The Meeting House is not hosting children and young people’s events given the coronavirus pandemic
Younger people and children are welcome every Sunday through our on-line conferencing facility. Please contact the Clerk of the Meeting for joining details.
However, there are no immediate plans (2021) for holding specific on-line Children’s Meetings as such. This could be developed in the future and would be announced through this website and/or through Meeting notices, email etc.
Children join the Meeting for Worship every Sunday for the first 15 minutes, then they move to another room where activities are laid on for them. This provides an opportunity for adult members of the meeting to share their faith, knowledge and experience with the children. Once a month older children and young Friends meet to share a cooked vegetarian breakfast at the meeting house. This is followed by discussion of topical or other issues of interest following which they normally join the Meeting for Worship towards the end of the period of silence. Please contact us using the link on the front page for further information and details of either of the above activities which can in time be held on-line through a live video streaming medium.
SAFEGUARDING OUR CHILDREN
In line with all institutions responsible for the care of children and young people, the Religious Society of Friends has instituted procedures to ensure that Quaker activity takes place in a safe and supportive environment. These procedures are fully applied within St Albans Meeting and are aimed at ensuring full compliance with the law and with good practice. References are required for all people working with children and younger people and checks are made with the government’s Disclosure and Barring Service (formally Criminal Records Bureau) when new people volunteer.