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Study and Spiritual Growth

Silver Wattle Quaker Centre (Bungendore NSW, Australia), established as a place to promote social and religious education, witness and service, provides opportunities to live the Quaker testimonies – Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Earthcare in the context of a Quaker community.

Meeting for Learning  is a year-long program, supported by Quakers Australia, book-ended by week-long residential retreats. It is an extended time to explore the Spirit and learn about Quaker ways, together with members and attenders from around Australia.  

Whanganui Quaker Settlement (Aotearoa New Zealand Yearly Meeting) is an intentional community based on Quaker values, situated on the northern outskirts of Whanganui, New Zealand. Whanganui offers a year-long seminar programme, occasionally presenting online seminars.

Pendle Hill (Wallingford, Pennsylvania, USA), a Quaker study, retreat, and conference centre that welcomes all for Spirit-led learning and community, has as its vision “to create peace with justice in the world by transforming lives.”

Woodbrooke was founded in 1903 and was the vision of George Cadbury and John Wilhelm Rowntree who saw a need amongst Friends for a ‘permanent settlement’ with a mission to ‘foster a vital Friends’ ministry’. Since then Woodbrooke has evolved and grown beyond the walls and boundaries of the original centre in Birmingham UK.  As well as running courses at the Quaker study centre they run courses in Quaker meetings, at other venues and online.