York Area Quakers

Acomb Friargate Harrogate New-Earswick Thirsk

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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.

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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.

Friargate manager to retire

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Chris Edwards, the manager of Friargate Quaker Meeting House, has decided to retire this summer. Friargate Quaker Meeting is advertising for his successor. You can see the job advert via our news page.

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Building work on the Friargate Meeting House project began in September 2013. The building work is making good progress. Visit the project blog for some photos.

Plans are taking shape for Yearly Meeting Gathering 2014.

Visit our News Page for a video.


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.

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The latest leaflet for newcomers to Friargate is here.

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Our Area Meeting Memorandum of Understanding about trusteeship is now online


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