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 Safeguarding Designated Person is: Christine Lingard
Our Safeguarding Trustee is: Julian Shackleton
Our Children’s Advocate is: Nancy Wells
We also have a Vulnerable Adults Advocate, who is: Christine Lingard
Sunday Morning Groups
Our junior church groups meet 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.
Younger Group (ages 4-12)
Older Group (ages 13-17)
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:
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 with breakfast together – usually a sausage in a bun, toast and fruit. 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.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Our Messy Churches usually happen 6 times a year, during school holidays, and they are completely FREE! They run from 9am-11am.
The dates for 2021 are:
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.