Welcome to Sheffield and Balby Area Meeting. This is a grouping of several Quaker Meetings within the same general locality. Our regular meetings for worship are held at the 'local meeting', but about 6 times per year we meet as an 'area meeting', to deal with certain business matters and to enjoy sharing social time together. (Pictures below: Area Meeting in Doncaster)

Quakers are a faith group. We try to live in truth, peace, simplicity and equality, finding good and love in ourselves and those around us. Our meetings for worship offer a welcoming opportunity for spiritual exploration, refreshment, and sharing.

Living peacefully and promoting peace has always been a major concern for us. Friends at Sheffield Central meeting have recently (November 2023) agreed a statement on the Israel/Palestine conflict. 

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All our meetings are subject to clear Safeguarding Policy. (documents here)

Our area meeting includes 4 local meetings. By clicking on the meeting you can find out more about each one.

Sheffield Central 

Sheffield Central has a large meeting house in the city centre. Most Sundays, there are around 50 people, as well as children. Every Sunday meeting is 'blended' so a zoom option is available.

Sheffield Nether Edge

Nether Edge meeting is based in a suburb, and does not own a meeting house. Usually around 10 - 12 Friends may attend on a Sunday. 

Balby Doncaster

Doncaster also has a meeting house, a short walk from the city centre.

Hope Valley

Friends meet in Moore Memorial Hall, Brentwood Road, Bamford. S33 0AG. Meetings are 10.45 - 11.45 every Sunday. Then there is coffee. No children's meeting.  Discussion group on the FIRST Sunday of the month at 12.15 to 1.15 pm.      Inquire

In Bamford there has been a small community of Quakers living together for a number of years. For more details of that: www.quakercommunity.org.uk