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.
Building work on the first phase of the Friargate Project was completed in April 2014. Now the final phase of improvements is nearing conclusion.
Work is expected to finish on schedule at the end of November. The meeting house remains open for use and the new rooms will be available in the new year.
Keeping up-to-date about the work ....
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.
The revision of Quaker Faith and Practice will take several years. A novel approach to part of the revision process is being adopted this time, involving the use of facebook for wide consultation. Friends will be able to engage in a systematic dialogue concerning the present edition, chapter by chapter. For more details, view our News page.
York Area Meeting Clerks have prepared a short guide to local and national agencies or groups working to support refugees and asylum seekers. This is at the request of York Friends wishing to help. You can find it here.
Since the start of the building works at Friargate a group of interested volunteers and archaeologists have been carefully exploring the grounds of the meeting house. They meet as Friargate Archaeology Project and welcome new members. Their plans for 2016 are in their latest newsletter. Click on the photo to view the newsletter.