Records of York: Acomb Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends

Scope and Content

Minutes of Preparative Meeting, 1914-1940 (1 vol.) [J 10.1]; Attendance records, 1946-1965 (1 bundle) [J 10.8]; Papers, 1936-1966 (1 bundle) [J 10.9]

Administrative / Biographical History

A meeting for worship began in Acomb, near York, around 1905. In 1911 a former Primitive Methodist chapel on the Green was converted for a Meeting House. An Allowed Meeting was recognised in 1914, but it did not become a full Preparative Meeting until 1983. Historically a small Meeting, it struggled to continue during the 1930s and 1940s. It is part of York Monthly Meeting and is still in existence.


The records are numbered and arranged according to the system used when they were in Clifford Street Meeting House

Access Information

The conditions of deposit include a clause requiring written prior permission from a Friend Custodian for access to consult current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old

Acquisition Information

The collection of archives of the Society of Friends formerly held at the Friends Meeting House in Clifford Street, York


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 75, Inventory of the records of Yorkshire General Meeting and York and Thirsk Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends formerly preserved at the Friends' Meeting House, Clifford Street, York (1986)

Conditions Governing Use

As with access, the photocopying of current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old requires the permission of a Friend Custodian

Related Material

Related material in Leeds University Library: Records of York Preparative Meeting; York Monthly Meeting

Additional Information

The records are deposited and remain the property of the Society of Friends