The Quaker Life children and young people's staff team organise a national programme of events for young Quakers of all ages.

Our events

Each event aims to bring together children and young people from across Britain Yearly Meeting. Children and young people are provided with opportunities to support their spiritual growth, personal development and understanding of Quaker faith and practice. They are encouraged to explore their faith and spiritual lives within their Quaker community.

Events for young Quakers are by age category, with some events taking place as part of a three year cycle. There are also all-age worshiping communities and regionally based events, which help connect Quaker meetings in the same region.

Booking details for all children & young people's events including Yearly Meeting

Events by age group

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    Three year cycle of events

    Discernment by Yearly Meeting Agenda Committee and Quaker Life Central Committee on the three year cycle of events for children and young people

    Image © Mike Pinches 2015

    Events for ages 0 to 11

    2017 Events

    Yearly Meeting Gathering Children's Programme

    The Children's Programme at Yearly Meeting Gathering is for 0 to 11 year olds (born between 01/09/05 and the beginning of the Gathering). The Children's Programme offers the chance to explore and engage with the Gathering theme in a variety of ways. Children will have opportunities to be creative, have fun, worship together, play games and hear stories. For more information and to book on to the Children's Programme please go the children and young people's page on the Quaker Yearly Meeting Gathering 2017 website.

    Events for ages 11 to 15

    2017 Events

    Yearly Meeting Gathering Young People's Programme

    The Young People's Programme (YPP) is an event for young Quakers aged 11 to 14 year (born between 01/09/02 and 31/08/05) at Yearly Meeting Gathering. YPP enables young Quakers to experience and engage with Quakerism and the Gathering theme in age appropriate ways. For more information and to book on to the Young People's Programme please go the children and young people's page on the Quaker Yearly Meeting Gathering 2017 website.

    Events for ages 15 to 18

    2017 Events

    Junior Yearly Meeting

    Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) is an event for young people aged 14 to17 (born between 1.9.1999 and 31.8.2002, inclusive). JYM is a welcoming, exciting and thought provoking event for young people and offers everybody the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and engage with spiritual ideas. For more information and to book on to JYM please go the children and young people's page on the Quaker Yearly Meeting Gathering 2017 website. For details about nominating to JYM 2017 visit the news and event page on the Quaker website.

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    Three year cycle of Junior Yearly Meeting events

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    Events across age ranges

    2017

    Living our faith in the world

    A five day event for young Quakers aged 13 to 17 and their friends taking place from 8 to 13 April 2017 at Embercombe, Exeter, Devon.

    Participating in a leadership programme young people will learn from the environment by contributing to tasks such as gardening, building and cooking. They will learn sustainable living skills and reflect on their experience. For further information go to the Living our faith in the world event on the BYM event page on YQ Space or email: cypadmin@quaker.org.uk or 020 7663 1013.

    Events for all age worshipping communities

    We are committed to offering opportunities for all-age gatherings where this is possible.

    Regional events

    Link groups

    Link groups are Quaker youth groups for young Quakers from neighbouring area meetings. To find out if there is a link group near you look at the find an event page of the yqspace website for young Quakers.

    Young Quakers Calendar

    The calendar includes information on national events which includes; Junior Yearly Meeting, The Young People's Programme, Leaveners, summer events, regional events and link groups. The calendar can be found by going to the find an event page of the yqspace website for young Quakers.

    Past events

    Pictures, videos and fun stuff from all of the young people's events that have taken place can be found at www.yqspace.org.uk.




    Header image © Mike Pinches 2015

    Contact us

    CYP Administrator
    cypadmin@quaker.org.uk
    020 7663 1013