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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.

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The latest leaflet for newcomers to Friargate is here.

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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.


Your Friargate webpages launched

Friargate users, including some new groups, have been enjoying the improved facilities available since our rebuilding work.

For easier access to information about our rooms there is now a new direct web address.

Groups and other interested visitors can go straight to: from their web browser.


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How we use personal data

York Area Meeting agreed a document setting out how we use the information held about members and attenders.This is in accordance with the General Data Protection Legislation which came into force.

A copy of the document is accessible on this website on the Area Meeting Business webpage.



York Friends have completed a survey of sustainability initiatives, opportunities and activities within the Area Meeting.

The results of a questionnaire, a short report and the minute agreed at Area Meeting are now available on the Area Meeting page of the website.

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Religion is interesting!

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre is hosting a one-day event at Friargate. Visiting speakers will share insights into two very different areas of research.

Joanna Dales will share findings about John William Graham, a leading liberal Friend in the early 20th century.

Fran Handrick will describe the changing lives of Amish women in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

The event begins at 10am on March 7th. See our events diary for more information.

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