This is the website for and about Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends) in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our worship is generally silent, with some spoken ministry. Everyone is welcome at our worship. We are organised into nine Monthly Meeting areas, and you can access information for each of these from the map and list on the left of this page. You can expand the map to see the exact location of Worship Groups. Quakers (we often refer to ourselves as "Friends") are often involved in a range of current social issues.
There are about 1400 people (adults and children) associated with Quakers in Aotearoa/New Zealand, and there is a Quaker Settlement in Whanganui (see aerial photo below 2004):
In the dropdown menus above, you can locate most pages in this site:
About Quakers: history, structure, testimonies, accommodation, FAQ
Quaker Concerns: peace, social justice, environment, Treaty issues
Groups: QPSANZ, QIET, Quaker Settlement, Young Friends, etc
Activities: Yearly Meeting, Summer Gathering, seminar programmes, Quaker Lecture
Publications: YM Statements, various Quaker texts, Quaker Book Sales, Newsletter articles, etc
Contact Us: location/times of worship meetings, contact people for groups and meetings, etc
Yearly Meeting 2017 will be hosted by Wellington Monthly meeting at El Rancho, Waikanae (website elrancho.co.nz). The retreat day will start at 2pm, Thursday 11th May. Yearly Meeting will start at 6pm, Friday 12th May and finish at 1pm Monday 15th. There will be more details to follow.
Read the full text of the 2015 Quaker Lecture by Bryan Bruce - What We Know, What We Say, and What We Do
Recent news of Quakers including our new Christchurch Quaker Centre.
Read the Northern MM letter to Parliamentary Leaders on the conflict in Iraq and Syria
On the eve of the centennial commemorations of World War I, Quakers in Aotearoa New Zealand were concerned that history be not reinvented to glorify war. Read the peace statement from our 2014 Yearly Meeting.
Sustainability news - Quakers Futures Committee hproduced a Sustainability Action Overview of organisations active in sustainability in New Zealand