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QM/B/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/B/MM
_____ MONTHLY MEETING _____ The basic unit of Quaker administration, which holds regular monthly business meetings. Only members can participate. It has responsibility for care of members, authorizes removals and marriages, maintains discipline, considers the queries, manages meeting property, fosters social concerns, and reports regularly to the quarterly meeting. _____ PREPARATIVE MEETING _____ A regularly-organized business meeting of a single congregation which prepared business to be presented to the monthly meeting. The scope of business as recorded in its minutes was normally limited to responses to queries and matters of property and school oversight. _____ QUARTERLY MEETING _____ Meetings for business held four times per year, attended by representatives of all monthly meetings in a region. It is an intermediary between the monthly and yearly meeting, serves as an appellate body for disciplinary matters, and considers problems too large for a local meeting to solve. A quarterly meeting holds the authority to establish or discontinue a monthly, preparative, or particular meeting for worship. It collects financial assessments from each monthly meeting in accordance with the quota established by the yearly meeting.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Nottingham Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-N681
Scope and Contents Records of Nottingham Monthly Meeting, 1680-2008. Includes men's and joint minutes 1730-2008, women's minutes 1730-1892, vital records 1680-1970, Ministers and Elders minutes 1895-1926, financial and property records 1763-1925, and miscellaneous 1765-1983.
Dates: 1680-2008

Nottingham Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-N685
Scope and Contents Records of Nottingham Quarterly Meeting, 1819-1990. Includes men's and joint minutes 1819-1990, women's minutes 1819-93, Ministers and Elders minutes 1819-1973, financial and property records 1886-1918, and reports to Yearly Meeting 1835-82.
Dates: 1819-1990