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.
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.
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.
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The first of the 2014 Peace Talks was given by David Gee, addressing the increasing militarization of society. You can 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.
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.