Heritage Meeting Houses

Yorkshire has many historic meeting houses.  This page highlights some of them.


Farfield Meeting House

Farfield Quaker Meeting House, (2 miles west of Addingham near Ilkley on the road to Bolton Abbey), was chosen in 2019 as one of 10 faith and belief places in England by Historic England.

In 2022, summer meetings for worship, sponsored by Skipton Local Meeting, are re-commencing.

Meetings will be held on Thursdays 19 May 2022, 23 June 2022, 21 July 2022, 18 August 2022, 15 September 2022, 20 October 2022.  All at 14.30 for 30-45 minutes.

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, see the Wikipedia entry.  There is also a Farfield Facebook page