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New South Wales Regional Meeting

About Us

15 meetings for worship
206 members
0 children of the meeting
139 attenders

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we live, and pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and future.

Welcome

Quakers in NSW are a spiritual community without creed, dogma or statement of belief. We seek to express our Testimonies - our principles of simplicity, peace, integrity, compassion, equality and earth care - in our everyday lives, based on our experience of the Spirit that dwells in every person.

Meeting for worship

Our meeting for worship is central to our spiritual life. Quakers gather in silence, usually on a Sunday. In silence, we actively listen for the Spirit within. When moved by the Spirit, someone may speak, and their words emerge from the silence and lead back into the silence. Marriages, funerals, and other special-purpose meetings are also held in a spirit of silent worship.

Anyone is welcome to join us in Meeting for Worship.

To find out about online meetings for worship, click here.

How we manage our affairs

Australian Quakers do not ordain priests, ministers or pastors. Instead, the responsibility for the spiritual life of the Meeting, pastoral care, and managing our affairs is shared by the group. The Clerk of each Meeting is the person to contact for any information.

Each local meeting runs its own affairs. Meetings for worship for business, or 'business meetings', are held in a spirit of worship. All Friends are encouraged to participate. New South Wales holds regular regional meetings for worship for business, which deal with affairs at a state level, and these are held online.  We participate with Friends from around Australia in the annual Yearly Meeting. Our official title is the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), New South Wales Regional Meeting Inc.

To learn more about legal compliance and other issues, visit our Governance page.

Postal address

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), NSW Regional Meeting, c/- 119 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Meetings for Worship

Armidale NSW
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1st and 3rd Sundays at 10am
4 Oakura Avenue
Woodford NSW
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Meets 10.15 am each Sunday at Woodford
Kariong Eco Garden, ,2 Dandaloo Street
Kariong NSW
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Meets on 1st and 3rd Sundays at 10am
Carcoar NSW
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Meets 1st Sundays Orange, 3rd Sundays Portland, 4th Fridays Lithgow, 5th Sundays
119 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW
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Meets Sundays 10:45am
NSW
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Every Sunday at 5.00pm. This meeting meets online by Zoom every week. It is hosted by Peter Hillery of Bega Meeting. Please contact Peter for details to participate. All are welcome. Because it meets online, it does not have a physical address, so is not shown on the map.
Eastern Star Hall, 23 Valencia Street (corner Villiers Street)
Mayfield NSW
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Every Sunday at 10am
Kiama NSW
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Monthly on 3rd Saturdays at 1pm
Kyogle NSW
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2nd & 4th Sundays 10:00 am
Nambucca Heads NSW
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Nambucca Heads to Coffs Harbour area, Northern NSW Meets by arrangement (usually twice monthly) at Repton and Nambucca
Mullumbimby NSW
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This Worship Group meets every Sunday morning at 11am. All are welcome.
St Peters Anglican Church, 53 Deegan Drive
Goonellabah NSW
Worship Times:
Each Sunday 10.00am
Thirroul NSW
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Meets monthly on 2nd Sundays at 2pm
Katoomba
NSW
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Every Thursday at 2pm
59 Boundary Road
Wahroonga NSW
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Meets weekly on Sundays at 9.30am