We run a creche and Sunday School during the service which children are welcome to join. Groups start at the same time as the morning service and parents are welcome to drop them off a few minutes before 10:30 am.
Our creche is for children ages 0-3. You are welcome to stay in the creche with your child or to leave them in our care and we will discreetly come and find you in the service if your child becomes unhappy. (Our creche helpers are DBS checked)
Sunday School Groups – Ages 3-13
Our Sunday School has 3 groups that meet during the morning service – children can be dropped off a few minutes before 10:30 am and collected straight after the service has finished.
- Sunday School Beginners – For children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1. We have lots of fun finding out about a story from the Bible, singing, praying, learning memory verses and doing a craft activity. We also share news and play games and play games or toys. We use a mix of CLICK and the Jesus Story Book Bible Sunday School materials. We’re based in the Kennet Room in the church,
- Sunday School Central – For children aged between 6 and 10 years (school years 2 – 5). We sing, learn verses from the Bible, pray, listen to a Bible story and sometimes have quizzes. We do an activity sheet based on our story and then we get to play some games as we wait to be picked up by our parents. Sometimes we have coffee and cake afterwards for our parents to chat to each other and the teachers. Our teachers use the GO Teach material for our talks.
- Sunday School + – For children in school year 6 – 8. We like to chat and discuss things. We learn what it is to be a Christian and how to follow Jesus at school and at home. Towards the end of the year we get ready for joining the morning services and our leaders help us do this. We learn what a church is for and what happens in a service. We get help learning to listen to sermons and then we join the morning service, normally at the end of school year 8.
YPXtra is for young people in Years 9 to 13. We meet after most – but not all – Sunday evening services. Currently we meet in the Carey Centre, starting at 7:15ish and finishing at 9ish. We spend time talking and eating, and we typically chew over the sermons we’ve heard during the day.
To find out more about the children’s groups, please email the office.