Quakers in Yorkshire is a registered charity (Number 1139514) and is organised in the same way as most charities with trustees who are responsible for ensuring that Quakers in Yorkshire fulfills its charitable purposes as set out in the governing document (constitution) which is available here.
Quakers in Yorkshire provides pan-Yorkshire services for the seven area meetings which constitute Quakers in Yorkshire. It holds quarterly meetings to provide spiritual and witness nourishment to members and attenders in the region. The quarterly meetings are the final constitutional authority for Quakers in Yorkshire where officers, trustees and other appointments are made. Much of the work is done by committees, the standing ones being Nominations Committee, Arrangements Committee, Under 19s Coordinating Group, Junior Holidays Committee, Yorkshire Friends Holiday School.
The trustees undertake the legal and financial responsibilities of Quakers in Yorkshire.
The trustees are composed of a Clerk of Trustees, the Treasurer of Quakers in Yorkshire and one trustee from each of the seven area meetings. The trustees are appointed by, and report to, the quarterly meetings of Quakers in Yorkshire with names coming from the Area Meetings.
The trustees administer a number of Trusts and oversee the legal responsibilities of Quakers in Yorkshire – click here for details.
There are two Co-Clerks of Quakers in Yorkshire who organise the business and clerk the quarterly meetings.
Trustees in 2021
Clerk of Trustees: David Olver
Treasurer: Chris Petrie
Patricia Gerwat (Leeds)
Digby Swift (Sheffield & Balby)
David Bower (Central Yorkshire)
George Penaluna (Craven & Keighley)
Vacant (Brighouse West Yorkshire)
Vacant (Pickering & Hull)
Co-opt to cover safeguarding issues: Ruth McTighe
Able to attend trustee meetings: Co-Clerks of Quakers in Yorkshire: Gavin Burnell, Arthur Pritchard