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Child protection in religious organisations

Quakers in Britain have welcomed the publication of an investigation report into child protection in religious organisations

Help plan Junior Yearly Meeting 2022

We are looking for 15- to 18-year-olds to help us with planning and facilitating Junior Yearly Meeting 2022.

QUNO Geneva names new director

Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge has been appointed as the new director of the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in Geneva.

Get the low down on local development

Our local development workers are based in different parts of Britain.

Bridget Holton - New Local Development Worker

As you may already of heard, I am Bridget Holtom and I am the new Local Development Worker for Yorkshire.

Annual review 2020

2020 has been a year of contrasts.

Book your place at YMG

Find out about the variety of Fringe activities and lectures on offer at Yearly Meeting Gathering in our latest update.

YMG: unplugged sessions

Quaker Life are running silent worship offline as part of Yearly Meeting Gathering,

YMG in pictures

How is your community engaging with Yearly Meeting Gathering? We’re keen to see pictures of your YMG activity.

Library collections policy

Britain Yearly Meeting's trustees have approved a new collections development policy,

Quakers in Yorkshire Newsletter (July 2021)

It includes the program and details for the next Quakers In Yorkshire on-line Gathering.

Glenthorne Annual Report 2020 and update

As with many other organisations in the hospitality sector, the year 2020 was one of the most difficult experienced.

Help name our new office in Leeds

"The aim is to provide a base for action and work with Quaker communities across the north of England

Quiet Company annual review

Quiet Company has just released its annual review for 2020, focusing on the impact of the pandemic on its operations

Bookings are now open

'For our comfort and discomfort: living equality and truth in a time of crisis'.

Your picture please

Have a camera or a smartphone? We're building an image bank of real Quakers doing Quaker things.

Friends House welcomes event bookings

Friends House is open for event bookings. Enquiries

New support for Quaker communities

A living faith is about relationships. This underpins this exciting way of offering integrated support to Quaker communities.

Simpler meetings series - Courses

Is it time to make our Quaker meetings simpler? This flexible Woodbrooke course is being repeated.

Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021: preparation and volunteering

Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021 will nurture and inspire our Quaker Community. This preparation pack (PDF) welcomes you.

Woodbrooke Learning Survey

Please help shape the future of the learning Woodbrooke offers and how it offers it

Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021: nurturing and inspiring the Quaker community

More details have been announced about Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021 (YMG),

Simpler Meetings

How can we release the joy of being a Quaker? One way is by making our meetings and organisation simpler.

Craven and Keighley Area Meeting - May '21

A zoom meeting which all asre warmley invited to.

Evening Business Meeting

All are very much welcomed along to the meeting, zoom details can found from Erica

Evening Worship

A meeting for worship, to which all are most warmley welcome to, for zoom details

Craven and Keighley area meeting

The area meeting warmley invites everyone to come, contact the Area meeting clerk for details.

How young can elders be?

"I asked if any of the children wanted to be 'in charge' of the worship. Three hands shot up..."

Making your money work for good

The UK Nuclear Weapons Financing Research Group is an interfaith initiative that includes Quakers in Britain.

Quakers In Yorkshire Newsletter April 2021

Containing the programme for April's Meeting and Reports on: CESST, Pen and Pencil Society and Sheffield Tapestry All Welcome

Quakers in Yorkshire Gathering - July 2021

See the latest newsletter for details of this event.

Quakers in Yorkshire Gathering

Details still to be finalised.

Quakers in Yorkshire Gathering

Details still to be released

Quakers in Yorkshire Gathering

Details still to be released

Quakers in Yorkshire Gathering

Details still to be released

What a difference a year makes

"Normal itself was going to change, the world around us was going to change, and we would to have to change with it."

The changing shape of Quaker meetings

The fact that a quarter of Quaker meetings have grown in size in the past decade

Grants for adult education

Our Adult Education Grants are for members and attenders who need financial help to study in further or higher education.

GRASP Report!

Reinvigoration and Simplification
Report and Recommendations of Quakers in Yorkshire GRASP
February 2021

Quakers In Yorkshire Zoom

The next meeting of Quakers In Yorkshire will be a zoom meeting.

Traditional hard or new soft, which?

Airton Meeting is considering replacing their hard, narrow benches with more comfortable seating

Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021 moves online

Covid-19 has led to many changes. This summer, around two thousand Quakers expected to spend a week together for worship

Taking photos, telling stories

We need pictures of real Quakers doing Quakery things and the events they go to. Got a camera or a smartphone?

Simpler Meeting Series Starts

Is it time to make our Quaker meetings simpler?

