There are five Quaker meetings in the York area.
Three of these are in York itself, the largest based in Friargate. Around York, members of the Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers) worship and work together as York Area Meeting.
Our Quaker Meeting Houses are not only home to thriving Quaker meetings, but also a community resource – meeting places for many community groups and organisations.
Quakers share a way of life rather than a set of beliefs.
We seek to experience God directly, within ourselves and in our relationships with others and the world around us.
Four York Peace Talks, covering topics such as global inequality, the financial crisis and the future of Trident were held in 2013. Reports of the talks are available on our News Page.
Plans are taking shape for Yearly Meeting Gathering 2014.
Yearly Meeting trustees made a video account about British Quaker activities.
It gives a picture of the many varied Quaker initiatives and concerns over a year. Visit the News Page to view it.
Quakers in Britain have issued a statement about the Syria Crisis. You can read it on our News Page.
The latest leaflet for newcomers to Friargate is here.
Our Area Meeting Memorandum of Understanding about trusteeship is now online
Keeping up-to-date about the work ....
Friargate Local Quaker Meeting has affirmed its commitment to environmental values. As a community, it intends to continue actively working towards improving our environmental and social sustainability.
See more information and background papers on our News page.
Friargate Quaker Meeting has now opened a Quiet Room as part of its building improvements.
This place of stillness is available to everyone throughout the day for quiet reflection.
Read more about it on the special Quiet Room webpage.