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 July 2020 14/07/2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Online, video conferencing,

Area Meeting July 2020

July Area Business Meeting will take place via Zoom: details will be sent to Local Meeting correspondents. Documents in Advance are available to download, agenda items include: How have our meetings been getting on in unusual times?; Meeting for Sufferings Report; Possible new AM staff role.
Area Meeting September 2020 12/09/2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Barnt Green & Redditch Quaker Meeting House, Barnt Green, B45 8NR

Area Meeting September 2020

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 2020 24/10/2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Bournville Quaker Meeting House, Bournville Birmingham, B30 1JT

Area Meeting October 2020

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 2020 28/11/2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Bull Street Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham, B4 6AF

Area Meeting November 2020

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.