Business Meeting

For Zoom details contact Erica
Every one is most welcome to come.
Note: No Area Meeting due

Wednesday Meeting - GRASP

The Clerk of Area meeting has asked for comments from local Meetings ready for the next Area Meeting on the 8th May.

Evening Business Meeting

For Zoom details contact Erica
Every one is most welcome to come.
Area Meeting follows on the 8th.

Quaker Question Time with Sayeeda Warsi

Discuss politics, religion and everything in between with Sayeeda Warsi in the first of our Quaker Question Times.

Re-launch of British Friends of QCEA

British Friends of Quaker Council for European Affairs is re-launching its work of publicising and fundraising

Wednesday Evening - Worship

A short meeting for worhip (30 minutes) followed coffee and a chat.
Contact Erica for Zoom details.

Wednesday - Listening!

What listening means to me . . .
Bring your thoughts and ideas to the zoom meeting.

Business Meeting

For Zoom details contact Erica
Every one is most welcome to come.

A new reality: Quaker worship and community in 2021

In February 100 Quakers took part in a session exploring the challenges and opportunities for British Quaker meetings

Protecting the most vulnerable

"At its heart, safeguarding is about having a real and active concern for everyone,

Contacting your MP: why, when and how

"So, writing to your MP can work. But what happens if your MP doesn't reply,

Supporting Quaker work in difficult times

"Britain Yearly Meeting could not have made it through without your support!

Africa Interest Group

The Quaker Africa Interest Group is holding its annual networking meeting via Zoom,

Yearly Meeting 2021 plans

Yearly Meeting in Session 2021 will be held online. It will be held mainly between 31 July and 8 August.

Moving forward, with your support

This month sees the launch of our new look contribution materials for use by Quaker treasurers and collectors.

Job opportunity

Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) in Brussels is recruiting a new director,

Survey - 'elders' and 'overseers'

What does ‘overseer’ mean to you? Should we change how we describe elders?

Local development work in your part of the Yearly Meeting

Come along to an online information session for Friends to find out more about how local development workers help Quaker

Wednesday Night Discussion

Swarthmore Lecture - Why are we hopeless?

At the interface of interfaith

"The Inter Faith Network sits at another interface between faith communities and the governments of the UK.

Quake! November

An update on the work of Britain Yearly Meeting and Quakers in Britain

Yearly Meeting 2020

This year Britain Yearly Meeting will be held online.

Yearly Meeting 2020: book your place now!

Not since 1668 has anything – not even world wars – prevented Yearly Meeting, the highlight of the Quaker year.

Zoom on Sunday

if you would like to join us on a Sunday morning on Zoom for 40 minutes of worship from the Meeting House.

Online Meeting for Worship with Woodbrooke

Join us for online worship at various times throughout the week.

A Short Guide for coming to Keighley Quaker Meeting from 26th July

Our public Meeting for Worship will be from 10:30. until approximately 11:10

GRASP

The QiY Group to Reinvigorate and Simplify Structures and Processes produced an interim report and consultation in January.

Message from Woodbrooke

Statement 19 March 2020: COVID-19 Impact.

Site and office closures

Friends House in London, the central offices of Quakers in Britain, and Swarthmoor Hall in Cumbria are now closed until at

Be part of it: YMG 2020

Yearly Meeting Gathering (YMG) is a week-long residential gathering for all Quakers in Britain, taking place from 1–7 August

The work of the Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relationship

This will be held after meeting for worship and a shared luch to which all are warmley invited.

Business Meeting

The meeting for Business will take place after the meeting for worship to which all are most welcome to stay for.

Business Meeting

The meeting for Business will take place after the meeting for worship to which all are most welcome to stay for.

Business Meeting

The business meeting will be held after a short tea/ coffee break, after meeting for worship, everyone is wormley welcomed.

Business Meeting

The business meeting will be held after a short tea/ coffee break, after meeting for worship, everyone is wormley welcomed.

Business Meeting

The business meeting will be held after a short tea/ coffee break, after meeting for worship, everyone is wormley welcomed.

Business Meeting

The business meeting will be held after a short tea/ coffee break, after meeting for worship, everyone is wormley welcomed.

Business Meeting

The business meeting will be held after a short tea/ coffee break, after meeting for worship, everyone is wormley welcomed.

Area Meeting

Area meeting will be held at Keighley Meeting House, to which all are invited to come.

Area Meeting

Area meeting will be held at Bentham Quaker meeting house to which all are warmley invited.

Area Meeting

Area meeting will be held at Skipton Quaker meeting house to which all are warmley invited.

Area Meeting

Area meeting will be held at Settle Quaker meeting house, to which all are warmley invited.

