Children & Young Families
At the moment our work with children and young families is modified due to the coronavirus, although we are gradually opening up our groups as soon it is safe to do so.
Please see below for information on what we operated before the pandemic and what we’re currently offering now.
ABC (Adults, Babies & Children)
Our ABC Baby and Toddler group is back! We’re meeting this half term, from September to October, on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 1pm – 2.15pm. From November we’re hoping to resume our morning groups.
Who? ABC Baby and Toddler group is for babies to 4yr olds with their parent or carer.
We can welcome up to 25 adults plus children so we’re asking that only 1 parent, grandparent or carer books per child so that we can welcome as many children as possible. If you have more than 1 child you’re welcome to book in a friend or family member to look after your 2nd or 3rd child, each adult will need to book a ticket.
What? Our session will include free play, story time and nursery rhymes as well as a cuppa and a biscuit. We have a variety of toys available including ride-ons, walkers, wendy house, slide and tunnel as well as smaller toys such as cars, duplo, puzzles and games.
For babies a mat and chair will be provided and a selection of baby toys, although you may wish to bring your own if your baby is teething, wipes will be available if you need them to clean any of our toys after use.
Where and When? Pudsey Parish Church, LS28 8BE, 1pm-2.15pm. We have groups on Monday and Tuesday, you’re welcome to vary which day you come but please only come to 1 per week.
How Much? £2 for 1st baby/child, 50p for each extra child over 6 months old.
What do I need to bring?
Babies – mats are provided, you may wish to bring your own blanket and toys if they’re teething but we will have baby toys available too.
Adults – Masks are recommended inside (unless medically exempt). This is a request from the church as many vulnerable people use the building throughout the week. Thank you!
– Masks must be worn by any adults joining in with the singing time at the end of our session as singing carries a higher risk of spreading the virus.
Refreshments – drinks for adults and wrapped biscuits will be provided.
– We’re currently using disposable cups as part of our covid precautions so if you have a lidded travel mug to use that would be ideal to save on waste – bring it and we’ll fill it 🙂
– Please bring drinks for your child(ren), biscuits will be provided. If your child has specific dietary requirements please bring your own snack for them to be safe.
How do I book? – To book and for more details go to the “What’s On” page where you’ll find a link on the calendar for each week. You are also welcome to join our ABC Facebook group, where the link to tickets will be posted each week, or contact the church office. https://www.facebook.com/groups/231376034133721
We look forward to seeing you!
The Pudsey Parish Church ABC Team
Genesis – Youth Life Group
Genesis runs in Church on Monday evenings from 6.30pm-7.30pm. It’s a younger version of our adult Life Groups aimed at children of high school age. The group have a snack and a chat together before sitting down for Bible study, worship and prayers, finishing off with a game at the end.
If you’d like to come along, please contact the Church office.
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+
Our Sunday school groups are not currently meeting during our services, but we do have activity packs available for our younger children to keep them entertained during the services.
On the first Sunday of every month we are holding a Kids Worship service, aimed at families with children from toddlers to primary school age. The service has games, crafts, action songs, a bible story and lots of fun.
To keep our services safe, each family will sit in a designated area during our worship. Each area will have chairs, a table and a play mat, and all the materials needed for the crafts and games. We understand that children like to run around and play, and the service is very relaxed.
Booking is essential for these services, and you can find the booking link on our What’s On page.
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). Our creche is currently not running at the moment, but we do have activity packs and play mats for our younger children to keep them entertained during the service.
Friday Youth Groups
On a Friday night we would normally run two youth groups which all children are warmly invited to.
Five Alive would usually run from 5pm-6.15pm and is for children aged 7-10 years old.
The Noise would usually run from 6.30pm-8pm and is for children aged 10-14 years old.
These youth groups are currently not running.
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.