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.

Recent additions to our website
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Building work on the first phase of the Friargate Project was completed in April 2014. Visit the project blog for some photos.


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


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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Sustainability – a community concern

Friargate Local Quaker Meeting has affirmed its commitment to environmental values. As a community, it intends to continue actively working towards improving our environmental and social sustainability.

See more information and background papers on our News page.

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A Quiet Place in the Centre of York

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.


York Peace Talks 2014

Themes for the 2014 York Peace Talks have been announced. A variety of speakers will be addressing different aspects of peace. Topics include the militarisation of our society, human rights and peace, corporate involvement in wars and the experience of peace activism.

See more information on our News page.


Light for the darker seasons

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.

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