Hello! We are Young Friends’ General Meeting, a national group for Young Adult Quakers aged between 18 and 30-ish in the UK – although we welcome people from beyond the UK to our gatherings.
We are a scattered community, and meet three times a year for residential weekends in different Quaker Meeting Houses to spend time together, explore our faith and ways of living out the Quaker testimonies to truth, simplicity, equality and peace. At each weekend we welcome between 50 and 70 Young Adult Friends.
Our Next YFGM is taking place in Lancaster from 3rd – 6th May 2013. The closing date for registration is the 22nd April. You can find the registration form and other documents will be here. If you have not been to a YFGM before please also fill in the form at the bottom of our documents page link above.
If you won’t be able to make our gathering in May, fear not, as we will also be meeting in Bristol, from October 18th-20th in the beautiful Redlands Meeting House.
If you would like to read some of our member’s reflections on Young Friends General Meeting, have a look at our blog section. Another good way to get to know us is to join our facebook group (YFGM), where events of interest to Young Adult Friends are regularly publicised (and photos are shared, discussions had etc. etc.)
YFGM is a good way to make links with other Young Adult Quakers in your area – our members regularly meet up between gatherings, and plan extra social weekends too. We welcome newcomers of all varieties, from those who have grown up in a Quaker family, to those who are simply Quaker-curious, or have recently started attending a Quaker Meeting.
We are a diverse bunch, united by a willingness to explore issues surrounding faith and social justice. We worship together in silence, and often use silence during speaker and business sessions to both gather and focus ourselves. YFGM members are interested and involved in issues such as:
For more information see About YFGM.
The YFGM Database has changed, if you have not been to a YFGM before please contact the office first before filling in forms, if you are a member of YFGM please fill in the form at the bottom of the Documents page (link above) and then fill in the following form to register for the upcoming YFGM yfgm-registration.
Registered Charity 1064763