Children & Young Families
At the moment all our face-to-face and group work with children and young families is suspended due to the coronavirus, although we hope to be able to restart all we were doing before the lockdown and more as soon as it is safe to do so (recognising that may be some considerable time).
Before the pandemic we operated:
During our Sunday 10.30am services we would normally have three Sunday school groups running.
Bubbles for ages 3-6
Xstream for ages 7-10
Explorers for age 10+
During our services and some other events, children aged three and under would normally be welcome to go into the Crèche. The well-stocked and well-maintained Crèche is run by volunteer members of the church (all our volunteers have the necessary DBS checks).
Friday Youth Groups
On a Friday night we would normally run two youth groups which all children are warmly invited to.
Five Alive runs from 5pm-6.15pm and is for children aged 7-10 years old.
The Noise runs from 6.30pm-8pm and is for children aged 10-14 years old.
ABC (Adults, Babies & Children)
These groups for children from birth (or bump!) to school age and their carers would normally take place on Monday & Tuesday mornings in term time, in the Narthex, that is the large room across the west end of the church (two separate groups running in parallel on those two days).
The groups would run from 9.30 a.m. to 11.15 a.m., and cost £1.50 per adult and 50 pence per child. There are toys, games, jigsaws, books & a baby corner. There are crafts, snacks and a song time.
Genesis – Youth Life Group
Genesis would normally run on Monday nights from 6pm-7.30pm. It’s a younger version of our adult Life Groups aimed at children of high school age. The group would eat dinner together before sitting down for Bible study, worship and prayers, finishing off with a game at the end.
Three times a year (Christmas, Easter and Summer) we would normally run a Holiday Club in Church aimed at primary school aged children. Usually running over 3 or 4 afternoons, the children learn a Bible story through the use of crafts, songs and games. Snacks are also provided.