History of The Pales

Owing to the Covid-19 virus epidemic there will be no Public Meeting for Worship at the Pales Quaker Meeting House until further notice.

We invite you to find a quiet place in your home on Sundays and join us in a far-flung meeting for an hour.  We shall continue to observe this practice until it becomes safe to meet up again in person, but we hope and expect that the nature of a gathered meeting will not be limited by walls.

You can find online Quaker worship every Friday at 13.00: bit.ly/quakerworship

The Pales is a Historic Meeting House and burial ground with a Warden’s Cottage attached, situated in a peaceful hillside setting in Powys close to its border with Herefordshire.
It is the oldest Quaker Meeting house in continuous use in Wales and is of great emotional and spiritual significance to many both within and without the Quaker community.

You can now help support the Pales by becoming a friend of the Pales – please click here for details.

The Pales is used as a Meeting House, Burial Ground, and centre for holding small day events or events where participants  are prepared to camp on site.

It was built in 1717 and is a stone building with a thatched roof. The Cottage, built at a later date,  is occupied by a volunteer part-time Friend in Residence. There are extensive grounds with a pond, flower borders and a small woodland. There are also fruit bushes and vegetable beds. Parking is available in the nearby quarry, a two minute walk from the building.

The Meeting House  and grounds are open every day and visitors are  always welcome.

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