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Friargate is one of three Quaker Meetings in York. We are an all-age community, based at our meeting house in the centre of York.

We welcome visitors who would like to find out more about Quakers. Our meetings for worship are open to all. Or you can call in for information, to chat or look round. Our meeting house is open most days and evenings.

Our building also provides a home for many local groups, a base with rooms for hire, suiting meetings and events of different sizes: a convenient, hospitable and welcoming venue in the heart of York.

See these pages for information about our local organisation.

It's easy to reach the meeting house on foot, by bike or by public transport. You'll find directions here.

Although Quakerism has existed since the 1650s, our faith is modern and contemporary in approach. Quakers have worshipped in York since 1651.



The latest edition of our monthly newsletter of news, views and activities. Read online or download.


A talk about the history of Friargate Meeting House, by David Rubinstein.


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A guide for newcomers
A leaflet introducing Friargate meeting and Quakerism


Thinking about membership?
A leaflet about becoming a Quaker.


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A place of stillness …
During the week our Quiet