Children and Young People
As a church, we aim for children and young people to feel welcome and at home here.
All the groups and activities in our church seek to give children and young people a sense of belonging and help them know God’s love. Everyone is welcome and nobody is left out.
On the first Sunday of the month we have a Family Service at 9.30am where children join the Service. We have toy bags available for under 3s and Liturgy Bags for 3-11 year olds with books and objects related to each part of the service, helping children to take part in a way that is meaningful to them.
On the other Sundays, the service at 9.30 is Holy Communion. Children are welcome to come to this of course, but 3 to 18 year olds are most welcome to join in with our Sunday School, otherwise known as Sunday Club. Typically, parents remain in Church for the service, and children walk over to our Sunday Club room, “The Hayloft”, which is above the church hall, across the road from the church. The children explore faith and the Bible through stories, games, crafts, prayer and conversation. Everyone is welcome!
At the back of church we have a small room that is used as a crèche during the service. There are toys, a toilet and baby changing facilities. There is also a tv screen on which you can watch the service as it happens! Just ask one of the Welcomers (near the doors with badges on), when you come into church.
Ignite is our lively youth group for young people of secondary school age.
Ignite Discuss meets fortnightly on Sundays from 6 - 7.30pm. After sharing food, the young people and leaders come together to look at different aspects of faith and discuss some of life’s bigger questions in a safe and supportive space. There are plenty of games and lots of laughs!
Once a month Ignite meet for a social event, be it a games night, a safari meal, tennerfest or laser tag! In February half term Ignite take over Lihou Island for their annual retreat, which for many is the highlight of their church year.
Brand new for 2022! Diddy Donkeys is a group for babies, toddlers and their carers. We meet every Tuesday, in term time, from 10 - 11.30am in church for songs and a story, lots of toys, and plenty of tea and toast. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun!
Holiday Club welcomes children in school years 1-6 to come and find out more about Jesus. The club takes place over three to four mornings in May half term, with lots of games, crafts, stories and songs.