Upcoming Events

  • Milford Haven Winter Party
    Sunday January 23rd
    Milford Haven
    Sunday January 23rd
    Milford Haven, Priory Rd, Milford Haven SA73 2DS, UK
    In 2021 it was all online and we created a scrapbook to share. What will it be in 2022?
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  • Quakers in West Wales Asylum Concern
    Tuesday 7th December at 7.30pm
    Zoom
    Tuesday 7th December at 7.30pm
    Zoom
    Where we feel we want to put our personal energies. What do we think the group can most effectively do together.
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  • Sunday evening online Meeting
    Sundays at 7pm
    Zoom
    An opportunity to join with others across South & West Wales for that time of reflection and stillness, especially for those unable to attend Meeting in person.
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  • Milford Haven's Sunday Meetings
    Sundays at 11.00
    Friends Meeting House
    Sundays at 11.00
    Friends Meeting House, Priory Rd, Milford Haven SA73 2DS, UK
    We gather each Sunday morning at our Meeting House, either in the garden (without face-masks) or indoors (with face-masks) depending on the weather. Everyone is welcome.
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NEWS & VIEWS

Milford Haven Quakers - What's happening.

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WELCOMING PENALLY'S ARTISTS TO THE MEETING HOUSE

October 20th

Along with Grwp Resilience we welcomed some of the artists from Penally camp to the Meeting House in advance of their reception at the Torch Theatre exhibition of their works.

COP26 DISPLAY

November 2021

A family of children have created this month's display which is about things we can all do to meet the climate challenge

ZEN MEDITATION

Autumn 2021

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.

WE'VE BEEN YARN BOMBED

11th November 2021

Many thanks to whoever it was who has yarn bombed us. Spot on with our Peace Testimony.

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

25th September 2021

We held a well attended "Being Quaker: Living Quaker" day across the whole of South Wales Area Meeting via Zoom. We have embraced our support for:

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF DECLARATION OF NUCLEAR FREE WALES

For June 2022

Pembrokeshire Peace are asking for help with the following:

Choose a week in the designated month to hold an exhibition - allowing sufficient time for transportation from and to other venues.  
Book the venue in Haverfordwest
Collect info and present a display telling the local story.
Involve members, supporters  and local key VIP’s -
Liaise with CND Cymru re arrangements and costs for transportation of material to and from their area – and any other practical issues which may arise.
Prepare Press Release and other local publicity
Record the event and send photos/videos for posting to the CND Cymru website/Fb
Lobby  Councils to pass a resolution in support of the UN Treaty and  sign up to the ICAN Cities Pledge
For more information contact Pembrokeshire Peace


SOUTH WALES AREA MEETING

November 2021

At Area Meeting, the following business was presented:

  • Children and Young People’s Work Advocate Report

  • Quakers in West Wales Asylum Concern report

  • Quaker Life Representative Council report

  • October's Meeting for Sufferings report

  • Report on the QPSW/QCEA Peace Education Conference

  • Report from the Co-assistant Clerks Membership: contact books and
    tabular statement

  • Pattern of Meetings for 2022

  • Trustee's and Treasurer's business

  • Symud Ymlaen/Moving Forwards report

  • Meeting of Friends in Wales report

  • Environmental and Sustainability Cluster reprot

  • Quaker Chaplain Support Group report

  • SWAM Service: minutes from Swansea Meeting


Contact our Clerk to receive a copy of the minutes.



DECEMBER'S CHARITY

1st December 2021

Shelter Cymru

We help thousands of people each year across Wales who are affected by the housing emergency by offering free, confidential and independent advice. When necessary we constructively challenge on behalf of people to ensure they are properly assisted and to improve practice and learning.

We work with people who use our services as equals. We provide information, advice and support to help people identify the best options to prevent homelessness, to find and keep a home and to help them take control of their own lives.

We exist to defend the right to a safe home and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people and society.

We do this with campaigns, advice and support – and we never give up.

We believe that home is everything.

 

OPEN DAY DISPLAY 2021

The Invitation
Inspired by Faith
Meeting House Gateway
Please come in
Pembrokeshire Peace
World Refugee Day
Our concerns
Loving the Earth project
Nuclear weapons treaties
Hope 2021
Historic posters
Quaker Tapestry
Two mules
Trade Craft
 

BEING INVOLVED

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

 
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PEMBROKESHIRE ACTION TO COMBAT HARDSHIP

Crowd Cheering

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.3

Do you try to set aside times of quiet for openness to the Holy Spirit? All of us need to find a way into silence which allows us to deepen our awareness of the divine and to find the inward source of our strength. Seek to know an inward stillness, even amid the activities of daily life. Do you encourage in yourself and in others a habit of dependence on God’s guidance for each day? Hold yourself and others in the Light, knowing that all are cherished by God.

 

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.

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FILES

Available for Download from our Google Drive

HOPE

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

Their lives

QUAKERISM IN HAVERFORDWEST

A history

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

Family history

MAES Y MYNYDD

or Pennsylvania?

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.

MARGARET LEWIS

Testimonial

A piece written by Margaret Lewis about her life and the part played in it by Quakerism.