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.
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.
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: yourfriargate.yorkquakers.org.uk from their web browser.
Our website: Personal information
Following recent discussion of how we treat personal information on our website, a new paper attempts to clarify the current policy.
This is in the form of a number of questions and answers.
In her TED Talk, Celia McKeon, a member of Friargate Quaker Meeting, discusses conventional views of what constitutes security in the modern world.
She goes on to suggest what the key factors really are, and how they are being put into practice around the world
Read more and view a recording of the talk on our News page.
How we use personal data
In May 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 coming into force this year.
A copy of the document is accessible on this website on the Area Meeting Business webpage.
World War 1: Two York events
In 2018 York is remembering the end of World War One: "Lifting the shadow of the First World War".
As part of this commemoration, York Quakers are hosting two public events this autumn.
A one-day conference in October will look back at the legacies of the war.
In November an interactive workshop day will look at practical peacemaking in the present and future.
For information about these events follow this link to the World War 1 Events page.
A Wilfred Owen Evening
Thirsk Quakers will be marking the 100th anniversary of the Armistice by hosting an evening about the war poet Wilfred Owen.
On behalf of the Wilfred Owen Society, Owen biographer Dr Azucena Keatley will explore his life and poetry in "Wilfred Owen: Beyond the Words"
Admission to the talk on October 7th is free.
For more details click on the photo.