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Children & Young People  

We are committed to looking after children and showing them the love of God whilst they are with us, and part of this responsibility involves safeguarding. All our leaders have DBS checks and have attended safeguarding training.

 

For a copy of our safeguarding policy, please click below.  

We also have a Children & Young People Code of Behaviour booklet, which is available on request from the church office.

Our Deputy Safeguarding Designated Person is: Mary Walker

Our Safeguarding Trustee is: Julian Shackleton

Our Children’s Advocate is: Nancy Wells

We also have a Vulnerable Adults Advocate, who is: Christine Lingard

 

God Lights Our Way

Our Glow Groups are our junior church, meeting during our Sunday services.

Children leave the main service after about 30 minutes to go into their groups where they spend time in fun and creative ways looking at the Bible and discovering what being a follower of Jesus means.

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Little Fishes Stay and Play Group 

​This is a group for 0 - 5 year olds along with their parents and carers on a Thursday morning in term time from 9:00 - 11:00am.

 

We have fun activities for young children such as painting, craft and story-time. There are also drinks and biscuits for both children and adults.

 

The cost is £1 per child.

 

All our staff are DBS checked so you know you are in safe hands. 

 

For more details contact the church office: 01789 414205 or email: office@stratforduponavonbaptist.org.uk

Messy Church 

Free family fun, games, craft, and food.

 

Messy Church is aimed at families with children. It involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. It's open to everyone, whether you come to church or not.

 

We typically start at 10am. Whilst we wait for everyone to arrive, we play board games or do a quick craft activity. We follow this with a short celebration time involving stories (usually from the Bible), songs, prayer and similar. Then it's time to head off and get messy with some craft activities and some games and activites.

We finish with a light lunch (usually a sausage in a roll, cake, fruit, etc).

By 1pm it's time to go home!

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Our Messy Churches usually happen 4-6 times a year, during school holidays, and they are completely FREE! They run from 10am-1pm.

Our next Messy Church is:

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Holiday Club

​Takes place for 1 week in the Summer school holidays and is led by our in-house team. 

Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 12.30pm

A number of fun activities will take place throughout the morning to entertain and engage with the young people, based on Bible stories.

Holiday club is open to non church children as well as those who regularly attend church. 

Taking part in holiday club will cost £1 per child, which helps fund the activities and materials the young people will use.