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.
Quaker Week 2015 (Oct. 3rd-11th) has the theme Beginning with stillness, my faith becomes action.
York Friends are lining up a varied programme of autumn events around the topic, as part of their Quaker Quest programme. These will be of particular interest to newcomers who would like to find out more about Quakerism.
Read more about it on our News Page.
The Mount School has published a new prospectus. Written particularly from the point-of-view of its students, it describes life at one of York's Quaker-foundation schools.
Read more, and download a copy here.
Building work on the first phase of the Friargate Project was completed in April 2014. Now the final phase of improvements is starting.
Work is espected to run from the end of July to the end of November. The meeting house will still be open for use.
Keeping up-to-date about the work ....
Details of the 2015 annual York Peace Talks have been announced. They begin on October 1st with a talk by Diana Francis (pictured), who gave this year's Swarthmore Lecture at Britain Yearly Meeting. You'll find information about all the talks on the Our News page.
This small charity associated with York Quakers supports local initiatives in the area of adult education.
You'll find more information about the trust here.
Friargate Quaker Meeting has 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.
Quaker Quest is the name given nationally to informal events providing an insight into Quakerism.
Events have been run in York for a number of years, and in autumn 2015 there will also be several opportunities for newcomers to find out more about Quakers.
See our York Quaker Quest page for more information.
All Quaker meetings for worship are open to visitors, but on Sunday October 11th, as part of National Quaker Week, New Earswick Friends will be extending an especial welcome to people wanting to know more about Quakers and experience a Quaker meeting, perhaps for the first time. Details here.