History of The Pales

The Meeting House and toilets at the Pales remain closed to visitors. The grounds remain open and all are welcome to come and spend time in this peaceful location. The Meeting Room will be open by prior arrangement for Quaker Meetings.

Meeting for Worship at the Pales normally takes place on the third Sunday of each month at 3.00. If you would like to attend, either in person or via Zoom, please see the details on this page – please click here.

The Pales Management Group continue in their search to find a sustainable future for the Pales and an update of their progress is available – please click here.

There is also a report, given to Southern Marches Area Meeting in September 2021 – please click here.

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.

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