Children and young people

These programmes are an integral part of Yearly Meeting. They enable children and young people to engage with Yearly Meeting in a variety of age appropriate ways, encouraging their spiritual and personal growth, as well as connecting them with the Quaker community.

All 0 to 18s attending Yearly Meeting need to be booked on to the appropriate aged programme by a parent or guardian.

Children's Programme: ages 0–11 - bookings closed

Due to the high number of applications we have received this year bookings are now closed. If you would like your child to go on the waiting list in case a place becomes available please contact the CYP Administrator on 0207 663 1013 or cypadmin@quaker.org.uk.

Young People's Programme: ages 11–15 - bookings closed

The Young People's Programme (YPP) is a residential event for 11- to 15-year-olds (those born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2007), taking place at High Leigh Conference Centre in Hertfordshire. The Young People's Programme runs from Friday evening to Monday afternoon. Participants will join the final Yearly Meeting session on Monday afternoon at Friends House where the event will finish. The programme helps young Friends to engage with Yearly Meeting topics, explore their faith and practice, whilst including space for building community and taking part in fun activities.

Bookings are now closed. I you have any questions about the event please contact the CYP Administrator on 0207 663 1013 or cypadmin@quaker.org.uk.

Young People's Programme leaflet (PDF)

Accompanying Programme: ages 15–18

To prepare young people for Yearly Meeting as adults we offer the opportunity for 15–18-year-olds to accompany adult Friends to Yearly Meeting sessions.

Those who are part of this year's 'Accompanying' group will look at privilege and its impact on climate justice, sustainability, inclusion and diversity. Participants may choose which sessions they want to join. They will be part of a small group who will meet during the event. There will also be social activities during the free time.

Bookings are now closed.

Come to Yearly Meeting Accompanying leaflet (PDF)

Book for Yearly Meeting Accompanying

Accompanying - external link