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.


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



Covid rules keep changing. We keep searching for a way to worship together even when apart
Quakers, like many other faith groups and community groups, keep talking and listening to find a way to continue our connections. We are aware that there are people yet to vaccinate and people unable to risk being with those who are unvaccinated.  Our skills of empathy and nonviolent communication grow . . . 
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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