Children and young people are welcome! The most regular Children’s Meeting is currently held at Colchester Meeting, every Sunday morning 10.30 – 11.30. The children attend the main Meeting for Worship for the first ten or fifteen minutes, before going to the Children’s Room with a member of the Children and Young People’s Committee and an adult helper. Parents can, of course, stay with their children until they feel ready to stay with the other children and adults. Every couple of months a theme is chosen which the children explore in different ways. 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.
Contact your Local Meeting to find out about provision for children and young people during Meeting for Worship. Children and young people are always welcome to stay with a parent or responsible adult in the meeting for worship. Books and quiet toys can be provided, though experience shows that children generally prefer to attend a Children’s Meeting.
Colchester Meeting holds All-Age Worship when there is a 5th Sunday in the month. All are welcome
All Children and Young People’s Committee members and helpers are volunteers who have undergone 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.
Click here to find out more about the aims of the Children and Young People’s Committee, Colchester Meeting.