Governance Handbook

“Being in community with one another is essential to our spiritual beliefs. Quaker Committees conduct work in the ‘manner of Friends,’ meaning that work is always done with attention to the divine spirit and love for one another.”

London Grove Monthly Meeting

This document has been prepared by the Implementation Committee. It describes the details of the authority, responsibility, accountability, available resources and means of accessing the governance structures and substructures of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

The work of Implementation Committee takes its direction from the Five year Plan which was approved at Annual Sessions in July 2014.

As the plan is actively implemented, this guiding document will be updated by Implementation Committee to adapt to the learnings resulting from direct experience with it. The handbook will remain a Working Draft until Implementation Committee is satisfied that it is complete and functional. The most current draft will always be posted on the PYM website.