Friends from our five local meetings come together six times a year as York Area Meeting for Business. Within Britain Yearly Meeting there are some 70 such Area Meetings.
An Area Meeting is responsible for matters of membership. It also appoints local elders and overseers and sends representatives to national Quaker bodies.
It appoints Friends to serve as trustees, the legal body managing the affairs of York Area Meeting as a charity.
The meeting consults on matters of current interest and occasionally invites speakers or organises other activities of interest to Friends.
Our business meetings are held in a spirit of shared worship. Decisions are taken and recorded in minutes made in accordance with the Quaker business method.
The Area Meeting is registered for charitable purposes and has a body of trustees appointed from its members. The relationship between the Area Meeting and its trustees is set out in a memorandum of understanding. (A copy of this is available below.) Accounts can be found on the Trustees Page.
Advance agenda information from the clerks about our next meeting
Area Meeting Clerk
Sunday, September 9th, 1.30 pm, Thirsk Meeting House
The most recent Report about Meeting for Sufferings by our Area Meeting representative.
The refugee crisis: How can York Friends help?
2018 calendar of AM meeting dates and venues
How York Area Meeting manages the personal data it holds about members and attenders.
Written summaries of reports given recently to Area Meeting about other events are on our dedicated reports page.
Current Area Meeting appointments
Some Questions and Answers about the use of personal information on our website.
Current York Area Quaker Meeting Policy for the Safeguarding of Children and Adults