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NEWS & VIEWS
Milford Haven Quakers - What's happening.
1st May 2023
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THE SAFE SICK PAY CAMPAIGN IN PEMBROKESHIRE
Friday 19th May 2023
The Centre for Progressive Change visited our Meeting House and have invited us to support their campaign for Safe Sick Pay
SOUTH WALES AREA MEETING
May 18, 2023
In addition to the usual matters, Friends are invited by the Meeting for Sufferings to look at the meaning of Membership. A new approach to Nominations was considered; requests for greater collaboration between Local Meetings were heard; how to work with Climate Cymru and how to promote awareness of green issues; and the epistles from Yearly Meeting were discussed.
HISTORY POINTS PLAQUE
We have installed a History Points QR plague by our front gate. The QR will trigger smart phones to open the page about our Meeting House on their site.
As of January 2023 the legend is available in French as well as in English.
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.29
Approach old age with courage and hope. As far as possible, make arrangements for your care in good time, so that an undue burden does not fall on others. Although old age may bring increasing disability and loneliness, it can also bring serenity, detachment and wisdom. Pray that in your final years you may be enabled to find new ways of receiving and reflecting God’s love.
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.