World Quaker Day 2019 in Taranaki
Taranaki Friends celebrated World Quaker Day on 6 October 2019 with morning tea and fellowship followed by Meeting for Worship and Monthly Meeting. The day was marked by the launch of their Taranaki Quaker Native Tree Nursery inspired by the day's international theme Sustainability: Planting seeds of renewal for the world we love. This is a distributed nursery as every member agreed to collect and pot wild seedlings ready for planting out when the collection is large enough. We also welcomed an international visiting Friend, Mary Russell, from Richmond Meeting in Surrey England.
Left to right: Alex St George, Geoff Steedman, Fridtjof Hanson, Anne Goodman with grandson Blake, Jamie Macdonald, Mary Russell, Eileen Gundeson, Liz Bridgeman and Joanna Hanson.