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: 

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



Nelson's first Joy Ride, and there is more to come. Next Ride is Friday 28th July"
On Friday 4 July, a group of friends including Elizabeth took their first Joy Ride. Elizabeth reports: “We lit up our bikes and ourselves and followed the route of Te Ramaroa (Nelson's Light Festival).  We have set up a Facebook Group "Joy Riders" and we'll ride every 4th Friday from now on . . .
One Quaker's View on:
Quakers for Travel Justice - could it be a Quaker concept?  By Elizabeth Dooley
Fifteen years ago,  Elizabeth determined to live with the lowest possible carbon footprint. She left Auckland for Nelson to live without a car.  She bought a bike and cycled around town.  In 2008, it was a breeze. Car drivers gave a wide berth. Congestion was something that happened in Auckland . . .



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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Quaker Histories in Embroidery

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