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
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. Archived from the original on 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2009-07-17.