Welcome to the Quakers in Yorkshire Website. We hope it directs you to the information you would like about our activities. Most Quaker meetings have their own contact details, which will give you additional help.
This page will point you to: our recent newsletters and minutes from quarterly meetings; news, and future events.
The January 2020 Quarterly Meeting was held on Saturday 18 January 2020 at St.Aidans Church, Leeds
The programme had reports from the activities of young people, Easter Settlement and Outreach Projects Committee. In the afternoon there were presentations on refugees in Leeds, the Simpler Meetings project and Yorkshire Friends Holiday School.
Easter Settlement 2020
This year’s Easter Settlement is over Easter (Friday 10 April to Monday 13 April 2020) on the theme of “Ourselves, Our World” and led by James and Ruth McCarthy. Further details
Junior Holidays 2020 weekend dates
Junior Holiday weekends will be held on 5-7 June 2020 and 23-25 October 2020. More information here
Yorkshire Friends Holiday School
This year’s Holiday School was held for a week at the end of August. Here is their Epistle.
The October 2019 Quarterly Meeting was held on Saturday 19 October 2019 at Bootham School, York.
Working with Quaker Young People
Quakers in Yorkshire and Sheffield and Balby area meeting have been awarded a project by Britain Yearly Meeting to encourage the development of new opportunities for young Quakers aged 11-18.
The Youth Development Worker is Lee Lester, based in Sheffield, who has made a great start and is happy to be contacted by email.
Farfield Meeting House
Farfield Quaker Meeting House, (2 miles west of Addingham near Ilkley on the road to Bolton Abbey), was last year chosen as one of 10 faith and belief places in England by Historic England.
The small, simple Meeting House is one of the oldest Quaker Meeting Houses in the world. It was built in 1689, the year of the Act of Toleration which allowed Quakers and other non-conformist groups religious freedom and which meant that they could build their own places of worship. The Meeting House is owned by the Historic Chapels Trust which, along with a small local committee, undertakes the care and maintenance of the building.
Help Save Farfield Meeting House: Urgent work is needed to the roof and fabric of this historic building. Download the appeal leaflet