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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.


CORONOVIRUS CANCELLATIONS

Due to the coronovirus, the following Quakers in Yorkshire events have been cancelled:

  • Easter Settlement at Cober Hill.
  • Quakers in Yorkshire Quarterly Meeting on Saturday 18 April 2020 at Sheffield Central Meeting House.
  • Junior Holiday planned for 5 – 7 June 2020 at Nell Bank, Ilkley.

General advice to meetings has been issued by Britain Yearly Meeting.  Here is the link https://www.quaker.org.uk/coronavirus

There is also other useful resources and information on the quaker.org.uk website, including a page entitled “New Light in the Darkness: connecting in troubled times

Updated:  28 March 2020


April 2020 Newsletter

Here is a copy of the QiY Newsletter for April 2020


Youth Development Project

Based at Sheffield, the Youth Development Project is run by Lee Lester with many activities for young Quakers.

There is a Quaker HIVE Newsletter for January 2020.

For more information on activities go to: https://www.sheffieldquakers.org.uk/about/young-people/


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.


Junior Holidays 2020 weekend dates

Junior Holiday weekends will be held on 23-25 October 2020.  More information here


Yorkshire Friends Holiday School

Last year’s Holiday School was held for a week at the end of August.  Here is their Epistle.

The 2020 Holiday School is planned for Sunday 16 August for a week at Bootham School.

More photos and reports here


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


Programmes, reports and minutes of previous quarterly meetings can be found here for 2018 , 2017 , 2016