Young Friends General Meeting is the national organisation for Young Quakers in Britain. Our main events are the three General Meetings which take place at Quaker meeting houses around the country in February, May and October each year. These weekends are open to anyone aged between 18 and 30ish who is a Quaker, or interested in Quakerism. Our gatherings are a chance to meet like-minded people and find out more about, and influence, what Young Adult Friends do.
We 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 members also regularly meet up between gatherings, and plan extra social weekends. Many have used YFGM as a means to connect with other young Quakers in their area.
Quakerism is a religion and a way of life. We hold meetings for worship where we listen in silence for inspiration to give ministry. We live our lives to testimonies of truth, equality, peace and simplicity. We have no creed or set of rules.
We more formally call ourselves The Religious Society of Friends.
For more information about Quakers in Britain, please visit the website of Britain Yearly Meeting.
Quakers like having fun and have nothing to do with the brand of porridge oats!