Yearly Meeting documents

Documents for Yearly Meeting seek to prepare Friends hearts and minds to engage with the business of the Yearly Meeting. Produced annually the first available document were Preparing for Yearly Meeting, which includes the calling letter. 'Documents in advance' are now also available. During Yearly Meeting, we will publish the letters of greeting received from other yearly meetings and FWCC.

Continuing work on our structures

  • The Group to Review Yearly Meeting, Yearly Meeting Gathering & Meeting for Sufferings (GRYYM) has already talked through a lot of questions with Friends. The group thought it might help to share some of the answers that have come out of those conversations in a FAQ document (PDF). Please see the summary of changes (PDF) (this can also be found in appendix D of Agenda and notes).

Preparing for Yearly Meeting

Agenda and notes

  • Friends should read through this document in advance of Yearly Meeting as the content of Agenda and notes is referred to throughout Yearly Meeting sessions. It is an instructive, guiding document for the Yearly Meeting to help with preparations both practical and spiritual. It contains introductory material for Yearly Meeting, and the annual reports of Meeting for Sufferings, central committees, and other related bodies. Agenda and notes (PDF)

Testimonies

  • The Testimonies, or 'Testimonies to the Grace of God in lives' records the testimonies sent to Yearly Meeting by Area Meetings across the country of those Friends who have passed away in recent years. Testimonies radiate the Grace of God as shown in the lives of the Friends who have died. They differ from an obituary account of achievements, a few milestones in the life of the deceased serves to illuminate the spiritual gifts bestowed. Testimonies (PDF)

Annual report and Annual review

  • The Annual report and financial statements 2023 (PDF) from trustees covers the work undertaken by Quakers in Britain, the charitable organisation, and includes financial statements for the previous year.
  • The Annual review from the Recording Clerk is a review of the work undertaken by the charity throughout the past year.

Patterns of membership

Schedule of nominations

  • The Schedule of nominations records all of the proposed nominations that are due to be made at Yearly Meeting. Please refer to the Agenda and notes to see when specific nominations will be taken in Yearly Meeting Sessions. Schedule of nominations (PDF)

Advices and Queries

  • How might we encourage ministry that is faithful, loving, and deeply rooted in the Spirit's gathering and guiding presence among us? Clerks and elders have worked with Woodbrooke to draw together the following Advices and Queries for Yearly Meeting (PDF).

View the a archive

  • Watch sessions and lectures and read documents from previous Yearly Meetings. The Yearly Meeting archive contains the minutes, epistle and lectures from the previous seven Yearly Meetings. Visit the archive.

View the archive

Watch sessions and lectures and read documents from previous Yearly Meetings.

The Yearly Meeting archive contains the minutes, epistle and lectures from the previous seven Yearly Meetings.

Visit the archive