Mid-India Yearly Meeting

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Mid-India Yearly Meeting
Classification Quaker
Associations Friends World Committee for Consultation
Region Madhya Pradesh, India
Hoshangabad, India
Branched from London Yearly Meeting
Congregations 6
Primary schools 4

Mid-India Yearly Meeting is a yearly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in Madhya Pradesh state in mid-India.[1] Quakerism came to mid-India as a result of missionaries from London Yearly Meeting who were members of the Friends Foreign Mission Association.[2] Missions were established in Mid-India in 1866 by the Friends Foreign Mission Association.[3] Mid-India Yearly Meeting was founded as an independent yearly meeting in 1907 in Hoshangabad.[4]

There are six monthly meetings in Mid-India Yearly Meeting: Hoshangabad Friends Meeting, Itarsi Friends Meeting, Kheda Friends Meeting (also in Itarsi), Sohagpur Friends Meeting, Seoni Malwa Friends Meeting and Makoriya Friends Meeting.[4] There are three schools in Itarsi which were founded and still run by Friends, but which now belong to the Indian government.[4] There is also the Sohugpur Friends' Girls' School which was founded by Friends and continues to be run by Mid-India Yearly Meeting Friends.[4]

In 2002, Mid-India Yearly Meeting published a Hindi language version of Britain Yearly Meeting's Advices and Queries, the part of British Quaker Faith and Practice.[5]

It is affiliated to Friends World Committee for Consultation.[1][6]


  1. ^ a b Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) (April 2009). "List of Meetings". Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  2. ^ Mundus. "Library of the Religious Society of Friends". Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  3. ^ Haberman, Frederick (1972). Nobel Lectures, Peace, 1926-1950. Nobel Lectures. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. 
  4. ^ a b c d Arnett, Mary. "Brief History of Friends in India". Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  5. ^ Gregory, Linley (2004). "Asia - West Pacific Section". Trustees' Report 2003 (PDF). Friends' World Committee for Consultation. p. 10. 
  6. ^ Friends World Committee for Consultation Asia and West Pacific Section. "FWCC Asia and West Pacific Section Affiliated Yearly Meetings and Groups". Friends World Committee for Consultation. Retrieved 2009-07-17.