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 at 10.00am 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. As all people are precious, then all are welcome at a Quaker meeting.



Friend Shona McLean's short story came second in Te Tau Ihu NZ Society Of Authors competion"
Shona has had a varied career which has included being a potter and a b&b operator, and she has now embraced writing. In her first foray into competition she placed second, a great encouragement to keep writing. Her story is a poignant recounting of a time of loss in her early life . . .
One Quaker's View on:
Hatred: "A Time to Hate" an essay by Philip Gully from For Everything a Season
A mentor told Gully to love, not hate, his enemies. "For twenty years I've been trying to find a way to hate certain people. . . but without success. If you've found a way to do that let me know. There are several people I'd love to hate if I thought I could get away with it . . . ."



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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