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.
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.
Refugee Crisis: How can we help?
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.
Burials Register online
Friargate Burial Grounds Committee has digitised the historic register of the Retreat Quaker Burial Ground.
The handwritten record covers the entire period up to the year 2002, and is organised both by plot number and name.
The Friargate Project to refurbish and extend our meeting house and its accommodation is now complete.
Several new pages of information about our rooms are now online.
Visitors to the website can now find out what makes Friargate such a sought-after venue, view all the rooms and make booking enquiries
Our website: Personal information
Following recent discussion of how we treat personal information on our website, a new paper attempts to clarify the current policy.
This is in the form of a number of questions and answers.
Backbencher's Quiz: The answers
Backbencher, contributor to our monthly newsletter, Quakevine, has now provided the answers for the annual Quiz in 2016.
The quiz featured people and places with Quaker links.
The quiz is reproduced here with the answers. Click on the photo to view or download.
A Quaker Day of Healing is being organised by the Friends Fellowship of Healing, an interest group of British Quakers. In York, Saturday 18th March is being marked at Acomb Meeting House.
A continuous Meeting for Worship for Healing will be held there from 11 am till 4pm. For more details, visit our News Page.
In 2011 British Quakers affirmed their commitment to global sustainability as an expression of Quaker witness.
Six years later, our national Sustainability Group has revisited the commitment to suggest further action. Read more on our News page.