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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.


January 2022 Quarterly Meeting

The January 2022 Quarterly Meeting will be held online using zoom on Saturday 15 January 2022.   This is because a suitable venue is not available in Leeds.  The programme will be published in December.


Easter Settlement 2022

The 2022 Easter Settlement is planned to be held in person at Cober Hill, Scarborough from Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April.  The theme will be “Let Your Lives Speak” which will continue to explore how to build a better world with talks, workshops, discussion and social times.

In order to organise the Settlement we need to know the likely number of people who will be attending.  So if think you might want to attend for the whole or part of the weekend, please send your name and email address or phone number to pauline@paulineleonard.plus.com so that we can send you further details.


Teenage Yorkshire Friends Network

Aged 11-18?  From Yorkshire?  Interested in, or connected to Quakers?  You are very welcome to join in online worship, discussion, activities and fun.  Dates:  Sunday 7 November (6.30-8pm);  Sunday 14 November (6.30-8pm); Friday 19 November; Sunday 28 November (6.30-8pm); Sunday 5 December (6.30-8pm); Sunday 12 December (6.30-8pm); Friday 17 December.  Further information here.

To join and receive information complete this form: https://forms.quaker.org.uk/2021cyp-qiy/


Local Development Worker

Bridget Holtom, the new Yorkshire Local Development Worker, is now working with Meeting and Friends to provide support to develop Yorkshire Quakerism.  Find out more.


October 2021 Quarterly Meeting

The October 2021 Quarterly Meeting was held at Friargate Meeting House, York, on Saturday 16 October 2021. 


Yorkshire Centre for Quakers in Britain

A new staff hub has opened at Carlton Hill Meeting House, Leeds.  This is a new venture by Quakers in Britain to take the centrally managed work to Friends, rather than all be based at Friends House in London.  Some staff who live in Yorkshire have moved permanently to Leeds; others will be part-time in Leeds. 

An official opening took place on 18 September 2021.


GRASP Report and Recommendations

The report and recommendations of GRASP with the title “Reinvigoration and Simplification” was published  in February 2021.

Go to the report

Download a pdf of the report

 


Quarterly Meetings

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

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

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018


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.  For more information visit this website:

 


Programmes, reports and minutes of previous quarterly meetings can be found here for 2020,  2019,   2018 , 2017