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Just This Day: 22nd Nov 2017

Posted by Admin (Margo) on October 18, 2017 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

An invitation to discover and share


Sacred Music

Sacred Dance

Inner stillness

through contemplative prayer and meditation


Wednesday 22nd November 2017


Join any session: arrive 5 - 10 minutes before it starts

Free admission, no booking necessary

VENUE: Quaker Meeting House,

Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5HF


10.00: Welcome and introductions: to each other and to the day

10.30: Quaker ‘Experiment with Light’ with John Senior

11.50: Julian Meeting

12.35: Sacred Music with John York Skinner

12.55: Lunch (bring your own, as silent as feels appropriate)

1.40: Buddhist Meditation with John Senior

2.45: Sufism and Dances of Universal Peace with Karim

3.30: Silence: in the style of Friends’ Meeting for Worship

4.00: Thanks and farewells

For further information please ring

01597 870277

Barrow Pilgrimage

Posted by Admin (Margo) on February 19, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Barrow Pilgrimage

Easter 2017

Monday 10th to Thursday 13th April 2017

Quakers in Kendal and Sedbergh Area Meeting are concerned that recent changes to the welfare state are deeply wounding to the very fabric of our community and are hitting those who are the most vulnerable in our society.

This challenges our belief in equality, peace and social justice.

We welcome you to walk with us:

• As a sign of our common humanity and our solidarity

with the poorest and most vulnerable.

• To support our belief in an inclusive society in which all

are considered of equal worth.

• To show support for our welfare system.

• To show willingness to pay a level of taxation that will support

the care and dignity of all.

Our journey will take us from Sedbergh via Kendal, Rookhow and Ulverston, with accommodation arranged en route. Our walk will end at Barrow Tax Office with a period of silent witness and a symbolic offering of money for the Welfare State. We will make a collection for this where we walk and stay.

Contact us Sally 07939569559 or Andy on 07815547292 or email [email protected] if you wish to join us for all or part of the walk, or

if you can offer space to sleep, or refreshments, or transport for those less able to walk the 15 – 20 miles each day. Leave your phone number if no reply.


Taking action for the Common Good

on behalf of Quakers in Kendal and Sedbergh Area Meeting

Art at the Pales

Posted by Admin (Margo) on February 12, 2017 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Art at the Pales

13th June

10:00 – 16:00

Abstracting the Landscape with Lois Hopwood

cost £25 each day,

includes workshop and refreshments,

bring a picnic lunch.

Gardening Days at The Pales.

Posted by Admin (Margo) on January 1, 2017 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Gardening Days at The Pales.


Three dates have been agreed for Gardening Days at the Pales.


19th March, 18th June and 19th November 2017


The day will start at 10.30 with gardening in the grounds. This may involve weeding, planting or pruning; in fact anything that needs doing.Please bring your own gardening tools and suitable clothing.


There will be a shared lunch at 1-00. Please bring along food to share.


There will be community time after lunch, an opportunity to catch up on the latest news from the local Meetings.


At 3.00 we will hold Meeting for Worship in the main Meeting Room.


We look forward to welcoming you to The Pales.


Pales history day: provisional programme.

Posted by Admin (Margo) on January 1, 2017 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)



Pales history day: provisional programme.


Thursday 14 September 2017


10.30 welcome and coffee


11.00 Christine Trevett: Early Quakers in Wales and the significance of Quaker women.


11.50 Gethin Evans: Quakers in Wales part 2




2.00 Martin Williams: the Pales story


Linda Williams: the Pales school;


3.00 Geraint Hughes: Geraint Hughes: the diary of Thomas Atkins:life at the Pales c 1900


3.45 Discussion


Junior Yearly Meeting 2017

Posted by Margo S on October 10, 2016 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Junior Yearly Meeting 2017

29 July - 5 August 2017, Coventry

Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) is a welcoming, exciting and thought provoking event for young people aged 14-17 (born between 1.9.1999 and 31.8.2002, inclusive).

