We have a vibrant and thriving children’s work at our church. Children are VERY welcome within the church and enjoy the flags and crafts during the worship before they go off to their sessions led by Richard and Tessa Case with their fantastic team.
About half our congregation is under the age of 18! Teaching and fun for young people are really important to us. We have four age-specific groups for children at pre-school and primary school ages, and a youth group for older children. All of children’s workers are DBS-checked and required to attend child protection training.
Crèche (age 0 – 3 years)
The crèche is set up each week with a variety of toys and books for the children to enjoy. Children are settled and cared for by our able leaders and don’t worry, we will always call you if we need you! The crèche room can be used to help settle/entertain your child from 10.30am if needed.
Rainbows (age 3 years – reception)
The children are welcomed by the leaders into Rainbows and given time to settle into the group with a range of toys on offer. After they've enjoyed some free play, the children are encouraged to sit around a table together and have a drink and biscuit. We then share a short story from the Bible using material from Bubbles by Scripture Union and enjoy a related craft or game. The children will be able to take home a reminder of the story and their craft at the end of the session.
Kids Club (year 1 -year 3)
Games, craft, stories, music and fun are all to be had at Kids Club. Each child is a valued member of the group, and our goal is to share God's love with them and encourage them to do things God's way. The children have memory verses and it would be great if you could look out for these and encourage them to learn them.
Club 10:52 (year 4 – year 6)
Club 10:52 is for children of ages 8 to 11 (10:52 is 8 minutes to 11). We begin each session with welcome and registration, and then start the main activities. These may include games, crafts, Bible stories, drama, quizzes and prayer. Different memory verses are chosen for each term, with chocolates and other treats for those who can remember them and we encourage children to bring their Bibles. We use online resources from Urban Saints which follow a variety of different themes.
Y Zone (year 7 – year 13)
A typical Y-Zone session takes place on Sunday mornings during the sermon slot at church and includes a mixture of games, activities and discussion based around a Bible passage. There is a Friday night Youth Cell where there is more opportunity for socialising and in-depth Bible study and reflection. Our intention is that every young person develops a personal relationship with Jesus, knows the power of the Holy Spirit in their life and learns to feed on the word of God. You never knew scripture tasted so good!