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: 

 8.45 am and 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.



Quakers in Motueka honour the war dead with a call to end all war, Anzac Day 2023
On April 25th 2023 Quakers gathered outside the Museum in Motueka for a Peace Vigil. Our posters called for NZers to cherish people, protect the planet, remember conscientious objectors, and make peace a way of life.  We brought information about the threats posed by militarism . . . 
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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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