New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.


359th Annual Sessions
AugUST 3-8, 2019 
Castleton University
Castleton, Vermont


Sessions Registration is Open!

*** Please note, we have filled our inventory of air conditioned dorm rooms on campus. If you have a need for air conditioning we recommend Friends consider nearby hotels and other accommodations. ***


What are the "Annual Sessions" of New England Yearly Meeting?

Each August, more than 600 Friends come together for worship, fellowship and seeking how God will guide us in meeting for business. Having first gathered in 1661, New England Yearly Meeting of Friends is the oldest "yearly meeting" in the Quaker world.

While this gathering is large—among the largest Quaker events in North America—there are many opportunities to connect with Friends old and new: vibrant youth programs, adult small groups, variety shows, topical interest sessions and shared meals. In recent years, Sessions has featured plenary addresses, Bible Half-Hours, a contra-dance, and coffeehouse.

    New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

    901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

    (508) 754-6760 - [email protected]