Meeting Contacts

When one first becomes involved in the Quaker community one will hear mentioned a large number of facilities and activities which can be confusing. The information below aims to provide a reference to anything you might hear mentioned by members, particularly in the notices after meeting for worship, or who to contact with a particular query.

The Society's organisation is based on Areas, and Winchester is part of Hampshire and the Islands Area Meeting. So, although many of the entries are specific to Winchester, some refer to the Area Meeting and beyond..The contacts are usually those people who give out the notices for their groups, but if you're not sure who people are there is a folder with some rather old photos of members in the Library.

Contact names change over time, but if the person listed is not the current contact they will be happy to point you to the right person.

Winchester Meeting Appointments

Clerk – Maggie Allder (winchesterquakers@gmail.com)

Assistant Clerk –  Roy Burman

Treasurer  Dinah Barton

Assistant Treasurers – John Denison, Paul Williams, Jane Bennett

Line Manager – Sally Gale

Warden  –  Geoff Hammond    

Area Meeting Appointments



Registering Officer for Marriages  advises on and makes arrangements for marriages according to the usages of the Society of Friends, including official registration of these marriages  Graham Dragon, Karen Coffin (Deputy)

Other Appointments

Churches Together in Winchester – representatives to a group  which encourages cooperation
amongst Christian churches in Winchester on a number of practical and spiritual initiatives

Collection Proposers  can be approached with suggestions for monthly collections

Funeral Co-ordinator  family or friends may contact her about funeral arrangements  (the Elders are responsible for conducting funerals in cooperation with Overseers) 

Line Manager formal liaison between Meeting and Warden

Librarian  responsible for buying and arranging books in Library

Posters  to stimulate an interest in Quaker ideas (these are the  posters on the board outside gate) 

Quaker Peace and Social Witness and Quaker Council for European Affairs Correspondent   receives and makes available information on activities and conferences

University Chaplain   for students and others

Woodbrooke Correspondent receives and makes available information from Woodbrooke (Quaker college in Birmingham for day and resident courses)