The Children’s Meeting

Wellington Friends has a vibrant and enthusiastic children’s meeting, led by Peter and Georgina. We have up to 9 children who meet once a month, on the first Sunday of each month at 10.30am, though Children are welcome to be part of the adult meeting at any time!

A meeting will often involve a story, a craft or piece of artwork, and an opportunity to look together at an issue that will often reflect matters considered by the adult meeting. Over recent sessions we have made Earth stars, bird feeders, seed bombs, model gardens, woodland nets and meditation stones. The garden just outside the window of the children’s hut is a vital part of our meetings, providing a calm backdrop as well an inexhaustible supply of inspiration and resources!

Children have featured in the history of the meeting, the current group was formed in March 2016, and has gone from strength to strength. The adult meeting has embraced the children’s group, and organised the timing of shared lunch to ensure everyone can be part of it.

Inclusivity is an important theme in our group, and the children are well practised in Makaton signing- recently they learned to sign along to the song ‘This is me’ from a film The Greatest Showman’.

The energy, ideas and values brought by the members of the children’s group have all brought immense value to the life of Wellington Friends, and make the light of the meeting shine that little bit brighter!