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.
GRASP Report and Recommendations
The report and recommendations of GRASP with the title “Reinvigoration and Simplification” has been published (February 2021).
April 2021 Quarterly Meeting
The second Quarterly Meeting of 2021 will again by online using the Zoom platform.
Topics: Conflict Resolution in Sheffield Schools; Sheffield Pen & Pencil Society; Sheffield Quaker Tapestry panel; GRASP report.
January 2021 Quarterly Meeting
The first Quarterly Meeting of 2021 was held online on 16 January 2021. Here is the Newsletter .
The morning heard inspiring reports from young peoples groups and the afternoon discussed Responding to Black Lives Matter.
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.
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.
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.