Friends of the Pales

Become a friend of the Pales

The Pales is not just an old meeting house, of purely historical and sentimental interest.  Anyone who has visited the site knows that it is a special  place, a ‘thin place’ if you like, where heaven and earth  meet, where those who gather together can consider, along with much else, the way we live today and  the purpose of our journey on this planet. Set in the beautiful landscape of Radnorshire, it is away from the noise and the ‘busyness’ of everyday life, enabling the stillness to invite a sense of the sacred. A visitor recently wrote of her experience: “After just 48 hours here, I am personally aware of the value of time spent in such a peaceful, reflective setting. This is not a value we could or should put a price on, but it feels relevant to our current need for spiritual refreshment in fact-paced, often stressful lives.”

The Pales offered schooling and medical care to the local community for a short period in the 19th century, and continues to be a Meeting House and burial ground for Quakers, as well as providing a venue for creative workshops and other events. However, there is now only a small Quaker community in Radnorshire and there is a need to draw in a new following from England, Wales and around the world, and not just Quakers.  It is our mission to  make its restorative benefits  available to increasing numbers of visitors by providing more facilities, including accommodation and  a variety of activities, whilst remaining a place of worship and enrichment.While we plan and execute this vision for developing The Pales into a centre that transforms lives, there is a need to provide for annual costs, which at present are met by Quakers in the Welsh Borders.  Subscriptions from ‘friends of the Pales’ will  help to cover  our modest running costs

We hope you will support us financially and welcome assistance in other ways, too.

The Pales Management Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becoming a friend of the Pales

Make a one-of-payment. Please make cheques or CAF vouchers payable to: ‘SMAQM – Pales Quaker Meeting House’ and post to the Pales Treasurer. Please be sure to include your name and email address so that we can send you a thank you message. 

Please mark your envelope Friends of the Pales and send cheques to:

The Pales Quaker Meeting House, LLandegley,
Llandrindod Wells, 
Powys LD1 5UH

OR set up a Standing Order using the form which can be downloaded here then present it to your bank. Please email us at fotp@smquakers.org.uk if you use this method of payment so that we can send you a thank you message.

OR, if you use on-line banking, pay by Bank Transfer (BACS) to the Reliance Bank: Sort Code: 60-01-73 Acc. No: 0219320. Please email us at fotp@smquakers.org.uk if you use this method of payment so that we can send you a thank you message.

 

Charity Gift Aid Declaration

Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate.

Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.

In order to Gift Aid your donations, please complete the form which can be downloaded here then post it with your donation to the address above.

 

General Data Protection Regulation – and details that are collected by friends of the Pales will be held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Policy of the Southern Marches Area Quaker Meeting – please click here to see a copy.

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