We are Young Friends General Meeting –
a national community of young adult Quakers in Britain.


YFGM is a good way to make links with other Young Adult Quakers. We gather together for worship and to share interests. Our members regularly meet up between gatherings and plan extra social weekends too. YFGM is open to everybody between the ages of 18 and 30ish, and although we’re based in Britain we welcome visitors from overseas. We welcome newcomers of all varieties, from those who have grown up in a Quaker family, to those who are simply Quaker-curious, have recently started attending a Quaker Meeting or simply resonate with the core Quaker Values (Peace, Equality, Integrity, Truth, Sustainability and Simplicity)


YFGM Gathering 21-23 February 2020, Friargate Quaker Meeting House, York 

Our next gathering will be held at Friargate Quaker Meeting House in Central York, half a mile from York train station.

The gathering will run from 6PM onwards on Friday 21st February 2020, until approximately 2.45PM on Sunday 23rd February 2020, although you can visit just for the day if you wish.

Young Friends will meet together to worship, share meals, socialise and share common interests. The weekend will also include a workshop session from Turning the Tide on activism and healing. Our guest speaker will be Edwina Peart, Inclusion and diversity coordinator at Britain Yearly Meeting.

Travel bursaries are available for newcomers. We had fifteen new faces at our last gathering in Edinburgh.

YFGM is FREE to attend, however we ask for a suggested donation of £15 or more, if you are able, to cover food and running costs. It costs YFGM approximately £75 per person to run the weekend.

Registered to attend YFGM Gathering York ? 

Find Documents in Advance HERE and HERE

Any questions, drop us a line at yfgm@quaker.org.uk

If you would like to keep up to date with what YFGM is up to, you can follow us on Twitter (@YFGM_UK) and Facebook (yfgm coordinator), or Instagram (youngfriendsgeneralmeeting) for more regular posts.

Future dates:

Planning Weekend: 17-19 April 2020, Swansea Quaker Meeting house

YFGM Gathering 22-25 May 2020,  Bournemouth Quaker Meeting House

Planning Weekend: 11-13 September  2020, Milton Keynes Quaker Meeting house

YFGM Gathering: 30 October – 1 November  2020, Redlands Quaker Meeting House , Bristol

Planning Weekend: 8-10 January 2021, Meeting house TBC

YFGM Gathering 19-21 February 2021,  Quaker Meeting House TBC


For more information see About YFGM or email yfgm@quaker.org.uk

Trans and non-binary statement

YFGM says ”the society of Friends should be welcoming and affirming to trans and non-binary people.” Read our full statement on the Trans and Non-binary page of our website.



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