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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: 

 9am each Sunday at the Quaker Meeting House, 30 Nile Street, Nelson.  Vaccine pass required.

 10.30am each Sunday at the Quaker Meeting House, no vaccine pass required.


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.


We welcome diversity. People of diverse sexual orientation and gender expression are welcome.



Guided by Quaker values of equality and unity we will have two Meetings for Worship each Sunday
Quakers in Nelson have resolved the dilemma of being divided by vaccination status.  From now on we will meet at 9am with vaccination passes, and at 10.30am with no requirement for passes. Please join us, just make sure which Meeting to attend. If fully vaccinated we may choose to attend both . . .
One Quaker's View on:
Can we stay friends?  A plea for respect and compassion during Covid from Jan Marsh
In Thomas Kenneally's book 'Flying Hero Class' a plane is highjacked. Some passengers are stripped and shoved into the cold hold. Plotting to overwhelm the hijackers, one character says, 'The chances are most of us will survive this. Let's not do anything we can't live with afterwards'.



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”.


Find out what Quakers believe

Learn about the Quaker way

Quaker Social Action

Quaker Histories in Embroidery

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