About Quakers

Quakers seek to experience God directly within ourselves and in our relationships with others and the world around us. We are rooted in Christianity but open to new light from wherever it may come. We draw inspiration from Jesus and regard The Bible as a source, but not the only source, of wisdom and inspiration.

In our mainly silent Meetings for Worship we seek inspiration and guidance. Inward growth is a continuing and individual process. We seek to act on the promptings of love and truth in our hearts.

Particular concerns for Quakers include:

  • truth and integrity
  • equality and justice
  • simplicity
  • peace
  • sustainability

There are links at the bottom of each page to more information about Quakers.

Children are always welcome. 

Children’s Meeting is held each Sunday at 10.30 am when a range of activities takes place led by at least two adult volunteers. They all join the main Meeting for Worship for the last 10 minutes. On the fourth Sunday of each month there is usually a meeting for the secondary age young people at 10.30 am. We try to have at least two all age Meetings for Worship each year. Our children and young people are encouraged to take part in the regional activities arranged by Quakers in Yorkshire and nationally.

Local involvement

Harrogate Quaker Meeting actively supports local groups such as The Harrogate District of Sanctuary and Zero Carbon Harrogate and we make a white poppy wreath and lay it at the Cenotaph each year. Our witness for peace includes a bi-monthly Meeting for Worship outside Menwith Hill. We are members of Churches Together in Harrogate.

Community

As a community we arrange:

  • social events
  • study groups
  • spiritual nourishment sessions
  • shared lunches followed by activities
  • craft group
  • walking group
  • book group

Most of these groups are open to people who do not worship with us. They are part of our outreach.