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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 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.



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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.



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We welcome diversity. As all people are precious, then all people are welcome at a Quaker Meeting.



Anzac Day Peace Vigil a tradition of Quakers in Nelson and Motueka. Gaza was on our minds "
Each year on Anzac Day Quakers and others gather on the Church Steps in Nelson and now Motueka in vigil for peace. Our vigils bear witness to the horrors of war for combatants and non-combatants alike. Sadly, there have been 81 interstate wars since WWII  – Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Gaza . . . 
One Quaker's View on:
Silence,  by Scott Russell Sanders
from Falling Towards Grace 
Finding a traditional Quaker Meeting would not be easy. No steeple would loom, no bell tower, no neon cross. No billboard would name the Preacher or proclaim the sermon topic or tell sinners how to save their souls. No crowd would stream towards the entrance from a vast parking lot. . . 



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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