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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 news;  items about quarterly meetings; future events

 


April Quarterly Meeting (Saturday 20 April)

The April 2024 Quarterly Meeting was held at Huddersfield Meeting House on Saturday 20 April.

The theme was Peace and included reports on Northern Friends Peace Board; Debby Flack on her recent experience as an EAPPI human rights monitor in Israel/Palestine; a workshop led by Quaker Roots, Swords into Ploughshares – a perspective by Geoff Tansey; an all-age creative session; and Rebecca Bellamy on her role with Quaker Peace and Social Witness.

Minutes and presentations are here.


April 2024 Newsletter

Containing news of many activities around Yorkshire.

Newsletter

April 2024 Newsletter  pdf (printable) version of April 2024 Newsletter


Yorkshire Quaker Camp

Yorkshire’s Development Workers Jo Baynham and Craig Barnett are beginning to explore possibilities for a new all-age Quaker community for the whole of Yorkshire, based on an affordable and fun annual residential, the Yorkshire Quaker Camp.

As Quakers in other parts of Britain have found, camps can be a wonderful opportunity for all-age relationship, learning and spirituality. We aim to make the Yorkshire Camp accessible for everyone, by including a range of accommodation options, from canvas to real beds, in a scenic location at the lowest possible cost.

We are just starting to gather an enthusiastic new planning group for this community. If you would like to take part in shaping this vision please get in touch by emailing at:

Simplification

The Yorkshire Quaker Governance Group has published recommendations on simplifying charitable functions in the Quakers in Yorkshire region.  Go to Recommendations

 


Activities for young people

Jo Baynham (Yorkshire Youth Development Worker) arranges many activities for young people.

Go to the Youth Activity page for more information


Quaker Renewal in Yorkshire

Craig Barnett (Yorkshire Local Development Worker) helps meetings with activities aimed to grow Quakerism in Yorkshire.

Go to Local Development Worker page


Farfield Meeting House

The simple Farfield Meeting House was chosen by Historic England in 2019 as one of 10 faith and belief places in England.  It is located 2 miles west of Addingham, near Ilkley, on the road to Bolton Abbey.  It is open all year.  During the summer months, a half-hour meeting for worship is held on the third Thursday of the month in the afternoon (14:30 to 15:15).  For dates and more information.


Newsletter

Janaury 2024 Newsletter

Quakers in Yorkshire publishes a quarterly newsletter to coincide with quarterly meetings.  The newsletters are on the Quarterly Meeting page and sent by email to those who request a copy.

To receive copies of the newsletter please complete this form


Quarterly Meetings

Quakers in Yorkshire holds quarterly meetings which are open to all Friends to attend, in January, April, July and October. 

The newsletters, programmes, reports and minutes are stored here on this website by year:

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, earlier years