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 July 2019 Quarterly Meeting will be held on Saturday 20 July 2019 at Skipton.
- Venue: Church Hall of St Andrews Methodist United Reformed Church, Newmarket Street, Skipton BD23 2JE
- 10.30 to 16.00
- Theme in morning: Sanctuary Meetings
- Afternoon: Walks around Skipton, Appleseed workshop, talks on history of Farfield Meeting House and Roots of Resistance.
- Programme and Newsletter
Beverley Meeting House will be closed for refurbishment over the summer. The last Meeting for Worship in the Meeting House will be on Sunday 23rd June, and the building work is due to carry on until mid-September. See the Beverley website https://beverleyquakers.org.uk/ for details.
The April 2019 Quarterly Meeting was held on Saturday 27 April 2019 at Doncaster (Balby) Meeting House.
- The programme had Paul Parker, Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain, on Reinvigorating Quakerism; Jennifer Barraclough on the changes at The Retreat and Andrew Lane on the work of the Quaker Council for European Affairs in Brussels.
- Summary of small group work
- There was a Testimony to David-Peryer
- Read the report on new Retreat from Jennifer Barraclough
The 2019 Easter Settlement was held at Cober Hill, Scarborough, from Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April 2019 (Easter Weekend). The Theme was Building the New Economy with Olivia Hanks – Programme Manager, Quaker Peace & Social Witness.
The 2019 Yorkshire Friends Holiday School will be held at Bootham School, York, from 19 to 25 August 2019. Further details here.
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
Airton is planning a reunion of Young Friends who stayed in groups at the Airton Hostel in the past. The date of the reunion is Saturday 28 September 2019. If you were a Young Friend and would like to take part please email Laurel Phillipson.