Children in the Life of Quaker Meetings

Children are an important part of the life of Quaker Meetings.  Most Meetings make special provision for children in the form of children's groups which meet separately from the main Meeting For Worship.

Children usually join the adults for about 10 or 15 minutes at the beginning or the end of Meeting for Worship. The rest of the time is spent in special children's activities which may include work using Bible stories or Quaker stories. There may be time for children to talk about themselves and the things which are important to them.  Older children have a programme of activities to support and challenge them in growing up as Quakers in a difficult world.

Afterwards there will usually be drinks and biscuits and a chance to talk and spend time with Quaker friends.