Area Business Meeting

Our Area Business Meeting is a special type of Meeting for Worship used to make decisions: from how Quakers spend our money, to adopting a Concern.

Any Member can attend these meetings and take part in decision making: if you are an attender and would like to attend, please ask an Elder or Overseer at your local meeting.  The meeting will be chaired by a Clerk, who will introduce items of business to be discussed, and allow questions to be asked.  Members of the meeting sit silently in worship, reflecting on the matter in hand and try to Discern the way forward. Read more about Quaker structures.

Read minutes of Central England Area Business Meetings from January 2019 onwards.

Find out how papers for each Area Business Meeting are gathered and distributed, and view an archive of papers to circulate from January 2020 onwards.

Upcoming Area Business Meetings:

When & Where Event
Area Meeting March 2022 12/03/2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Online and at Bournville Quaker Meeting House, Bournville Birmingham, B30 1JT

Area Meeting March 2022

- Our Area Business Meeting is a special type of Meeting for Worship used to make decisions: from how Quakers spend our money, to adopting a Concern.
Area Meeting April 2022 27/04/2022 - 21/07/2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

Area Meeting April 2022

- April Area Meeting will take place entirely on Zoom (hosted by Sutton Coldfield Meeting). Details will be sent to Local Meeting correspondents nearer the time.
Area Meeting June 2022 18/06/2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham, B30 1JB

Area Meeting June 2022

- Our Area Business Meeting is a special type of Meeting for Worship used to make decisions: from how Quakers spend our money, to adopting a Concern.
Area Meeting July 2022 21/07/2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Warwick Quaker Meeting House, Warwick, CV34 4AX

Area Meeting July 2022

- Our Area Business Meeting is a special type of Meeting for Worship used to make decisions: from how Quakers spend our money, to adopting a Concern.
Area Meeting September 2022 17/09/2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Selly Oak Quaker Meeting House, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NB

Area Meeting September 2022

- Our Area Business Meeting is a special type of Meeting for Worship used to make decisions: from how Quakers spend our money, to adopting a Concern.
Area Meeting October 2022 15/10/2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Coventry Quaker Meeting House, Coventry, CV1 4AN

Area Meeting October 2022

- Our Area Business Meeting is a special type of Meeting for Worship used to make decisions: from how Quakers spend our money, to adopting a Concern.
Area Meeting November 2022 26/11/2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Bull Street Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham, B4 6AF

Area Meeting November 2022

- Our Area Business Meeting is a special type of Meeting for Worship used to make decisions: from how Quakers spend our money, to adopting a Concern.
Image: Friends Meeting at Cambridge, MA.