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 October 2019 Quarterly Meeting was held on Saturday 19 October 2019 at Bootham School, York.
Junior Holidays October Weekend
The autumn Junior Holiday weekend was held 4-6 October 2019 at the Lockerbrook Activity Centre, Hope Valley, near Sheffield. Full details here
Yorkshire Friends Holiday School
This year’s Holiday School was held for a week at the end of August. Here is their Epistle.
Quaker Week ran from 27 September to 5 October 2019.
‘Quaker Stories’ was the theme of this year’s Quaker Week. What story can you tell? What is the story of your Quaker community? What are your favourite Quaker stories? Quaker Week is a time to celebrate Quaker work, faith and community. No matter who you are you can get involved! Individuals can use social media to share and connect using #QuakerWeek and #QuakerStories.
The July 2019 Quarterly Meeting was held at Skipton on 20 July 2019.
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