A whole community of Friends

Rebecca Fricker describes the benefits of an all-age Meeting for Worship

'Aside from the practical, what about the joy that an all-age community brings?' | Photo: Jelleke Vanooteghem via Unsplash.

Lying in bed at Woodbrooke on a Sunday morning, I was reading With a tender hand by Zélie Gross in preparation for a new role, when the start of chapter ten, ‘All age community’, made me yelp:

The care of younger Friends and their families is a whole Meeting concern. This chapter concentrates on the role of eldership and oversight in promoting the growth and health of communities in which people of all ages share in the life of their Meeting.

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