Tricentennial Events

The Pales is a Historic Meeting House, built in 1717, 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. It is of great emotional and spiritual significance to many both within and without the Quaker community.

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

2017 will be the Tricentennial of the building of the Meeting House and many events are planned to celebrate this. Below is a list of dates of the events; all are welcome to join us as we celebrate this Historic Quaker Meeting House and grounds.

2017   Event Details
September 11th Walk and Talk
 11-1  Explore the landscape with Derek Turner
 2- 4   Learn about the  geology with Joe Botting
  12th  ArtDay  A day to bring your own art materials and to work  with others.
  13th Quaker Testimonies Reflected at The Pales A day of reflection on Quaker Testimonies
as reflected at the Pales led by Peter Rivers.   Click here for more information.
  14th Pales History Day  A day full of talks relating to the History of The Pales – Click here for details
  15th The Pales Open Day  A special Open Day – The Pales is open every day but on this day Friends will be on hand to lead guided walks and to talk about the History and the Future of The Pales
  16th Pales Peace Choir Concert The Pales Peace Choir will be here to entertain, starting at 3.00 pm and the day will end with a Bring & Share Barbecue round the campfire.
October   Dark Skies Day/Night  
November 19th Gardening Day – 11.00   An opportunity to join with other Friends in maintaining the grounds. Please bring some lunch to share and join us for Meeting for Worship at 3.00