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Resources for clerks

Monthly mailings

Monthly mailings are sent out on the last Tuesday of the month. Monthly Mailings lists the latest contents and links to the archive of mailings.

Other mailings

Records and archives

Advice if you look after your meeting's records and archives is available in Guidance for clerks and custodians of records.

Data Safety

Information about data safety and information security for meetings, as well as links for guidance for Area Meetings regarding registering with the Information Commissioner's Office is available on the Data Safety page in the Resources for meetings section. Queries may be emailed to Contact details published in the Book of Meetings are considered public information, Yearly Meeting staff may give these to an enquirer without asking for further permission.

Training courses

Training courses for Clerks are arranged by Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre. There is some Recommended Reading for Clerks

Right ordering

Right Ordering: A handbook of business practice within the Area Meeting [PDF: 686kb - new window] is a useful resourceabout our business procedures and reponsibilities in the organisation of our church affairs

Help and advice

Queries of church governance can be referred to the Support for Meetings Officer, Michael Booth. 020 7663 1023, fax 020 7663 1001.


A copy of the Minute of appointment of each Clerk should be sent with full contact details and dates of service to so that we can keep our details up to date.