Children & Young People

Young Friends, when gathered together, often form the most incredible communities in short periods of time. Communities of young Friends have the power to change lives for the better. Clair Reddy, Whispers of Faith.

Children and young people are valued and important members of the Central England Quaker community.

Events

Upcoming events for children & young people:

  • Junior Young Friends April 2019 27/04/2019 - 29/04/2019 at Selly Oak Quaker Meeting House, Selly Oak, Birmingham.  Junior Young Friends (JYF) is a residential event for young Quakers aged 13 to 18.  Over the weekend the young people will have the opportunity to meet other Quakers of their own age (with supervision from responsible adults) to live together as a community and to enjoy shared activities. There…

  • Monthly Group for Older Children (aged 10 - 14) in CEQ 04/05/2019 at Selly Oak/Woodbrooke, Birmingham.  A monthly Quaker group for young people aged 10 - 14 years old in the Central England area.  This month we will meet at Selly Oak Meeting House at 6pm. We will then walk down to Woodbrooke to be shown the old manuscripts there by Betty Hagglund, who is the…

  • Cake and Canoeing in Leamington Spa 01/06/2019 at The Leam Boat Centre, Royal Leamington Spa.  Meet at the playground next to the boat centre at 2.30pm for cake. Canoeing from 3.30pm - 5pm. This event is for children in Central England Quaker's Local Meetings, aged 6 and above and is organised by CEQ Children and Young People's Committee. Please contact Anna Edelsten using the form…

  • Monthly Group for Older Children (aged 10-14) in CEQ 08/06/2019 at Cotteridge Meeting House, Birmingham.  This is a monthly Quaker group for young people aged 10 - 14 years old in Central England area. This month we will play cooperative games in Cotteridge park. Meet and pick up at Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House. We will also be buying chips to eat in the park! Please…

  • Monthly Group for Older Children (aged 10 - 14) in CEQ 06/07/2019 at Selly Oak Meeting House, Birmingham.  This is a monthly Quaker group for young people aged 10 - 14 years old in Central England area. This month the group will be meeting at Selly Oak Meeting House for activities around a bonfire in the grounds of the Meeting House. Please contact Helen Waters at Selly Oak…

  • Monthly group for older children (aged 10 - 14) in CEQ 07/09/2019 at Cotteridge Meeting House, Birmingham.  This is a monthly Quaker group for young people aged 10 - 14 in Central England area. This month the group will meet at Cotteridge Meeting House. More information to follow. Please contact Helen Waters at Selly Oak Meeting House for more information.

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Children’s Meetings

Children are welcome at any of our Quaker meetings, and the following have regular children’s meetings alongside the main meeting for worship:

Most of our other Quaker meetings will be able to arrange a children’s meeting if you contact them in advance: please choose a meeting for more details.

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yq space

If you’re a young Quaker aged 11+ check out yq space for information about local, regional and national events, plus information and advice.