Whether you've been a Quaker all your life, or have recently discovered Quakerism, JYM offers everybody the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and engage with spiritual ideas.

Date & time

Start: 14:00 on 29 July 2017

Finish: 11:00 on 5 August 2017


Yearly Meeting Gathering 2017

At University of Warwick



United Kingdom

For more information contact:

Thais De Oliveira

Telephone: 020 7663 1013" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

Radical Spirituality: the early history of the Quakers

Posted by Margo S on October 10, 2016 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

invitation to quaker course

Radical Spirituality:

the early history of the Quakers


The course will take place online and will consist of a variety of elements. These include videos filmed in and around what is called ‘1652 country’, the area that Quakerism really took off as an organised mass movement. We visit the key sites of Pendle Hill, Firbank Fell and Swarthmoor Hall. Other films look at the place of travel for early Quakers and the significance of the movement starting in the north of England. We learn about the people, the places and the ideas associated with the start of Quakerism. There is text to reflect on and audio clips to help us ‘hear’ the writing more easily. In Week 1 of the course we’ll reflect on the civil war context and provide an introduction to Quaker founder George Fox’s life.

There is still time to invite friends and colleagues to enrol on the course and take part alongside you. Having the support of people you know can really enrich the experience of studying online.


There will be plenty of opportunity to interact with other learners within the course, which we strongly encourage. In the meantime, you can use the hashtag #FLquakers to find and contribute to any discussions on social networks.


We would really appreciate it if you could take some time to fill out this short pre-course survey.


The course is due to begin on 3 October 2016. We will contact you again a week or so before the course starts, and will also send a welcome note as soon as we get underway.

extensive FAQ page.

weekend at The Pales 23-25 Sept 2016

Posted by Admin (Margo) on August 19, 2016 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A residential weekend at The Pales

in Mid-Wales for younger Ffriends 18 – 35.

23rd to 25th Sept. 2016


An opportunity to experience the atmosphere of this historic Meeting House and to be involved in planning for the future of this important part of our Quaker heritage. Set high on the hills overlooking beautiful Welsh countryside this location is the perfect base for exploration, both physically and spiritually.


Southern Marches Area Meeting is seeking guidance on how the Pales can be made self-sustaining through imaginative use of the amenities already available on the site and how those facilities can best be improved to encourage greater usage.


There is an area of level ground for camping and room in the Meeting House for camp beds and sleeping bags. There are toilet and shower facilities; Basic cooking facilities are also available.


Website –


You can download a flier for the weekend by clicking this link.

For information and booking please complete the form on




Friday afternoon – arrivals and arrangements

Saturday – exploration of the area on foot and by vehicle. Evening campfire and barbecue.

Sunday – Meeting for Worship. Shared lunch. Afternoon discussion and sharing of ideas for the future development of facilities at the Pales.

For information and booking please complete the form below.

This is the 'Weekend at the Pales" form. Please can each participant/camper complete this form if you are 18 - 35 and are joining us on 23rd, 24th,25th September 2016.

Britain Yearly Meeting 2016

Posted by Admin (Margo) on March 31, 2016 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Yearly Meeting 2016


Yearly Meeting 2016 will be held over the late May Bank Holiday weekend in Friends House, London 27-30 May.

We will be continuing to look at how we live out our faith in the world, starting through hearing our stories. And we will look at how we recognise and respond to the promptings of the spirit to act in the world, and how we know and use our gifts.

Please register your intention to attend Yearly Meeting here (offsite link).

See also post on the forum

Llandrindod MfW at 11:30 am

Posted by Admin (Margo) on May 23, 2015 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Meeting for Worship

every Sunday apart from 3rd

 at Llandod Meeting House

at 11:30 am (not 10:30 am),


at 3 pm at the Pales on the 3rd Sundays.

All welcome.


