Children & Young People’s Programmes

These programmes are an integral part of Yearly Meeting. They enable children and young people to engage with Yearly Meeting in a variety of stage-appropriate ways, encouraging their faith formation and spiritual development and helping them to experience transformation beyond the event. As well as supporting integration with the Quaker community. There are events in person and online. Places need to be booked in advance and are limited by space.

Programme information

Online @ Yearly Meeting for children, families and teenagers

  • Two sessions are planned for each day of yearly meeting- one for children under 12 with their families, and one for teenagers. The online groups will also explore themes and topics relevant to Quakers, with fun, games, chat and worship.

Children's Programme (0–11)

  • For those aged 0–11 (born after 31 August 2012)
  • Bookings close Sunday 16 June
  • This year's theme is 'Love & Truth'.
  • "Children's programme was a really warm, supportive environment - just what the children thrive in, " with age-appropriate exploration of themes along with fun, craft, games and worship . The minutes from previous children's programmes can be found at

Young People @ Yearly meeting (ages 11–15)

  • For 11–15 year olds (born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2012) This is a non-residential programme incurs a cost of £15 per day, which is a contribution towards lunch, snacks and materials
  • Bookings close Sunday 16 June
  • This year's theme is 'The Power of Love & Truth'.
  • "YPP was an extremely engaging and interactive event. It helped me to expand and to be the best version of myself."
  • Young People @Yearly meeting is a series of day events over Yearly Meeting. Those aged 11-18 can attend one, some, or all of the days of Yearly Meeting, building community through exciting, creative and collaborative activities. There will be space for worship, and exploration of topics that are of importance to Quakers. The minutes from Young People's Programme 2023 can be found on the documents page.

Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) (15–18)

  • For 15–18 year olds (born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2008).
  • This is a residential programme, and costs £350.
  • Nominations by Meeting deadline Sunday is 24 March.
  • Participants should return a form to confirm their place by Sunday 8 April.
  • This year's theme is 'How can we nurture love in our actions?'
  • “It was a very safe space in which I felt comfortable talking to new people about important topics and expressing myself."
  • “Fun, friends, learning about Quakerism."
  • Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) is a welcoming, exciting and thought-provoking event for young people. It's open to anyone whether you have recently discovered Quakerism or have been a Quaker all your life. JYM offers the opportunity to meet new people, make friends through social activities and engage with spiritual practices and ideas.
  • The event is run by young people, who are supported by a team of adults. The group of young people who help to plan JYM (known as an Arrangements Committee) agreed the following theme: “How can we nurture love in our actions?"
  • For further information about coming JYM please see the event page.
  • Nominations close Sunday 24 March, and participants places should be confirmed by Sunday 7 April.

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Contact us

The Yearly Meeting team can be contacted from 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday.

020 7663 1040