Area Meeting

Area meeting will be held at Airton Quaker meeting house to which all are warmley invited.

Area meeting

Area meeting will be held at Skipton Quaker meeting house to which all are very warmley invited.

Area meeting

Area meeting will be held at Keighley Quaker meeting house to which all are warmley invited to attend.

Area meeting

Area meeting will be held at Settle Quaker meeting house to which all are warmley invited to attend.

Engaging with politics: have your say

What support do you need from Britain Yearly Meeting to help you or your meeting engage with politics in the future?

Nominations for Junior Yearly Meeting 2020

Please continue to consider whether there are young people who might benefit from attending JYM at Yearly Meeting Gathering.

Yearly Meeting Gathering 2020

At Yearly Meeting Gathering, Quakers from all over Britain come together in a residential gathering.

Wednesday evening meeting

Wednesday evening meetings will be commencing for the spring term, all are most welcome to come and attend.

Philosophy for Communities Family Weekend

Philosophy for Communities Family weekend, all ages discussing life’s big questions together and having fun.

Business Meeting

The business meeting will be held after a short tea and coffee after meeting for worship, every one is wormley welcomed.

Christmas Meeting

We will have a shared lunch and invite Friends to bring readings or music to the meeting.

25th December 2019

On the 25th December 2016 there will be a short 30 mins meeting starting at: 10:30

Business Meeting

The next Busness meeting will follow after the service and coffee, all are warmley invited to stay for this.

Quakers In Yorkshire - Quarterly Meeting

This will be held at: St Aidan’s Church, Leeds. The substantive topic is Simpler Meetings. All very welcome.

Quakers In Yorkshire - Quarterly Meeting

Cancelled
This was to be held at Sheffield Central Meeting House.

Quakers In Yorkshire - Quarterly Meeting

To be held on Zoom internet platform on Saturday 17 October 2020 at: 10.00 – 16.00

Quakers In Yorkshire - Quarterly Meeting

This will be held at: Pickering Meeting House if circumstances permit.

Craven and Keighley Area Meeting

Area meeting will be held at Keighley to which all are invited to.

Keighley Business Meeting

Business meeting will be held after coffee

Craven and Keighley Area Meeting

Area meeting will be held in Settle to which all are invited to attend

Keighley Business Meeting

Business meeting will be held after coffee to which all are invited to attend.

Quakers in Yorkshire

Quakers in Yorkshire Quarterly meeting will be held at Bootham School to which all are invited.

Quaker Activist Gathering Day

We are excited to be running our popular Quaker Activist Gathering for the fifth consecutive year. It's an annual day-long

Riding for Equality

Inspired by faith and disturbed by rising social and economic inequality

Book Of The Month May

7 Books to make you think.

Woodbrooke Courses in June

Latest list of courses at Woodbrooke

Quakers for sustainability - Living Witness

The Living Witness Project is a growing network of Quaker meetings and groups in Britain,

Book Of The Month June 2017

This months collection of recomendations and suggestions,

Woodbrooke Monthly Mailing May List

Up and comming courses and events at Woodbrooke

The Young Quakers

the in-house magazine from Young Friends General Meeting. This issue has a particular focus on building bridges

Our faith in action: Quaker work in 2016

Our faith in action gives a brief taste of the range of work carried out by Britain Yearly Meeting

Refugee Week

19–25 June, Friends House and across Britain

Statement from some Churches in UK to the United Nations in New York.

Churches from across the United Kingdom give thanks for the moral courage being exhibited by all the countries participating

Book of the month May 2017

This months collection of recomendations and suggestions,

Woodbrooke Monthly Mailing May List

Up and comming courses and events at Woodbrooke

Book of the month April

This months collection of recomendations and suggestions,

Friends World News

The Bulletin of the Friends World Committee for Consultation Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Christian Aid Week

Quakers are founding members of Christian Aid and have supported its work for 60 years.

The Young Quaker

This edition of the Young Friends General Meeting’s magazine

What have you learned from the process of reading

The Book of Discipline Revision Preparation Group invite feedback from all those who have been reading our current book

Survey from North Wales Credit Union Group

The North Wales Credit Union Group, supported by Quaker Peace & Social Witness, would like you to fill in their survey.

Advert for Ecumenical Accompaniers

Based in the West Bank and Israel for 2018 for three months’ service

EarthQuaker

Living Witness aims to support the development of Quaker corporate witness to sustainable living.

Pendle Hill Quakers and Fracking

Pendle Hill Quakers are concerned about fracking around the world.

