Children & Young People
Throughout Christmas we will be holding some fabulous Children’s Workshops with Sam from Compost Kids – click here for details.
These are guidelines, there may be new activities not yet mentioned here. For further information on what is currently on offer please see our weekly pew-sheet our What’s On page, Messy Church or contact the church office
Junior Church groups meet each week during the 10.00am service except on the first Sunday in the month when we join with the adult congregation for the shorter (50 mins) Family Eucharist service. Children and families are often invited to help with this service as in the photo to the right. Otherwise our children stay with the congregation until the end of the second hymn when they leave for Junior Church and return in time to join parents and carers for Holy Communion. At the end of the service we welcome them to share what they have been doing with the congregation when this is possible.
- Our crèche welcomes pre-school age children for a story, possibly a song and a chance to play. (Please note that the crèche also operates during the monthly Family Eucharist for those who are too restless to enjoy the service.)
- Junior Church provides more structured activities for 5-11 year olds in our church family. We use many resources which provide stories, art and craft activities, word searches and puzzles for the children to solve.
We are fortunate to have a large band of CRB checked leaders and assistants from our congregation who enthusiastically run these 2 groups each Sunday. Please read our Child Protection Policy and Guidelines, reviewed annually by the PCC.
Push Chair Praise
This is a “light touch” service for 0-4 year olds held in church every Thursday afternoon at 2.00pm The children share a simple bible story and activity as well as being introduced to the church space (see photo left.) Everybody is welcome. For more information about Pushchair Praise please follow this link.
Family Day Out
A Family Day at Great Wollaston Farm proved extremely enjoyable – hospitality was superb as was Rob’s guided tour and talk (see photo right.) This was part of the annual “Visit a Farm” initiative to encourage awareness & interest.
Members of our junior groups and friends also enjoy a range of events throughout the year, including a trip to the pantomime, a Christmas party (following the Christingle Service), fun mornings and holiday workshops during school holidays.
Young (and not so young) parents enjoy a range of social activities (both with and without our children) throughout the year. These include: bring and share suppers, walks and rambles, farm visits, a wine tasting evening and a barbeque. Do come and join us.