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

    Resource

    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

    2016 Events

    Yearly Meeting Children's Programme

    This event takes place at the same time as Yearly Meeting, 28–30 May. The event is for children aged 0 to 11. For details of the Yearly Meeting Children's Programme 2016 visit the events page on the website. Please note that bookings for this event have now closed. If you need information on anything regarding the programme before May 27 2016, please contact the CYP Administrator on 020 7663 1013 or cypadmin@quaker.org.uk or the Children's Officer, Mel Cook on 020 7663 1014. During the event please contact Mel Cook on 020 7663 1014.

    Events for ages 11 to 15

    2016 Events

    Young People's Programme

    This event takes place at the same time as Yearly Meeting, 27–30 May. It is for ages 11 to 15. Please note that this event is now full and bookings for this event have closed. Please note that this event is now full, so we are unable to take further bookings. For details of the Yearly Meeting Young People's Programme 2016 visit the events page on the website.

    If you need to contact us during this event please contact Lucy Sam, Children and Young People's Officer on 07958 009 715 (from 1:00pm on Friday 27 May until 5:00pm on Monday 30 May) or 020 7663 1160 (before 1:00pm on Friday 27 May). If you need to contact us prior to the event, please contact the CYP Administrator on 020 7663 1013 or cypadmin@quaker.org.uk.

    Living as a Quaker

    This weekend event taking place from 21 - 23 October at Felden Lodge, Hemel Hempstead, provides an opportunity for young Quakers aged 12 to 15 to explore Quaker identity, values and beliefs.They will be supported to strengthen their understanding of Quakerism and be encouraged to explore what they think and feel in their daily lives, in relation to their faith and spirituality. For details and to book onto the Living as a Quaker Event 2016 please go to the events page of YQ Space, the website for young Quakers.

    Events for ages 15 to 18

    2016 Events

    Accompanying

    Accompanying is a non residential offer for young Quakers aged 15 to 18 at Friends House in London during Yearly Meeting. It includes attendance at Yearly Meeting and optional social activities out of session time.

    Anyone can come to Yearly Meeting and there is no requirement to attend the whole of BYM.

    If you are interested in attending, contact Cat the Youth Participation Officer at catw@quaker.org.uk or call her on 020 7663 1011 (before Friday 27 May) during the event call 07958 009744. We will need some information from you as well as confirming some of our arrangements with your parent or guardian - this isn't complicated and shouldn't prevent you from attending.

    Junior Yearly Meeting

    This was a residential event for ages 15 to 18 held from 2–6 April, 2016. For details about the Junior Yearly Meeting 2016 including the Epistle and Minute and event photos visit the past event page on ypspace.

    Facilitation and Leadership

    This is a training weekend for young people aged 15 to 21. It helps to develop skills in young Quakers who are involved in a wide range of activities including:

    • Planning and facilitating activities with their peers, or
    • are hoping to become an adult volunteer.

    For information about this training weekend please contact the CYP Administrator cypadmin@quaker.org.uk or 020 7663 1013.

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    Three year cycle of Junior Yearly Meeting events

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    Events across age ranges

    Exploring worship – being a spiritual warrior

    A weekend event for children aged 8 to 12 taking place at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre from 15–17 July 2016, with a separate programme for parents and carers. For details about Exploring worship visit the events page on the website.

    Living our Beliefs

    A one day event for Quaker youth/link groups to come together to worship and explore their personal and shared journeys in Quakerism. The day will be linking to the Living our Beliefs publication for young Quakers.

    Youth/link group coordinators are invited to bring a group of young people aged 12 to 18 from their Quaker meeting or youth/link group. This event is taking place on Saturday 9 July 2016, at Friends House Euston. For details about the Living our Beliefs event visit the events page of the website.

    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 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