Please note that the main meeting room has direct wheel chair access from the street, via a small ramp, and there is level access from there into the library. There is a hearing loop in the meeting room.
Children are always welcome at Wandsworth meeting. Children’s meeting takes place every Sunday. There is no need to let us know in advance.
We have a big age range, and activities are designed so that everyone can take part. However, we realize that teenagers sometimes need different things from meeting, so we hold a separate Junior meeting for young people aged 11–16 years, on the first Sunday of the month.
Meeting for Worship starts at 10.30am, and all the children/young people join their parents in the meeting room for the first 10 minutes or so. We find that even the youngest children learn to sit still and become immersed in the silence. The children’s meeting leader will take the children out, when the moment is right.
You may want to stay with your child in the children’s meeting at first to help them settle in. Once your child is happy to go with the children’s meeting leader, you are free to remain in Meeting for Worship when the children leave.
The children’s activities are based on a monthly theme and include some Quaker education. Junior meeting themes are more suitable for the older age group, and might include discussions about faith, Quaker history, moral issues etc.
Juice and biscuits are provided at 11.25am, and the children are reunited with their parents after Meeting for Worship. On fine days, the children are free to play in the Burial Ground after 11.30am, accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
Please be aware that the main doors from the Meeting House onto the busy Wandsworth High Street are not locked, and from the end of Meeting at 11.30am there is no doorkeeper in attendance. So please make sure you keep an eye on your children at all times, from that point.