeting for a pub lunch at the New Inn in New Street from 12:30 on Sunday.

If you were thinking of joining the group we would like to see you.


Programme of forthcoming group events

We have a number of events planned in the period between now and Christmas so these are listed below.  Please note that some are yet to be fully confirmed and dates may change for one or two so please check here or on our Facebook or Twitter pages for updates.

7 September   Coffee morning at St Thomas’s church in Salisbury.  After an absence of several years we are pleased to be able to host this event again in this church.  It would be a good time to make yourself known if wish to join us.  We hope to show a looped film.

8 October   THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED   Author and journalist Paul Mason is coming to speak at the Salisbury Methodist church starting at 7:30.  Paul has written a book Clear Bright Future and the issue of human rights in the modern age is discussed.   We are awaiting confirmation from his agent over the date.  Note this event is postponed from June hence the link text saying it was ‘cancelled’.

10 October  World Day Against the Death Penalty.  Details of any event nearer the time.  See our latest DP report.

24 October   As part of schools Citizenship programme, we shall be giving a presentation at Bishops Wordsworth.  We rather regret few schools take part in this so if any teacher in the Salisbury area is reading this and would like a presentation in their school, please get in touch.

December   Evensong at the Cathedral.  Date to be agreed.  All welcome.  Photo shows the Amnesty candle in the Cathedral.

13 November   Film at the Arts Centre.  The film is Nae Pasaran about a group of Scottish workers refusing to repair aircraft engines destined for the Chilean government after the coup which took place there.

17 December   Our annual carol singing event in the Victoria Road, College Street, Marlborough Road area with members of the Farrant Singers.  This is a popular event and several families come into the street to listen to a selection of carols properly sung by this choir.

We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events.

 

Carol singing in 2018