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.
Harrogate Quakers aim to bring light for the spirit in the year's coming darker seasons.
A special series of Saturday morning events has the theme of Spiritual nourishment to sustain you through autumn and winter.
See more information on our News page.
Palestinian activist and performance poet Rafeef Ziadah spoke at the third of the 2014 York Peace Talks. She set out some of the links between big corporations and conflict. You can hear a recording of her talk 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.
Yearly Meeting trustees made a video account about British Quaker activities in 2013.
First shown at Yearly Meeting Gathering 2014 in Bath, the film gives an account from the point of view of Quakers in Northumbria
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.
Quakers in Britain have issued a statement about the Syria Crisis. You can read it on our News Page.
Keeping up-to-date about the work ....
The first of this year's Peace Talks was given by David Gee, addressing the increasing militarization of society. You can now hear his talk Love the soldier – Hate the war online.
You'll find it 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.
Peace activist Lindis Percy gave the final of this year's York Peace talks, sharing her experiences and insights as a long-time campaigneron peace issues. Yo can listen to a recording of her talk on our News page.
Remembering our responsibilities as citizens, Quakers are considering how we can support the democratic process.
How can we highlight issues we feel of particular importance?
Friargate Quakers are advertising the position of Assistant Manager for their city-centre meeting house.
The work, as part of a friendly staff team, will include helping the many visitors and users to this busy venue during the week.