New developments at Silver Wattle Quaker Centre, Australia The urge to develop an Australian Quaker Centre began as an act of faith by a small group of concerned Friends in early 2008. As the silver…Continue
"I had to smile when you mentioned sweet singing voice... I am a genuinely appalling singer, but I loved being in Turkana as well, and yes the children had a great impact on me. It was a good group, and I loved being with our tour guides (Eden,…"
Nice to see you here, and that the holy spirit is at work amongst you. I enjoyed you company in Kenya and would like to thank you again for helping out with the Christian Peacemaker Team presentation.
"Silver Wattle Quaker Centre is on the edge of Lake George (Weereewa) New South Wales. It is a small conference centre on 100 acres (40 hectares) of freehold land and surrounded by 2800 acres (1000 hectares) of leasehold bush and lake…"
New developments at Silver Wattle Quaker Centre, Australia The urge to develop an Australian Quaker Centre began as an act of faith by a small group of concerned Friends in early 2008. As the silver wattle trees burst into bloom and groups of kangaroos graze the lawn, the Centre is emerging from its infancy into something like a restless teenager, forging an identity entirely its own. Over 100 individual donations have enabled the purchase of the property near Australia’s capital, Canberra. A…See More
Having recently retired from being Resident Director at Silver Wattle Quaker Centre in Australia, I am adjusting to life in the inner city, a change of my home meeting and more time to contemplate and pray. I'm a British Quaker by birth and an Aussie Quaker by habit and an AWPS Quaker by region. Living inside today's Quakerism in all its forms and trends around the world, is where I want to be.
I had to smile when you mentioned sweet singing voice... I am a genuinely appalling singer, but I loved being in Turkana as well, and yes the children had a great impact on me. It was a good group, and I loved being with our tour guides (Eden, Simon, John and Gabriel).
The impact of being in Kenya, continues to work through me, in fact as we approach a 1 year anniversary it amazes me still, and I will write something for my blog.
I see that you have now retired to a new meeting in the city of Melbourne, I can imagine after a while at Stillwater, that is a new challenge.
Join the club in being actively in prayer and contemplation in the inner-city. With Blessings
Hi Helen, even if you could come for a day trip that would be great and we could see if other Friends were available to have a shared lunch with us. We have low attendance at meeting as many have moved out of town over the last few years but those who come I am sure would like to join with us if possible. If it is to hard for you to get all this way we are happy to come and meet you say, in Mundaring, as there are some nice spots to have lunch there.
If you want to write and offline email to me you can contact me through my web page which is www.shanemoad.com
Hi Helen, we would love to catch up with you when you get to Perth. The only problem is we don't have a spare room to put you up in as both our children are home. There is the local hotel that David Eley stayed in when he was here and said he quite enjoyed it and the price was very reasonable. Let me know what you were considering and we will look into more for you.
Helen, I met to say in my last post, if you want to contact me off Quaker Quaker it is possible through my web page that can be found on my page on this site. There is a "contact" link on there, feel free to contact when you feel like it........Shane
An Autralian! So nice to learn there are quakers down under. I asked an Australian friend if she knew about quakers in Australia, and she never had heard about! Now I know! This means I welcome you, friendly.
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