George Fox - his life and message

These courses have been selected to compliment the elegant and historic setting that Swarthmoor Hall

Spiritual Gifts

These courses have been selected to compliment the elegant and historic setting that Swarthmoor Hall

Towards Contentment

These courses have been selected to compliment the elegant and historic setting that Swarthmoor Hall

Writing Retreat

These courses have been selected to compliment the elegant and historic setting that Swarthmoor Hall

'God is love': the letters of John

These courses have been selected to compliment the elegant and historic setting that Swarthmoor Hall

Quaker Nominations: Exploring Good Practice

These courses have been selected to compliment the elegant and historic setting that Swarthmoor Hall

Being a Quaker Clerk

These courses have been selected to compliment the elegant and historic setting that Swarthmoor Hall

Christian Animism: the Christian faith as an earth-based, creation-focused spirituality

These courses have been selected to compliment the elegant and historic setting that Swarthmoor Hall

Welcoming the Soul: creating space for deep listening in our meetings

These courses have been selected to compliment the elegant and historic setting that Swarthmoor Hall

Swarthmoor Hall Newsletter

Dear Friends,
I hope you will enjoy reading this winter newsletter.

DVD of 2016 Swarthmore Lecture

"Mending broken hearts, rebuilding shattered lives" is in the Meeting House Library.

Quaker week Updated

Details yet to be finalised, . . More to come soon.

Books of the Month August 2016

from the Quaker Centre Bookshop.

Yearly Meeting 2016

Yearly Meeting 2016 was held over the late May Bank Holiday weekend in Friends House, London 27-30 May.

Epistle from Britain Yearly Meeting

Held at Friends House, London on 27 – 30 May 2016

Loving Greetings to Friends everywhere,

Letter to Yearly Meeting from Friends World Committee for Consultation

To Britain Yearly Meeting May 2016
Dear British Friends,

Minute 34 - Living out our faith in the world

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

Friends’ concerns and witness

Friday evening.
As we’ve heard, last year Friends were distressed by the inequality and injustice that is so evident

Telling my Story

Saturday Morning
Hello, I am Gill Pennington from Central England Area Meeting

Faith in action – BYM 2016

Sunday afternoon
In retrospect, I am not sure of the exact timeline,

Movement Building

Monday afternoon
Good morning Friends, my name is Tim Gee, and I bring greetings from Peckham Meeting,

Yearly Meeting Gathering 2017

Yearly Meeting Gathering places still available

Vision for a criminal justice system

a view from the Quaker Peace & Social Witness Crime, Community & Justice Sub-committe

Decriminalisation of the possession, for personal use, of all drugs Introduction

The minute sent by Cornwall Area Meeting – which is copied below – is relatively long.

Choral and Chamber 2017 open for bookings

Leaveners invite experienced singers and instrumentalists to their annual event, Choral and Chamber.

Quakers for sustainability - Living Witness

Our quarterly newsletter earthQuaker includes thoughtful articles, news and notices of forthcoming events.

Britian Yearly Meeting

Open to read message from Anne Wilkinson, Events and Committee Services.

Quakers respond to terrorism

As Parliament prepares to debate next steps in Syria, Quakers in Britain have made this statement.

Quaker life Representative Council Meeting

This was my first experience of QLRC so I didn’t quite know what to expect,

Norther Friends Peace Board Update Oct 2015

We produced the update before the most recent terrorist incidents in Paris.

Friends World News

The Bulletin of the Friends World Committee for Consultation
WORLD PLENARY MEETING

Among Friends - Winter 2015

Being Friends
Dear Friends,
At the beginning of October I travelled to Rovaniemi, capital of Lapland,

The Young Quaker

For Young Friends Everywher

Principles for a New Economy

QPSW is pleased to launch its New Economy project.

Quakers oppose cuts to welfare benefits

Quakers in Britain have signed up to a report called Enough which says the government proposal to change people’s behaviour

Britain Yearly Meeting Housing Threshing Event

At Yearly Meeting 2015 there was a session on housing as a tested concern.

Quaker World Relations Committee New Factsheet

The new factsheet reflects the purpose of the Quaker World Relations Committee and explains new ways of working

Quaker United Nations Summer School

Please tell any young people you know who may be interested in learning more about the United Nations (UN)

A Resource Pack for Quaker Meetings

A new study pack for Quaker Meetings has been created by Juliana Minihan during the Eva Koch scholarship 2015 at Woodbrooke.

All-age Gathering of Quakers in Europe

An invitation from European and Middle Eastern Young Friends (EMEYF) to all generations of Quakers

Being a transformational community

A weekend gathering organised by the BYM Sustainability Group, The deadline for bookings is 29 January. (Select someone!)

