Accompanying 2019

Come to Yearly Meeting Accompanying (15-18's)

Friday 24 May to Monday 27 May, 2019

At Friends House, London (non residential).

Accompanying is for 15-18’s (born between 1.9.2000 and 31.8.2003)  which will be looking at privilege and it’s impact on climate justice and sustainability and inclusion and diversity. You choose which Yearly Meeting sessions you want to join. You will be part of a small group who you will meet with during the event. There will also be social activities during the free time.

“The BYM Sessions we attended were really interesting and thought provoking”.

We hope that Accompanying helps prepare you for attending Yearly Meeting as a Young Adult Quaker.

“I liked being part of BYM and I felt welcomed and able to participate in Business Meeting”

What to expect: Explore new perspectives! Gain new insight’s!

Hear from a wide range of perspectives on the theme.

Engage with the theme in different ways.

Find your voice and be heard.

What you need to know

  • For young people, by young people: The structure and elements of Accompanying were agreed by a coordinating group of young Friends aged 15 – 18.
  • Attendees will be required to have a person who is responsible for them where they are staying during the event. 
  • Adult volunteers and staff will be available to support participation in YM. 
  • Social activities include bowling, picnics, discussions on sessions, a trip to an ice cream parlour and informal chats.



Accompanying is non residential and therefore incurs no cost. However individuals, who sign up for the social activities, will be required to cover the cost of their participation in each activity.

Accommodation ideas

Accompanying is non residential. If you live outside London and would like to attend Accompanying at Yearly Meeting, you could stay with your parent/s or guardians if they are also attending. If they are not attending, you could ask where Friends from your meeting plan to stay for Yearly Meeting and arrange to stay in the same venue.


The following venues provide cheap accommodation and are reasonably close to Friends House. Any young person attending Yearly Meeting should have an adult who is responsible for them in their accommodation.

Indian YMCA:

German YMCA

The YHA:*



Anyone can come to YM. However to participate in Accompanying, individuals need to book in advance. There is no requirement to attend the whole of YM and the booking form will give you space to indicate your planned attendance. Everyone in the Quaker community is welcome to attend Yearly Meeting. You don’t have to be a member. However you will be asked to indicate whether you are a Quaker member on your booking form. This is so that we can let the Yearly Meeting Clerks know that you are attending.


The closing date for bookings is Sunday 28 April. For the online booking form, please visit:



For more information about the event contact:

Aleks Zawadzka, Children and Young People's Team Administrator.

173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ, 020 7663 1013,