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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.


Youth Development Worker vacancy

Quakers in Britain is looking for an experienced youth development worker to initiate, facilitate and deliver a range of opportunities to increase the engagement and participation of young Quakers (and other young people) aged 11–18. The work will be with young people and the wider community. Please share this opportunity with relevant people/networks. For more info & to apply go to: https://www.quaker.org.uk/our-organisation/jobs/jobs

 This new recruitment will build on the great work that Lee Lester started and will develop opportunities for young people to both meet together, and to become more deeply embedded in the wider Quaker communities across Yorkshire.  Closing date 27 October 2021.


Leeds COP26 March – Saturday 6 November 2021

As part of a global day for climate justice and climate change, marches are taking place across the UK.  If you are interested in taking part, please meet at 12.00 (midday) on Leeds Museum steps in Millennium Square.  For any queries please contact here


October 2021 Quarterly Meeting

The October 2021 Quarterly Meeting is planned to be held at Friargate Meeting House, York, on Saturday 16 October 2021.  This will also be a blended meeting using Zoom for those not able to attend. 


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.


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