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.
July 2021 Quarterly Meeting
The July 2021 Quarterly Meeting was again held by Zoom. The programme included preparing to witness against the arms fair; Paul Parker on Local Development Workers and the Leeds Staff Hub as well as annual reports from QiY Trustees and Glenthorne.
Youth Development Worker
Quakers in Yorkshire Trustees have given funds to Britain Yearly Meeting to enable our Youth Development Worker, Lee Lester, to continue for at least another year.
Local Development Worker
Bridget Holtom, the new Yorkshire Local Development Worker, is starting to get to know Yorkshire Quakers and understand the issues and how support can be provided to develop meetings in Yorkshire. Find out more.
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 is planned for Saturday 18 September 2021.
GRASP Report and Recommendations
The report and recommendations of GRASP with the title “Reinvigoration and Simplification” was published in February 2021.
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:
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.