Children and young people are welcome! The most regular Children’s Meeting is currently held at Colchester Meeting, every first Sunday morning of the month 10.30 – 11.30. Alternately, the children attend the main Meeting for Worship for the first ten or fifteen minutes, before going to the Children’s Room with a representative of the Children and Young People’s Committee. Parents can, of course, stay with their children until they feel ready to stay with the other children and adults. Every other month a theme is chosen and the children stay in the adult meeting making it ‘All age worship’. The aim of the Children’s Meeting is to provide a place where children and young people can feel free to be themselves, to ask questions, and to explore their spirituality.
Children and young people are always welcome to stay with a parent or responsible adult in the meeting for worship if they are able. Books and quiet toys can usually be provided.
Contact your Local Meeting to find out about provision for children and young people during Meeting for Worship. All Children and Young People’s helpers will have the required Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Southern East Anglia Area Quaker Meeting takes children’s safety seriously and has a Safeguarding Policy and two Safeguarding officers.