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NEWS & VIEWS
Milford Haven Quakers - What's happening.
MILFORD HAVEN'S WINTER PARTY
January 8th 2023
Once again we have been able to hold our Winter Party. We were joined by Friends from the other Pembrokeshire Meetings.
Many thanks to all who brought food for the bring and share lunch, and to those who performed for out entertainment in the afternoon.
ARMISTICE DAY PEACE VIGIL
November 11, 2022
For the first time since 2019 we held our peace vigil at the Meeting House from 10.30 – 13.00.
At this time of wars, taking time to sit in a vigil to remember all of those who have died and suffered in past conflicts as well as those suffering now, reminds us that the Quaker Peace Testimony still is the succour needed in the world.
November 13 2022
Milford Haven Quakers got together for a bring and share lunch and a time to check on the wellbeing, spiritual and other needs of all of those who attend our Meeting.
WE HAVE JOINED CONNECT PEMBROKESHIRE
10th November 2022
A platform is designed to help find community activities, make connections and support each other.
We have partnered with West Wales Shared Live on Connect Pembrokeshire.
Pembrokeshire Peace and Milford Haven Quakers are once more selling white poppies in remembrance of all the victims of war. Pembrokeshire Peace have a stall in the car park at Narberth on Friday 4th.
White poppies can also be bought from the library in Milford Haven.
The Peace Pledge Union have offered white poppies for sale every year since 1933
QUAKER WEEK 2022
24th September - 2nd October
This years theme is Welcoming Families
We have decided to open the Nantucket suite as a Warm Bank offering warmth, companionship and refreshments on Saturday 1st October. This may be the first of such openings as a WARM BANK over the coming winter.
There will also be an opportunity sample the silence and stillness of a Quaker Meeting.
We are pleased to once more welcome a Zen Buddhist group to the Meeting House. They will be holding their meditation session on Wednesday evenings. All are welcome.
Autumn Winter 2022/3
News from Meetings: Bridgend; Cardiff (in the Meeting House); Cardiff (on Zoom); Milford Haven
Reflections On Being an Elder
Renewing Quaker Community
Science And Spirituality
Friends of Monze
Children's Meeting for Worship in Cardiff and Penarth
1st January 2023
In our increasingly divided world, Corrymeela is a movement of people rallied around one inspirational idea: ‘Together is better’.
Every year we welcome over 8,000 people from all walks of life, to our beautiful Ballycastle home and into our programmes in communities around Northern Ireland.
We deeply believe that everyone is welcome, whatever their background, ethnicity, faith, sexuality or nationality.
We welcome everyone — because together is better.
From programmes enabling young people to tackle sectarianism, to supporting survivors of racism and homophobia, we work relentlessly to tackle intolerance, hatred and oppression.
We challenge injustice — because together is better.
As we hear each other’s story, we learn how to live well with each other.
We change ourselves — because together is better.
And, we’d love to welcome you.
Because Together is better.
ADVICES & QUERIES
Each week an Advice & Query will be posted here
Since 1682 it has been our practice to ask "How the Truth has prospered amongst them (Quakers) since the last yearly meeting, and how Friends are in peace and unity?"
That question has evolved into our 42 Advices and Queries. Each month one is chosen to be read to the Meeting for those present to reflect on. Periodically they are revised in the light of contemporary experience. They are challenges to encourage examination of your spiritual life.
Each week one of the Advices and Queries will be posted here. Please take time to read and consider how it bears on your life.
Advices & Queries: No.37
Are you honest and truthful in all you say and do? Do you maintain strict integrity in business transactions and in your dealings with individuals and organisations? Do you use money and information entrusted to you with discretion and responsibility? Taking oaths implies a double standard of truth; in choosing to affirm instead, be aware of the claim to integrity that you are making.
Quakers do not stand apart from the world but have a history of being involved, joining with other to bring about change.
True godliness don’t turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavours to mend it: not hide their candle under a bushel, but set it upon a table in a candlestick.
William Penn, 1682
A History of Quakers in Pembrokeshire
by Stephen Griffiths
£4.95 plus postage.
Stephen Griffiths was a member of our Meeting form 1949 until his death in 2010 at the age of 101. He taught for many years at Pembroke Grammar School. He was born and raised in Blaenau Ffestiniog and wrote several books and articles in his native Welsh.
Available for Download from our Google Drive
Our Winter Party 2021
Because we could not meet in person we created a scrapbook to share
A QUAKER ODYSSEY
Maida Barton Follini
The migration of Quaker Whalers from Nantucket, Massachusetts to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Milford Haven. Canadian Quaker History Journal 71 (2006)
ABIAL FOLGER'S DIARY
The Dairy of Abail Coleman Folger 1806 – 1811
1806 - 1811
CLEMENCY & STEPHEN GRIFFITHS
Clemency and Stephen were members of Milford Haven Local Meeting from 1949 until their deaths in 2010 and 2015
QUAKERISM IN HAVERFORDWEST
This is a report from Pembrokeshire Life about the history of Quakers in the Haverfordwest. It was the Meeting which the Milford Haven Quakers attended until their own Meeting House was opened in 1811.
STARBUCKS OF MILFORD HAVEN
An article from Pembrokeshire Life about one of the founding Quaker families of Milford Haven
MAES Y MYNYDD
A report from the Western Telegraph about a place where many Quakers gathered before leaving Wales for Pennsylvania in the late 1680s. Photos from the visit made by Milford Haven Quakers.
A piece written by Margaret Lewis about her life and the part played in it by Quakerism.
MEETING FOR BUSINESS
Each month we record the proceedings and discernments of the Meeting and file them on line.
A convinced Friend
Kay was a member of the Meeting from 1987 until her death in 2019. She was Clerk for many years.
Johanna Roethe, Associate, The Architectural History Practice Ltd
"One of the most important Friends' Meeting Houses in Wales, and significant in the history of Milford as being built for the Nantucket whalers, who are mostly buried in the small graveyard behind."
MILFORD HAVEN MINUTES
All of our online minutes from 2017 to now
Traditionally the minutes of each Meeting for Business were kept in minute books. Now we keep them online as well as having printed copies kept in the Meeting House. Our testimony to Truth and Integrity means we do not keep our minutes secret.