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 news; items about quarterly meetings; future events.
April 2021 Quarterly Meeting
The second Quarterly Meeting of 2021 was again held online on Saturday 17 April.
Topics: Conflict Resolution in Sheffield Schools; Sheffield Pen & Pencil Society; Sheffield Quaker Tapestry panel; GRASP report; Breckenbrough School.
Quakers in Yorkshire agreed at the April Quarterly Meeting to provide funds to enable another year of youth work to be supported.
GRASP Report and Recommendations
The report and recommendations of GRASP with the title “Reinvigoration and Simplification” has been published (February 2021).
Local Development Worker and Hub for Yorkshire
Britain Yearly Meeting and Woodbrooke are working in partnership to bring to Yorkshire both a Local Development Worker and new pilot staff Hub. The staff Hub will be based in an office suite at Carlton Hill Meeting House, Leeds. It will provide an office base for staff who live in the region.
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.