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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.


Peer Support Zoom Calls for Role Holders

Bridget Holtom (Local Development Worker) is facilitating a series of gatherings for role holders across Yorkshire.  See here for more information.


Activities for young people

Jo Baynham (Youth Development Worker) is arranging a series of activities for young people.

Teenage Young Friends Online Network  (23 January to 27 February 2022)

Monthly Epilogues (6 February to 1 May 2022).


January 2022 Quarterly Meeting

The January 2022 Quarterly Meeting was held online on Saturday 15 January 2022.   This is because a suitable venue was not available in Leeds. 

Programme and Newsletter


Easter Settlement 2022

The 2022 Easter Settlement is planned to be held 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.   Further information and booking forms here

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.


Facilitating Quaker Groups – Saturday 7 May 2022

A day workshop ( 10.30am to 3.30pm ) led by Bridget Holtom, BYM Local Development Worker, and James McCarthy of the Kindlers.  Saturday 7 May 2022, Carlton Hill Meeting House, Leeds.

Would you like to run a group in your meeting but are not sure where to start? Do you want to learn how to facilitate effective, inclusive and interesting events? This workshop will help you become more confident in leading Quaker groups for exploration and reflection. We will draw on a range of approaches with the emphasis on discovering what works best. Led by Bridget Holtom, BYM Local Development Worker, and James McCarthy of the Kindlers.

Cost: £10

Application to James McCarthy james.mccarthy90@ntlworld.com (01904 330977)


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.


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: