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invites you

to the dedication of the Peace Pole at Pales

on 18th May 2013

3-4 pm followed by tea and cakes

at the Pales,
Llandegley, LD1 5UH, tel. 01597 851 543

e-mail: [email protected] (RSVP).

The Peace Pole Movement started in Japan in 1955. Peace Poles are now recognized as a prominent international symbol and monument to peace.

Peace Poles bear the message MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH in many languages of the world. The Pales Peace Pole has the message in Welsh, English, French and Japanese.

It is estimated that there are more than 200 000 Peace Poles world-wide, in nearly every country on Earth.

The Peace Pole Dedication will be a simple ceremony, without speeches. The Pole will be situated alongside the existing Meditation Pond, where we shall gather. There will be a short period of silence. Those who have brought pebbles will then place them around the Pole. Guests are then invited to reflect / meditate / pray on the message the Pole carries, "May Peace Prevail On Earth", whilst the Pales Peace Choir sings. We shall then retire to the Meeting House for teaand cakes.

We hope you can join us on the 18th May.

Do bring a pebble to lay under the Pole, if you wish.

April 21, 2013 at 4:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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May 21, 2013 at 11:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here are my memories of this very moving ceremony:

As 3pm approached, visitors arrived at The Pales from far and wide and waited outside in the cool but pleasant spring sunshine. There were Quakers from several Meetings within and outside Southern Marches Area Meeting, and people from other churches. Those who had not brought a pebble were invited to choose one from a collection.

The Peace Choir led us in procession to the pond and Peace Pole area. We were all invited, during a short silence, to imbue our pebbles with our personal thoughts of peace. After this silence, the choir sang while we each laid our pebbles around the base of the Peace Pole; some pebbles had been brought from significant places – one a piece of rose quartz from Iona – and several were beautifully decorated or inscribed.

After this very moving ceremony, we were invited to join the choir hand-in-hand and in song and to make our way back up to the meeting house. There we celebrated with tea and a wonderful feast of home made cakes. As well as enjoying refreshment and conversation, we heard poetry and a storyteller.

May 22, 2013 at 5:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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