York Area Meeting Consists of five Local Quaker Meetings
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
Sun 3 December
York Area Meeting Trustees (if needed)
Sat 13 January
York Area Meeting
Followed by a soup lunch
Charity Number: 1133306