CHILDREN 

Our aim is for children to discover and encounter the God who made them and loves them. And for them to do so in ways that are appropriate for their age and understanding.

This means offering children opportunities to learn about God, explore faith, have an experience of God and see what it means to be a part of a larger faith community.

More than that, we take great care to make sure all the groups and activities are engaging, enjoyable, stimulating and relevant to young lives.

If you would like find out more about our activities for children 0 to Y6, please contact our Children and Families Minister Ada Rugg.

SUNDAYS

Little Stars

Age 0-2 in the Ministry Centre’s Oak and Olive Rooms

During our 9.30am service this offers an early play based introduction to faith, beautiful space, exciting toys and a short Bible, song and craft session. 

Parents can leave or join in the fun. 

Sparkle

Age 3-YR in the Ministry Centre’s Willow room

This helps children explore faith through a variety of ways. Includes settling in activities during registration, a game or introduction to the theme, songs, a story, circle prayer time and a craft activity.

Glow

Y1-Y4 in the Church Hall

Each energetic and engaging session starts with activities that help children  get to know each other and build friendships. Then worship is followed by a game or introduction to the theme and teaching. Finally year groups have follow up activities and prayer.

Blaze

Y5-Y6 in the Village Hall

Based on a well thought out and  age-appropriate teaching theme, there are games, drama, Bible stories and prayer time. The children are encouraged to engage with faith questions and explore what it means for them  to follow Jesus.

WEEKDAYS

Mums, bumps and babies drop-in

Mondays 10am – 12noon in the Ministry Centre.

Early support for new mums and mums-to-be with expert advice on hand. A friendly place to get together – with homemade cakes and drinks.

Toddlers’ Praise

Every Wednesday 10.00am – 11.30am in the Ministry Centre

For pre-school children and their parents / carers during term time. With toddler- focused singing, dancing, ‘playing’ shakers, bells and tambourines. Then a short Bible story and prayer.

Each session ends with half an hour of play time – while adults enjoy a chat over coffee and homemade cakes.

Messy Church

After school activity – 3.30 to 6.00pm in the Church Hall

Normally on the third Tuesday of each month. For those aged 3 and above together with their parents, grandparents, or carers.

Starts with refreshments. Then come lots of arts, crafts and games. Next is a short service with stories, songs and prayers – followed by a hot meal.