Monday 1 January 2024

Narberth meeting for Worship at Bloomfield Centre

Narberth Quaker Meeting for Worship is on the first and third Sundays of the month, at Bloomfield House Community Centre Redstone Road, Narberth SA67 7ES 01834 860293

You cannot turn into Restone road from the west on the A40 and I don't think you can go up to the A40 on Redstone road and turn to the west (towards Haverfordwest), you can take the turning to Narberth on the B4314, at the second Roberston Wathen roundabout as you come from the Haverfordwest direction, (which you might have taken anyway!) in Narberth turn left and immediately left is Redstone Road, Bloomfield centre is not far up on the right

The Meeting for Worships starts at 11am.

We meet in the Dining Room, a ground floor room, that can be accessed directly from the car park - there are French doors to the right of the main entrance. If accessibility  - walking, wheelchair access a problem it is possible to park very close to the doors. As you come in the main entrance by car, use the car park area to the right, see image at bottom of post. There should be some high backed supporting chairs if required.

See screenshot of aerial view HERE

If you would like to attend and require more information; please email the Clerk, Maura, using the main Quakers in Britain website to do this LINK HERE you will also find a phone number there

The gathering is sometimes smaller than it used to be - some are worshipping online, also some have made the decision to not drive as much as they used to (climate crisis!) but we can be anything from 3 to 13!

People might still be wearing masks due to the vulnerability of themselves or their family members

Find out more about Quakers in Britain via this LINK

Other Meetings

There is an online meetings via Zoom for west Wales Quakers, on Sunday mornings.

Also South Wales Area Meeting hold a half hour Meeting for Worship via zoom on a Sunday evening. 

Contact Maura (via Quakers in Britain) to go on the mailing lists for either or both of those - they are both BCC lists so you are only sharing your email with the person who sends out the emails.

Also there are two meetings for worship a month, in person, on a Tuesday, early evening, in Dinas (between Abergwaun and Aberteifi) with Fishguard & Goodwick meeting. Again contact Maura to go on their email list.

Milford Haven hold a Meeting for Worship every Sunday in person SEE THEIR WEBSITE. And St David's THEIR WEBSITE

There is a Quaker Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at 18:00 in Carmarthen SEE HERE

And in Haverfordwest on the third Wednesday of the month at 19:00 Facebook page link

Link to: ALL Quaker meetings in South Wales / Cyfarfodydd lleol yn ne Cymru

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre have a range of meetings for worship throughout the week via Zoom LINK HERE

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Monday 31 July 2023

Hiroshima Memorial Day: Shinnyo Lantern Floating 6th August

There will be a gathering at Haverbub at 8pm, on Quay Street, Hwlffordd ~ Haverforwest, with an exhibition about Hiroshima. Also tea and coffee will be on sale.

The lanterns for Shinyou Lantern Floating will be prepared in the big room at the back and at sunset they will be taken across the river by the foot bridge between Quay Street and County Hall, to be launched  from the usual place, which can be accessed from the County Hall side if you can't get to Haverhub firstlink to screen shot of google maps showing Haverhub on left and the bridge with the place the lanterns are put into the water marked or What3Words link  


Organised by Pembrokeshire Peace Group and Quakers from Milford Haven Meeting

‘Paddle West’ will collect the lanterns up from their canoes.

Tuesday 3 January 2023

QWWAC - Quakers in West Wales Asylum Concern

QWWAC came into being when those worshipping and attending study groups online heard that single men seeking asylum were being put into an old army camp in Penally. Quakers in west Wales joined up with other groups in befriending also those who were medical doctors started a programme of proper assesmment. The camp was closed down. But Quakers locally continued to campaign and keep in contact with some of the men. Others initiated a Friends & Neighbours FAN group for refugees in west Wales to gather online and share their experiences while practicing English. Some have supported Ukrainian refugees

On the 15th November 2022 the format of the meetings changed, people are still campaigning but it was felt that a supportive prayerful Quaker space would be most appropriate now:

"A place for spiritual support and nurture and sharing of asylum/refugee/migration concerns. People can bring concerns, campaigns, difficulties, hope, news of local refugee families etc not in a formal setting with an agenda and notes, but more like worship sharing and very much in the spirit of supporting one another."

Quakers in Britain have formed Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network QARN 

A theme that came out of the first meeting was listening - the importance of listening and listening well, particularly as a support to others, afterwards David sent us this:
this short teaching by Tick Nhat Hanh to be of value:
others might find it useful

Also there is a Kindler's book written by James McCarthy Listening as a Quaker Practice

Thursday 24 March 2022

A Relational Approach | Building Peace in Schools from Quakers in Britain

 "Carr Manor Community School is committed to a relational approach to a child’s education and building resource and capacity to develop their character and skills for life." Simon Flowers, Executive Principal.

In the film, we witness the school’s investment in interpersonal relationship-building through regular coaching circles and restorative practice. OFSTED calls the coaching programme a “major strength of the school”, and a pupil said “I’ll always have a family, one member of staff I can go to if I have a problem”. Another pupil told us “It does help with all round being peaceful, even if you’re not in school. Even if you’re not in school being watched by teachers, you can still stay in that mindset” 

The pupils also looked at global issues through the Creative Arts Study School, which focused on diversity and studied stories of peacebuilding from around the world. Pupils not only learnt about issues like diversity, Palestine & Israel, deportation flights, but made creative responses through art, drama, dance and music. These are complex issues, but the Study School let the children develop their responses over weeks. "The confidence that the children have... Normally that’s a skill that you acquire later in life, but because they’re empowered and they know that the adults around them really care about not only their academics but how they develop as a person, you can see that in how confident they are..." Bena Asomaning, English Teacher. Learn more about the Stansted 15 at and Combatants for Peace With special thanks to pupils and staff at Carr Manor Community School, Phil Merchant of Breaking Waves Pictures at and The Network for Social Change.


Sunday 1 August 2021

croeso i bawb welcome to all

Narberth Quaker Meeting for Worship is on Sundays at 11pm - 12pm at the B
loomfield Community Centre, in the Dining Room - go to the right of the main entrance and there are French doors leading straight to the room
Redstone Road
SA67 7ES

There are various online worship groups, please contact us for more information (also see here)

Contact us via Quaker Website

For more information on Quakers in Britain please follow THIS LINK

Friday 22 January 2021