Children and Youth

ACORNS

For: Under 5’s and their carers
When: Monday mornings 9.30 – 11.15 am (term time)

We a lively sessions each week when Parents, Carers and Grandparents bring their preschool aged toddlers and babies to a morning of play and fun. Newcomers are always very welcome.

For the time being you will need to book a place through Eventbrite.

Only one ticket is needed per household and unfortunately we are not able to accommodate childminders at this time.

We try to offer a varied programme for each session so regularly include a craft table, story time and singing spot, as well as a wide selection of toys suitable for pre-school children. From time to time we include a “Special” mornings such as “Messy mornings” (where paint, glue and play-dough are found in abundance). If your child loves playing trains, farms, cars, dressing up, jigsaws, puppets, pretend cooking or pretend shopping then come and let them play while you can get to know other parents and carers from the area. There are plenty of refreshments on offer which are a perfect start to chatting with old friends or making new ones.

We run every week of school terms on a “drop in and stay as long as you like” basis. If you live in the area and would like some company for yourself and activity for your children then ACORNS might be just for you. We’d love to meet you.

 

SEEDS

On a Sunday morning, the Seeds group cares for children aged 0-3. With simple, faithful teaching about God and us, catchy songs, and plenty of toddler toys, the Seeds group is a great, safe place to leave your baby or toddler. It also provides a friendly space for parents to stay with their young babies if they wish (e.g. for feeding during the service).

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JAM

JAM is made up of age-divided groups for children aged 3 to 11 years old on a Sunday morning. Normally the children will leave the main church service at about 11 o’clock for fellowship, fun, engaging age-related Bible teaching, songs and prayers!

Our JAM leaders are great at building friendships with the children, helping them to feel safe and loved, and work hard week-to-week to support parents as they tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done” (Ps 78:4). All our leaders are DBS-checked, and trained in Safeguarding children.

Please contact the church office if you would like more details.

YOUTH

For young people in secondary school there are groups each week as follows:

  • Tuesday Evening, 7.30pm-9.00pm: Yr 7-9s meet at church for friendship, fun, and time chatting together about a topic or a bit of the Bible.
  • Sunday Morning: roughly every 2 weeks, the Yr 7-9s leave the main 10.30am service to chat, enjoy some refreshments, and study the same passage as the adults in a more interactive discussion format.
  • Sunday Afternoon: similarly, roughly every 2 weeks, the 10-15s leave the main 4pm service for their own age-specific group studying the same passage as the adults.
  • Sunday Evening, 8.15pm-9.45pm: a number of our Yr 10-13s join in with the evening service. After the service is finished, the Yr 10-13s take over the upstairs for food and drink, chat, a variety of games, and some more in-depth study of topics or passages from the Bible.

This term, on Tuesday and Sunday evenings, the youth are thinking about ‘Anxiety’. The programme can be downloaded here for Yr 7-9s and here for Yr 10-13s. Please go get in touch if you want any more information or support.