This year Liam Roche and Tiegan Boyens both in Upper Senior were able to attend this Quaker event held in London. Part of the epistle (summary) of the event said…

‘we appreciated the diversity in the different ways of exploring our spirituality, such as the guided meditation epilogue which many felt enabled them to open up and be themselves. We gave and heard powerful ministry in our worship, which further inspired many of us to better connect with our spiritual side. In part due to the speaker’s young age, Chris Alton’s Swarthmore Lecture about being creative in effecting change in the world, resonated with us well. The lecture was humorous as well as eye-opening and encouraged us to think about how we could make a difference in our communities and our lives or, in his words, ‘may we go forth and reshape the world’. Through our Meeting for Worship for Business we wrote a minute to voice our community’s sense that we should revise Quaker faith & practice. This was read before Yearly Meeting where the decision was made. We appreciated the chance to be involved in the decision – through our minute and young people’s ministry in Yearly Meeting session – and expressed a wish to be involved in the revision itself.’