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A center for Friends activities since 1766

York Friends Meeting

York Friends Meeting is a welcoming community, Grounded in God,  Growing in Gratitude,  Guided by the Light

A center for Quaker activities in York for 250 years, our historic meetinghouse is still alive with members and attenders old and young, a commitment to our community through participation and support of various activities, and a  witness on behalf of the environment through our native plant, pollinator friendly gardens, community gardens, and beehives.

As an "unprogrammed meeting" we worship in silence, honoring the Quaker belief that direct experience of God is possible for everyone, without any ritual or intermediary. We trust that all who take part will strive sincerely, both in their silent worship and in their spoken ministry, to seek that inward communion.

Our community is nourished by weekly shared meals, our annual picnic in the back yard, working together on the native plant gardens, the spring native plant and "Green Elephant" sale, the New Year's Eve musical openhouse for the York community, and more. 

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What's New

Join us for the Oliver Kindig -Stokes Memorial Sing --come at 9:15 for refreshments, singing begins at 10.  No need to be a singer or familiar with Sacred Harp style of singing.  There will be loaner song books and time to learn.

There will be a potluck dinner on the grounds.

You are welcome to a social gathering with food, refreshments and music at a nearby farm afterwards. Bring an instrument if you wish.

Admission is free  All are welcome


Native plants, perennials, trees and shrubs

Noninvasive plants and flowers

Collectibles and household items

Proceeds benefit local charities

Feel free to download the PDF flyer below and share widely

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Event Date: 
12/31/2016 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Back by popular demand!  Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Flute and Friends Duo,  Ed and Fran Norton

Light classical music with humor and fun

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Each month, Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM), the larger regional body of Quakers to which York Friends Meeting belongs, posts events of interest to Friends from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, and part of PA.  Check their web calendar at


Quaker Testimonies are a guide for how we should conduct our lives and how we should treat each other.  Below are six that form the core of our practice at York Friends Meeting:


Worship with us!

(717) 814-8437
York Friends Meeting
135 W. Philadelphia Street
York, PA 17401
United States
Meeting Times: 

Every First Day (Sunday):

Meeting for Worship 11:00AM-12:00PM

Other Sunday activities:

Every Fourth Day (Wednesday)  Seekers on hold until further notice.

In light of health needs of some members and attenders, The York Meeting requests that those joining us for activities, including worship, refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, or other products containing strong fragrances.