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Yearly Meeting 2016


Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain will be held over the late May Bank Holiday weekend in Friends House, London 27-30 May.

 


Location

Friends House

173 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BJ
United Kingdom


Start: 12:00 on 27 May 2016

Finish: 16:00 on 30 May 2016


Please see the Yearly Meeting web page for all up-to-date information about this weekend event:

www.quaker.org.uk/ym



March 31, 2016 at 7:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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We will be continuing to look at how we live out our faith in the world, starting through hearing our stories.


And we will look at how we recognise and respond to the promptings of the spirit to act in the world, and how we know and use our gifts.

March 31, 2016 at 8:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain, also known as the Britain Yearly Meeting (and, until 1995, the London Yearly Meeting), is a Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. It is the national organisation of Quakers living in Britain.

 

 

Whilst Britain Yearly Meeting remains a part of the international Religious Society of Friends, it is independent from other yearly meetings, and has some beliefs and practices distinct from other branches of the Religious Society of Friends. Notably, some Quakers in Britain since the end of the twentieth century have not seen themselves as Christians, which is very different from Quakers in most other countries.

 

Wikipedia

 

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Did you know...


In the twentieth century, Yearly Meetings started to be held outside London, namely in Leeds in 1905; in Birmingham in 1908; in Manchester in 1912; in Llandrindrod Wells in 1924; in Scarborough in 1925; in Manchester in 1926; in Bristol in 1937; In York in 1941 and in 1942. in Edinburgh in 1948. In 1945, London Yearly Meeting produced a minute stating that the Yearly Meeting should be held in Eighth Month (August) outside London every four years.


These four-yearly meetings, which have become known as Residential Yearly Meetings have been held in Exeter in 1986; in Aberdeen in 1989; in Coventry in 1993; in Aberystwyth in 1997; in Exeter in 2001; in York in 2005; in York again in 2009; and in Canterbury in 2011.

 

London Yearly Meeting in 1994 decided on a change of name to The Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain in 1994, with the short form being Britain Yearly Meeting. This name change came into effect at the start of 1995.[5]


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