York Area Quaker Meeting

York Area Meeting Consists of five Local Quaker Meetings

Acomb, Friargate, Harrogate, New Earswick and Thirsk

Quakers are a faith group committed to working for equality and peace. We try to live in truth, peace, simplicity and equality, finding God in ourselves and those around us. Our meetings for worship are based on silent waiting, offering space for spiritual reflection and exploration. You can find details about the regular local meetings for worship in the York and Harrogate area by clicking on the links above. Anyone is welcome to attend. There is more information ‘About Quakers’ in the links at the foot of this page. 


Friends from our five local meetings come together six times a year as York Area Meeting for Business. The Area Meeting is responsible for matters of membership, appoints local Elders and the Pastoral Care team, sends representatives to national Quaker bodies, and considers issues of concern to Friends. Area Meeting also appoints Friends to serve as trustees to manage 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. 


For Meeting Minutes please contact the Administrative Assistant here



York Area Meeting Clerk              Martin Dickinson

Acomb                          Nick Folkard /  Sally Bourton

Friargate               Eleanor O'Flynn / Raymond Williams

Harrogate             Cath Richardson / John Margham

New Earswick                                        Brian Jardine

Thirsk                                                   Anna Botwright

York Area Meeting 2023 

   Meetings held on the following dates

January 14th           Friargate              10:30

March 11th                 Friargate              13:30

May 17th                    Acomb                  19:00

July 8th                       New Earswick    13:30

September 10th    Harrogate            13:30

November 11th      Thirsk                    10:30

Upcoming Events

Sun 3 December

York Area Meeting Trustees (if needed)


Venue: Tbd

Trustee Meeting

Sat 13 January

York Area Meeting


Venue: Friargate

Followed by a soup lunch


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Charity Number: 1133306