New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.


358th Annual Sessions
AugUST 4-9, 2018 
Castleton University
Castleton, Vermont


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.

Key Information:

Registration is open! 

Are you interested in offering workshops or evening programs at our Annual Sessions?
Proposals are due by June 15.  Full details on how to submit a proposal are available here.

The Invitation to Sessions was mailed out in early June and is available here as a PDF.

The schedule for Sessions 2018 is available here as well.


    New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

    901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

    (508) 754-6760 - [email protected]