Upcoming Events

  • Quakers in West Wales Asylum Concern
    Tuesday May 31st at 7.30
    Zoom
    Tuesday May 31st at 7.30
    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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  • Britain Yearly Meeting
    27th-30th May
    Zoom
    27th-30th May
    Zoom
    Online or at Friends House in London
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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 for a time of shared stillness and silence from which our inspiration and ministry arises. Everyone is welcome.
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  • South Wales Area Sunday evening Meeting online
    Sundays at 7.00pm
    Zoom
    A chance to take part with Quakers across South Wales Area Meeting in a period of stillness, calm, silence and reflection.
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NEWS & VIEWS

Milford Haven Quakers - What's happening.

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CUB- SCOUT VISIT

May 2022

A party of Cub-Scouts are to visit the Meeting House and hear a little about the Quakers as part of their "My Faith" badge. They will take part in a period of our gathered silence.

ZEN MEDITATION

Spring 2022

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.

A QUAKER ODYSSEY

10 February 2022

In a quiet graveyard behind the Milford Haven Friends Meeting House in Pembrokeshire, Wales, stand the gravestones of four Quakers originally from Nantucket Island: Timothy Folger and his wife, Abial Coleman Folger; and Samuel Starbuck Sr., and his wife Abigail Barney Starbuck. Around them lie the graves of other family members and fellow members of the Religious Society of Friends. How did these Quakers come to end their lives in Wales, far from their native island off the coast of New England?

A Quaker Odyssey by author Maida Follini traces the fascinating story of a group of Quaker Whalers on their long journey from Nantucket, to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and finally onto Wales. Quaker House, built in 1785 by these Quakers, is now a heritage site operated by the Dartmouth Heritage Museum, and holds the title of the oldest standing structure in Dartmouth. Dartmouth Heritage Museum is proud to present this newly formatted edition of A Quaker Odyssey by esteemed local writer Maida Follini.

Paperback. 60 pages.

SUTTON BURIAL GROUND SIGN

19th April 2022

The rescued sign from the Sutton burial ground has been repainted and is now ready to be returned. We are so grateful to the Lambston Residents Association for their help with maintaining this historic site. 

The sign has now been returned and will be remounted at the entrance.

YOGA

May 2022

Starting this month there are to be two yoga classes per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Nantucket room.

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Spring 2022

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:

Quakers are holding a monthly silent vigil on the steps of the Senedd in support of action on climate.

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


SPRING PARTY 2022

March 27th

For the first time since the start of the Covid19 epidemic we got together with the other Pembrokeshire Meetings.
The theme was Joy.

MAY'S CHARITY

1st May 2022

We are Amnesty International UK. We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.

As a global movement of over ten million people, Amnesty International is the world's largest grassroots human rights organisation.

We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.

CLEARING AWAY THE BRAMBLES

15th April 2022

The overgrowth of brambles in the rear gardens has been cut back.
We now need to plan how we maintain and use the space.
Suggestions are most welcome.
A number of graves have also been uncovered. It would be good to make a record of them.

 
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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.12

When you are preoccupied and distracted in meeting let wayward and disturbing thoughts give way quietly to your awareness of God’s presence among us and in the world. Receive the vocal ministry of others in a tender and creative spirit. Reach for the meaning deep within it, recognising that even if it is not God’s word for you, it may be so for others. Remember that we all share responsibility for the meeting for worship whether our ministry is in silence or through the spoken word.

 

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

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.

MEETING FOR BUSINESS

Each month we record the proceedings and discernments of the Meeting and file them on line.

Minutes

 

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