"New Expressions of Quaker community"

Posted by Admin (Margo) on December 28, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (2)


Quaker Life have produced a new resource designed to help meetings explore fresh and creative approaches to being a Quaker community that is more open and accessible and to increase our visibility within the wider community, and how we might create transformational relationships with other community groups. It encourages Friends to engage with some stimulating and challenging questions about how we might find new ways of making Quaker worship and community more open and accessible in our localities, especially among those who currently find it inaccessible.

The Quaker Life resource which is called "New Expressions of Quaker community" is designed to be worked though in three sessions:

1. My journey into Friends,

2. Understanding ourselves and the communities around us,

3. Shaping possibilities for the future.

Please get in touch if you are interested.

Becoming Friends: Living & learning with Quakers

Posted by Admin (Margo) on January 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (14)

Becoming Friends is a course for those who are new to Quakerism, which combines opportunities to find out about the Quaker way and reflect on your own spiritual journey with optional support from experienced Quaker 'companions'.

We held the introductory session of this course Friday the 15th of April and have decided to meet every two or three weeks throughout the summer until the end of August (with a mid-term review). We're all aware that not everyone can make every session but the course is flexible enough to accommodate other commitments.

If you would like any further information about this course there is a free demonstration online at or contact Linda Green if you need to know more about our local arrangements.

Open Day in Llandrindod Meeting House

Posted by Admin (Margo) on August 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)




Friends Meeting House

(Opposite the Llandrindod Wells Aldi on Temple Street - the main road)


Thursday 25th August, 10 till 4


Display, Short Talks and Discussions

A Cup of Tea, a Biscuit or Two and A Friendly Welcome Guaranteed

The Theme:

The Quaker Approach To Equality, Past & Present


Programme For Day:

10.00: Meeting House and Display Open

11:00 Equality Then – a short talk by Peter Hussey on the history of equality

11.20: Open Discussion

12:00 Half hour ‘Meeting for Worship’ the Quaker Way (mostly in silent meditation)

(the tea bar closes during Meeting for Worship – display stays open)

12.30: Lunch Break: Tea, Coffee or a soft drink whilst you enjoy the lunch you brought in the Meeting House or its Woodland Garden

1.00: Equality Now – a short talk by Les Nettleton on equality issues now and ahead

1.20: Open Discussion

2.00: Half hour ‘Meeting for Worship’ the Quaker Way (mostly in silent meditation)

(the tea bar closes during Meeting for Worship – display stays open)

2.30 Meeting for Worship ends, informal discussion continues

4.00: Meeting House and Display Closes

postponed: Buddhist /Quaker Approach to The Light

Posted by Moderator on January 7, 2011 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Buddhist /Quaker Approach to The Light

- a day following the Buddhist and Quaker experiential paths based on the light within

Dear F/friends,

We shall be holding a one day retreat at The Pales, based on the previous weekend retreats. Please see attached programme.

Please let me know if you plan to come, as that will help me in organising seating, handouts etc.

Please bring something to share for lunch.

Cost, to cover venue hire including tea and coffee, will be £5, to be collected on the day.

The Pales Meeting House is at Llandegley (SO137641).

If overnight accommodation if required the following are close by:-

The Thomas House, Penybont LD1 5UA, tel. 01597 851 951,

The Gwystre Inn, Gwystre LD1 6RN, tel. 01597 851 650,

The Severn Arms, Penybont LD1 5UA, tel. 01597 851 224.

Hope you can come.

Kindest Regards,


9.30 a.m. Arrival, tea and biscuits.

9.45 a.m. Meditation Overview and Practice.
10.45 a.m. Break

10.55 a.m. O-A-UM chanting, Kin-Hin walking meditation.
11.20 a.m. 'Experiment with Light'.

12.20 noon Shared Lunch (tea & coffee provided).

1.15 p.m. Creative Listening.
2.00 p.m. Free time

3.00 p.m. Meeting for Worship (as part of The Pales regular monthly
Meeting for Worship).

4.00 p.m. Tea & biscuits, Close.