Children and Junior Church

Junior Church is organised for children during our services the school year. We currently have 2 sessions of Junior Church a month, plus a monthly All Age service where children stay in the service and are actively involved in all aspects of the liturgy. The Junior Church calendar is listed below and also dates for Junior Church and All Age services are in the general calendar. On Sundays where there is no Junior Church nor All Age, children are of course still welcome. Our minister will normally have an All Age talk at the start of the service and make sure there is a children's worksheet to do (using clipboards) during the sermon. 

Children are asked to sit with their parents at the start of the church service and are then invited to join the Junior Church leaders to go down to the hall after about 15 minutes or so (following a couple of hymns/songs, a prayer and sometimes a talk). There is no defined age range for Junior Church but rule of thumb would be pre-school to early High School. The main criterion is that children are able and willing to engage with the Bible stories and craft/games that are organised. 

We don't at present run a creche but little ones are most welcome with their parents in our services. We understand that they are not usually silent - nor are we! If your baby or child gets very restless, there is a small room (the Millenium Room) off the vestibule that you can go into to settle them. There are some toys and there is audio from the service. You could also join the Junior Church down in the hall with your young child, provided you stay with them.

We believe it is important that children and teenagers feel part of the church community and learn to understand and take part in what happens in church. This is why we have monthly All Age services and why we encourage parents to bring their children to church.

We try to include older children and teenagers as much as possible in the life of the church and are open to their ideas for volunteering in different ways.

All our leaders are PVG checked and trained in safeguarding.


Dates for Junior Church Spring 2019:

14/04   Junior Church – Palm Sunday

21/04   All Age Easter Service

28/04   Junior Church

12/05   Junior Church – Communion Service

19/05   Junior Church

02/06   All Age Service

09/06   Junior Church – practice for service on 16th!

16/06 All Age Junior Church led service



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