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All meetings for worship in York Area Meeting are cancelled until further notice. Arrangements have been made to hold virtual online meetings for worship. (See below.)


Please assume that events listed on the website diary will no longer go ahead. Check with the organiser if in doubt.


The meeting house is closed until further notice.


Friargate: Please contact staff by phone/email for current situation.

Acomb: Please contact for current situation.

Harrogate: Please contact for current situation.

New Earswick: Please contact for current situation.

Thirsk: Please contact for current situation.


• Friargate is hosting virtual meetings for worship using Zoom (see below). There are meetings for worship on Sunday mornings and Wednesday lunchtimes. To join a meeting you will need the code for that meeting. For details see News and Updates.

• Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre has extended the frequency of their online meetings for worship. They now host meetings for worship for early birds! (See panel on right.) You can find information about virtual worship and about all the times on their dedicated webpage.

This page also has helpful guidance for those unfamiliar with the technology, which uses software from Zoom.


Daily time of silent reflection wherever you are at 9.0 - 9.15 am.


The website of Britain Yearly Meeting has informtion about national events. It also has an area with advice about coronavirus for Quaker meetings.

York Area Quakers

Events calendar


Loving care is not something that those sound in mind and body ‘do’ for others but a process that binds us together. (Quaker faith & practice 12.01)


24 March Friargate hosts daily Coffee and Chat

Each day Friargate Friends are hosting a virtual morning Coffee and Chat using Zoom. The session is from 10.30 - 11.30 am. To join this chat, use this LOG IN. Meeting ID: 899 015 062 Password: 192405


22 March Quiet Time – without technology

Friends in York will be holding a quiet time daily from 9.00 - 9.15 am. No technology needed, but the knowledge that you are not alone and others will be doing the same. Carol Gilham has said that while the new Upholding Group cannot meet she will be joining the silence. She is happy to receive names and details of situations to be held in the light.


21 March Friargate Virtual Meeting for Worship

Friargate hopes to arrange meeting for worship each Sunday at 10am beginning 22nd March. For virtual Sunday meeting use this Zoom browser code. Meeting ID: 413358597

Here is the format for Sundays:
10 am Meeeting opens up. Please joing early to get used to the way it works. There will be hosts waiting to help you.
10.30 am Meeting begins
11.30 am Meeting ends,
followed by Notices and time for anyone who wishes to stay and chat

It is hoped there will also be a midweek meeting for worship. Please contact staff at the meeting house with questions.

Here is the format for Wednesday midweek meeting:

12.30 pm Meeting opens
12.45 pm Meeting begins
1.15 pm Meeting ends

For this Zoom meeting use this LOG IN Meeting ID: 272705047


19 March Message from Friargate overseers

This is a very difficult time for everyone, but particularly for those Friends who need to isolate themselves but do not have family nearby to provide moral and physical support. I

f you would like someone to talk to on the phone about anything, however trivial, do get in touch. You can ring the Friargate number, and someone will then get in touch with you. Also, if you would like someone to help with shopping, just ring up and someone will contact you. 

Likewise, if you are able to offer to help a Friend who is staying at home, we would like to hear from you so we can put you in touch. 


19 March Quakerly tips for self isolating

For not-too-serious ideas for times of self isolation, click on the picture to download the list currently circulating in Friargate.


18 March Online Poetry Group

The planned "Pilgrim Poetry" group will go online. Pilgrim Poetry is an anthology created by Anna Botwright of Thirsk Meeting. Anna’s anthology places a poem of her choice alongside each of the 42 Advices and Queries.

"I am setting this up as an Online Group to which I regularly (possibly once a week?) email an Advice plus the relevant poem to those who would like to be included. They can then respond to the group with a possible alternative poem and with comment on the ones sent.

This should be a source of interest and I hope inspiration during the next couple of months. Please give me your email if you would like to be included." Anna Baldwin

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