The Quaker Life Youth, Children, and Families staff team organise events for young Quakers of all ages and offer support to those who are running Quaker events across Britain Yearly Meeting.

There are also network, all-age worshiping communities and regionally based events, which help connect Quaker communities and share good practice.

Events

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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

    Our events

    Our events aim to bring together children and young people from across Britain Yearly Meeting and to offer opportunities to support their spiritual growth, personal development and understanding of Quaker faith and practice. Participants explore themes in age appropriate creative, fun ways, including through games, stories, discussions, role play, worship, craft-and much more. We hope to encourage children and young people to explore their faith and spiritual lives within their Quaker community.

    Upcoming Events

    There will be in person events for all ages as part of Yearly Meeting 2022. See our events page for more information about each event. If there is not yet information about a particular event, please check again as it will be uploaded nearer the time.

    • For 0-10s: The Children's Programme: 27- 30 May 2022
    • For 11-15s: The Young People's Programme: 27-30 May 2022
    • For 16-18s: Junior Yearly Meeting: 9-12 April 2022
      Accompanying: 27-30 May 2022
    • For 16-21s: Facilitation & Leadership: 2022 dates TBC
      see YQspace for more information

    There are also online events:

    Past events

    Each year, after Yearly Meeting events, each of the programmes shares a minute or Epistle with the whole Yearly Meeting. These outline what activities children and young people did and some of the feeling, ideas and questions which emerged.

    To find minutes and Epistles from past events go to the Yearly Meeting pages or see here for specific events:

    YM 2022

    YM 2021

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

    Events for all-age worshipping communities

    We are committed to offering opportunities for all-age gatherings where this is possible. Information for future events when they are planned will be made available here.

    Regional and summer events

    Quakers across the Yearly Meeting organise events for young people in their locality. Regional events, include local meetings youth groups and Link Groups which connect young Quakers with young people in neighbouring area meetings. Summer events are week long residential events with bigger groups of young people and offer new experiences, spiritual growth, friendship and fun. To find out more about any of these events take look at the yqspace find an event page.

    Header image © Mike Pinches 2015

    Contact us

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