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 newsletters and minutes from quarterly meetings; news, and future events.
October 2020 Quarterly Meeting
The Quarterly Meeting was held on Saturday 17 October 2020 virtually using the Zoom platform. The morning session had reports from Bootham and The Mount Schools. The afternoon session heard about Quaker prison and university chaplaincy.
Here is the October Newsletter with details of the Programme for the October meeting.
Youth Development Newsletter
The September issue of the Quaker HIVE newsletter for September is here. This describes Quaker youth work across Yorkshire. The Youth Development Project is run by Lee Lester and is based in Sheffield.
Yorkshire Friends Holiday School
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Yorkshire Friends Holiday School which was due to be held at Bootham School in August 2020 was replaced by a virtual Holiday School from 16 to 19 August 2020. Here is the Virtual Holiday School 2020 Epistle
Junior Holidays October 2020 weekend
A Junior Holiday weekend is planned for 23-25 October 2020. Due to COVID-19 it will be held online. More information here
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. On 29 April 2020 they announced that a Local Development Worker will be placed in Yorkshire from 2021 to support meetings and assist them to reinvigorate Quakerism. The staff Hub will be based in an office suite at Carlton Hill Meeting House, Leeds. It will provide a pilot office-base for staff working for the two bodies who live in the region.
July 2020 Quarterly Meeting
The Quarterly Meeting on Saturday 18 July 2020 was the first Quarterly Meeting to take place online. This was in place of the meeting scheduled to be held at Pickering Meeting House, which has been moved to 2021. The theme was Deep Adaptation.
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.