High Leigh 2019 will take place 12-14 April and will be on the theme of “The virtues of compassion” with our speaker Tam Martin Fowles.

Tam is a life-long social activist, UK Ambassador for Charter for Compassion International and one of only two UK Master Facilitators of UN endorsed character education programmes, the Virtues of Compassion.

She has been involved with the Quakers for the past six years in various contexts.

The Accept Transcend model leads participants on a journey from their present reality, with its challenges and triumphs, to a new joyful and empowered way of viewing themselves and their story, identifying virtues such as compassion, wonder and responsibility. We learn to connect more deeply with ourselves and others, re-evaluating our past, honouring our present and harnessing a richer future and encouraging others to do the same.

Places are limited and are first come first served! The deadline for applications will be 31 December 2018 but places may well have gone before then.

A programme will run for children over the weekend but children are their parent / guardians responsibility outside session times.  There is free time on Saturday afternoon and there will be a band again for dancing Saturday night.

Booking forms and advertising are going out to Clerks. Please do download the booking form if you want to print and return your own copy.  The online version includes the same information and is A4 for convenient printing of just the bits you need.

Please return your completed booking form to the High Leigh Treasurer Liz Ingham ASAP (contact details on the form). Cheques may be dated or payment made by 29 March 2019.

Do contact the committee if you require any practical information about the weekend or see the practicalities page.


There is a charge for the weekend which includes the cost of accommodation, food and running the programme. In 2019 the cost per adult is £135 for the full weekend, £70 Saturday only and £50 Sunday only.

Our Overseers are kindly funding children’s (aged 0 – 18) places again this year.

Don’t let the cost put you off! Overseers can help with the cost for those who require financial assistance. If you wish to apply for financial assistance please be sure to speak to your local meeting’s overseer before 31 December 2018. You will need to fill out the relevant Forms (A or B) available on the Grants page. Do still book your place with Liz Ingham in the meantime as payment is not due until 29 March 2019!

There will be no extra charges for en-suites as in previous years. However, priority will be given to those who require them for health reasons. Please let us know on the booking form if you require one.