Sheffield Central Children’s Meeting

Street art by Sheffield Central Young People

Our aim is to contribute to the spiritual development of our Children and Young People by giving them some experience of Quaker beliefs and practices. At the Children’s Meeting they can explore being Quakers in a range of different ways including being creative, having fun, hearing stories, worshipping and reflecting together.

Welcome to the children and young people’s meeting!

Since May 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the protective measures in place, we have been meeting online every first and third Sunday of the month. The Children’s Meeting is accessed via the main Meeting for Worship and the children and young people start off all together for our ‘Welcoming Circle’. We ask that all parents / carers join us at this stage to say a virtual ‘hello’. We then have two separate sessions:

Group Activity:For all school age children and young people. This usually involves a combination of games, stories, drama, art, and discussions. The group activity is run by a leader with a DBS certificate with the support of a helper.

Play Worker:For all pre-school children our Play Worker, Helen Hall, runs a session that includes stories, crafts, songs, and play. Helen has a DBS certificate and is joined in the sessions by a helper from our Children and Young People’s Work Committee.

At 11.20 the children and young people join the main Meeting for Worship and there is an opportunity for them to share what they have been doing with the wider meeting.

We welcome children and young people from other meetings (distance is no barrier in these times!) and those who are new to Quaker meeting. Please get in touch by email if you would like to know more about the Children’s Meeting and how to join us:

Young People age 11 – 17 can also go along to SYFAN (Sheffield Young Friends Action Network). Details of SYFAN’s meetings and activities can be found here.