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The Pales Quaker Meeting House development proposals.

The Pales Quaker Meeting House development proposals.

As you may know, the Pales Management Group has now submitted its proposals to Powys Planning Department and they are available for comment on line.  Any support you feel able to give us, through responding on line on the official Powys website, would be much appreciated.

The proposals are intended to give this important historic site a sustainable future without compromising its special character.  Briefly, the proposals comprise the refurbishment of the cottage, adapted to include some visitor accommodation as well as provide a home for a warden, the creation of a new mobility-restricted accessible side entrance to the Meeting House, an addition to the toilet block to provide cooking and eating facilities for campers and visitors, a rebuilt woodshed, and the installation of three discreetly sited shepherd’s huts for overnight accommodation.  Much thought has been given to the greenest and most economical ways of providing heating.

The plans are displayed in the Meeting House and are also accessible on line.

To visit the site please click here.

This will take you to the list of applications ( there are 28 documents) You can select which you want to look at.

Click on ‘make a comment’ ( you can choose between  object/support/neutral).  There is a list of possible negative responses to choose from or ignore, and at the bottom a space for your  comments.

Over recent years it has become clear that the Pales has much to offer; in addition to its continuing use as a place of worship, it is a venue for community gatherings, weddings , funerals, cultural activities, study groups and concerts.  It attracts visitors both from the local area and from across Wales and the Marches, and it is increasingly recognised as a tourist destination, appreciated for its historical interest, its peace and tranquillity and the stunning views from its hillside site.

We hope that you will find it interesting to look at the detailed proposals drawn up by our architects, Simmonds Mills, and that you will join with us in supporting our plans for the future.

Pales Management Group, Southern Marches Area Quaker Meeting

New Downloads on the SMAQM website

There are several new downloadable files on the Area Meeting website.

Annual Trustees report

The 2017 Annual Trustees report has been added and this will be updated each year as new reports are issued. It is listed under Downloads – please click here.

‘Fuelling our Lives’ and ‘Energy Choice Cards’

John Senior has shared with us the files for the games he presented at the Climate Justice Fellowship Day at the Pales. They are very relevant to all of us who are trying to reduce our carbon Footprint, something that is at the forefront of our considerations for the development of the Pales buildings. The games came from Gwen Prince, who used them at a recent Sustainability Day for Mid Wales Area Meeting. They are available from the Sustainability menu on the website.

Download Fuelling our Lives – click here.

Download Energy Choice Cards – click here.

from The Pales Management Group

‘Fuelling our Lives’ and ‘Energy Choice Cards’

‘Fuelling our Lives’ and ‘Energy Choice Cards’

John Senior has shared with us the files for the games he presented at the Climate Justice Fellowship Day at the Pales. They are very relevant to all of us who are trying to reduce our carbon Footprint, something that is at the forefront of our considerations for the development of the Pales buildings. The games came from Gwen Prince, who used them at a recent Sustainability Day for Mid Wales Area Meeting. They will also be available from the Area Meeting website.

Download Fuelling our Lives – click here.

Download Energy Choice Cards – click here.

from The Pales Management Group

Creative Writing workshop – Hedd Wen

Creative Writing workshop -Saturday 6th July,  10-4pm

Dear friends,

It is never too late to discover your creativity. Have you often thought about doing some creative writing but haven’t taken action?

Well here is an opportunity to have a go, tenderly led by Alison Lock a published writer of prose and poetry and an experienced workshop leader. The writing sessions are interspersed with gentle movement led by Ann Bettys. They are an accomplished team!

Held in the peaceful setting of our garden- where we’ll chat awhile, share our food, and play with words. No experience necessary, everyone is welcome to join us.
We are aiming for a small group of about ten folk, we are asking for a small donation, £15 towards expenses.

If you are interested to learn more then I look forward to hearing from you.

Good wishes
Gill Branch

Pity of War maquette at Portsmouth

The latest loan of a maquette of the Pity of War sculpture to the Royal Navy museum in Portsmouth. It’s the first time that it has been exhibited in a location with military connections.
The installation of the Pity of War maquette at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in front of HMS Victory.

Totally Psalmic

Totally Psalmic poster

Totally Psalmic!
A Psalms competition with a £500 prize for talented performers, singers, musicians and poets.
+++++++Audience Needed++++++
7pm Saturday 22nd June 2019
@ Ludlow Methodist Church Broad Street Ludlow SY8 1NH.

For details contact Colin Sheward 01584 -875946/colinsheward@yahoo.co.uk

Totally Psalmic!
The Entries so far

I: Hilary Moor_ Poem Based on Psalm 23 [P] might bring in own CD
2: Trevor Raybould-Poem Based On Psalm 60
3: Mary Perks- Poem
4: Pip Hollins-Poem/Music
5: Patricia Green- Poem “With Love From God” (Read By Barbara Mark)
6: Jane Bishop/June Buckland- Recitation and Music Based on PSALM 29
7: Gemma King and Choir –Traditional Choral Arrangement
8: Susie Green: Psalm 22 [P]
9 : TBC- Psalm 23?

Projected ART Works From Jane Elizabeth Cullum [P]