Reading Quaker faith and practice: introduction

The Book of Discipline Revision Preparation Group invites you to join with us,

Epistle of Junior Yearly Meeting

held at Lee Valley Youth Hostel, Cheshunt and Friends House, London 1-4 May, 2015
To all Friends everywhere,

Russian Adventures at Woodbrooke

The most remarkable time in a unique weekend was meeting for worship on Sunday morning in the Cadbury room, Woodbrooke,

A first experience of British Yearly Meeting (BYM)

“You should go, I think you will enjoy it” - words spoken to me by Chris Skidmore,

Epistle from Britain Yearly Meeting 2015

Minute 25: Responding to social inequality and injustice: housing as a tested concern.

Catching Light – Outreach and witness conference 2016

Bookings close 22 January and will go fast – to avoid disappointment please ask Friends to contact us soon.

Serving The Society: The Hospitality Committee

Peter Coltman of Adel Meeting, would like us to know more about the impact and importance of the Company.

Serving The Society: We need your help Friends

We need your help Friends to fill the many interesting and varied opportunities for service within the Society.

Positive Money workshop

Yearly Gathering

4th Sunday Briefings

4th Sunday Briefings

Discussion Group

Discussion Group

Discussion Group

Discussion Group

Discussion Group

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

Tuesday Discussion Group

Christmas Day

Christmas Sunday Meeting

Area Meeting

Keighley Business Meeting

Tuesday Discussion Group

Tuesday Discussion Group

Tuesday Discussion Group

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

Evening Discussion Group

Open Garden

“come and visit our garden” day from mid-day to mid-afternoon.

Evening Discussion Group

Evening Discussion Group

Evening Discussion Group

Grass Cutting

an Invitation to Lunch

Brief talks on Quaker topics after Meeting for Worship

No talk on Quaker topics after Meeting for Worship

Brief talks on Quaker topics after Meeting for Worship

Brief talks on Quaker topics after Meeting for Worship

Quaker topics

Brief talks on Quaker topics after Meeting for Worship

Brief talks on Quaker topics after Meeting for Worship

Brief talks on Quaker topics after Meeting for Worship

Brief talks on Quaker topics after Meeting for Worship

Brief talks on Quaker topics after Meeting for Worship

Breakfast to meet Palestinian farmers

Quakers in Yorkshire (Quarterly Meeting)

Tuesday - Thwaites Brow/Long Lee Class

Monday 21st January - classes cancelled

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group

Quakers in Yorkshire (Quarterly Meeting)

Britain Yearley Meeting

Quakers in Yorkshire (Quarterly Meeting)

Brighouse Leeds and Settle Building Charity

Brighouse Leeds and Settle Building Charity

Keighley Buisness Meeting

Area Meeting

Keighley Buisness Meeting

Area Meeting

Keighley Buisness Meeting

Area Meeting

Keighley Buisness Meeting

Area Meeting

Keighley Buisness Meeting

Elders and Overseers Meeting

Elders and Overseers Meeting

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group for 2013

Monday evening discussion group - Depends on Interest

Christmas Day Meeting for Worship

Buseness Meetings after worship

The QPortfolios

Autumn Discussion Group

Autumn Discussion Group

Autumn Discussion Group

Autumn Discussion Group

Autumn Discussion Group (Change of date)

Autumn Discussion Group

Autumn Discussion group (Change of date)

Autumn Discussion Group

Autumn Discussion Group

Autumn Discussion Group (Change of date)

Scholarships for Street Kids

Discussion Group 1

Discussion group 2

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

Shared Lunch

Help needed by the Gardening group

Monday Evening Discussion Group

No Shared Lunch today

Shared Lunch today

Evening Discussion Group

Evening Discussion Group (Provional Date)

Evening Discussion Group (Provional Date)

Yorkshire Quarterly meeting

Yorkshire Quarterly Meeting

Yorkshire Quarterly Meeting

Yorkshire Quarterly Meeting

Quaker Week

Glenthorn Conference

Britian Yearly Meeting

Keighley Business Meeting

Keighley Business Meeting

Keighley Business Meeting

Keighley Business Meeting

Evening Discussion Group

1652 development weekend.

Keighley Business Meeting

Evening Discussion Group

Evening Discussion Group

Evening Discussion Group

Evening Discussion Group

Christmas Meeting and Shared Lunch

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

Area Meeting

3rd Sunday Appeal and cake

Meeting for Elders and Overseers

Shared Lunch

Area Business Meeting

Shared Lunch

Area Meeting

Area Meeting

Meeting for Elders and Overseers

Area Meeting

Quakers in Yorkshire

Shared Lunch


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