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How to Get Access to Members’ Area – Instructions

What’s in the Members’ Area?

The Quakers in Ireland Website now has a members’ area where members of the Society and regular attenders can read and download a variety of documents and forms.  These include items such as meeting and committee reports, event programmes, application forms and commitee membership details.

Who Can Get Access?

Anyone whose name appears on the 2010 List of Names and Addresses (Purple Book) can gain access to the members’ area by following below instructions. If your name doesn’t appear in the 2010 list, you can also ask the clerk of your preparative meeting to request access on your behalf by sending an email to

How to Sign Up for Access

In order to get access to the members’ area of the website, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. In the main menu click ‘Members Area‘ and select ‘Register for Access‘. You will then be on a page titled ‘Members Area’.
  2. Scroll half way down the page and you will see a form entitled ‘New Users Registration”
  3. Fill in the form with the required information as follows:
  • Username – make up an easy-to-remember username, this can be your surname and initials if you like.
  • First Name – your first name
  • Last Name – your last name email address – We need your email address in order for us to send you a password.
  • Phone number – we use this to verify your identity.

Click the Submit button at the bottom of the form when you are happy that you have filled out the form with the correct information. You will get an email from us within 24 hours, confirming your username and giving you a password.

If you do not get an email with these details within 24 hours, check the spam folder in your email to make sure the email has not been trapped.  You can also email who will re-issue the password by email.

Changing your Password or Personal Details

When you log in for the first time, click on ‘Register for Access’ in the Members Area menu. Here you will now see two links – ‘Edit my Information‘ and ‘Change Password‘.  If you click on on the ‘Edit my Information‘ link you can update the personal information you have supplied. If you click on the ‘Change Password‘ link you can change your password for something that may be easier for you to remember.

Your Privacy

Please take some time to review our privacy policy before you sign up.

Junior Yearly Meeting 21st -25th April

JYM, is an annual gathering for young Quakers (anyone between 14 and 18 — you don’t have to be a Member, just be interested and willing to get involved) from all over the island of Ireland.  This year’s theme, ‘Quakers: past, present, future’, will be explored through workshops and small-group discussion sessions, with plenty of time left over for games, entertainment and free time to just get to know other young Quakers.

JYM 2011 will be held at Moyallon Residential  Centre, near Portadown in Co Armagh, from Thursday 21 April (Holy Thursday) to Monday 25 April (Easter Monday).  Visit JYM website for details.

Moyallon is a great venue, designed for group events like ours.  Visit Moyallon website for directions and to take a look at their facilities.

 If you’d like to attend, email for an electronic version of the leaflet and application form.  JYM age range is 14 to 18.

IYM Public Lecture – Friday 29th April

The Yearly Meeting Public Lecture is open to everyone and is a great opportunity to meet Quakers.  It will be given by Ross Chapman at 7.30 pm on Friday 29th April with the title Called to be Friends.

Yearly Meeting 2011 will take place in Dublin at The King’s Hospital School, Palmerston from Thursday 28th April to Sunday 1st May.

Quaker organisation is controlled by meetings rather than by clergy.  Yearly Meeting is responsible for the affairs of meetings all over Ireland.  All members are entitled to take part.  The business includes the finances, consideration of reports of the many national committees and hearing of the work and concerns of Quakers worldwide.  Other religions receive invitations to send representatives.  While the central event for all Quaker communities is the local Meeting for Worship held every Sunday, Yearly Meeting is the occasion when Friends from all parts of Ireland and from further afield have the opportunity to meet and worship together.

Meeting: A Quaker View of the Northern Ireland Economy

DIFFICULT CHOICES – a Quaker View of the Economy

Philip McDonagh, until recently Chief Economist at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a
member of Portadown Meeting, will try to cast some light on questions about the economy and to explain in plain language some of the issues underlying the Northern Ireland Budget.

He will suggest some fundamental questions and choices that it raises for us a society.

When: Monday 11th April 2011 6.30pm for a 7:30pm start after light refreshments
Where: South Belfast Meeting House, 27 Marlborough Park North, Belfast BT9 6HJ

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Dates for Junior Youth Club

Junior Youth Clubs are held in Dublin and Portadown on a regular basis:

For the 10-14 age group at Portadown Meeting House between 7.30 to 10.0 pm  on the following dates:

Friday 8th April

Friday 13th May

For the 10-16 age group at Rathfarnham Meeting House between 7.30 to 10.0 pm  on the following dates:

Saturday 12th March

Saturday 9th April

Saturday 14th May