Nau mai haere mai.

Quakers in Nelson is a faith group whose spirituality is simple, radical and contemporary, committed to working for social justice and peace.

We try to live the Quaker way – peaceably, simply and sustainably, with integrity, recognising all as equal.

You are welcome to visit our meetings without commitment. If you decide to make our Meeting your spiritual home we offer a safe, loving community. We aim to help one another to live a better life.


You are invited to join us at our Meetings, 10am each Sunday at the Quaker Meeting House, 30 Nile Street, Nelson.  

We also meet  every 2nd Sunday of the month at 10am at the Family Service Centre, 27 Talbot Street, Motueka.



Nau mai haere mai.

Welcome to families, children and young people, and our values based children's and families' meetings.

Do you want to raise non-violent children rich in empathy and compassion, yet able to be true to themselves? Do you want to parent peaceably and respectfully? Do you want your children to find and value their inner quide? So do we.



Nau mai haere mai.


You are welcome here. We are an LGBTQI friendly Meeting.



A call for action after Covid-19 from Quakers in Aotearoa New Zealand 2020
The communal response to the Covid-19 crisis has demonstrated how much we can achieve together in a short time. We see the pandemic as a warning,  an unprecedented opportunity for systemic change,  a call to remodel our nation guided by the principles of sustainability, non-violence, simplicity and equity.  .
One Quaker's View on:
Reaching for the Light: Good intentions are not enough.  By guest contributor Quentin Abraham
At a residential theatre workshop my friend Ngapaki started to cry. Through her tears she spoke about the anger she felt at not being able to go into a shop and speak her own language in her own country. It was as if she had channelled the riri and injustice of her tūpuna in that moment. I heard the truth of her words . . . . 


Conversations with Quakers

Listen here to 6 interviews with Friends recorded by Fresh FM Nelson in 2017. Topics are “What it means to be a Quaker”, “Quaker Families”, “Social Justice”, “Death and Dying”, “Quakers and the environment” and “Peace”.


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