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
On the eve of commemorations of World War I, Quakers in Aotearoa New Zealand are concerned that history is not reinvented to glorify war. Click here to read the statement from our 2014 Yearly Meeting.
Click here for the full text of the Quaker Lecture 2014 - STANDING IN THIS PLACE. David James, Jillian Wychel, Murray Short, Linda Wilson. In this lecture, four Pākehā people analyse their past and continuing roles as supporters of justice for indigenous peoples.