We hold our Sunday kids' clubs during our Whole Parish Worship (on the first Sunday of the month at 10.30am) and on the middle Sundays during the the second service (at 11.15am). On the last Sunday of the month, we have an All Age Service at 11.15am, in which the children are encouraged to take part. We also have crèche facilities at the back of church for underthrees at all our services.
At the moment we hold a variety of groups in St Matthew’s vicarage, for ages 4-8 and 9+. Our aim is to make the word of God, and the life of Jesus relevant to our children and to help them grow in their own faith and spirituality. This is summed up in our vision for children: Helping our children along The Way.
We have some very gifted leaders (all CRB checked) who are able to share their love of God with our children. The younger group share story time and then choose a relevant activity, the older group can choose between a quiet time of discussion and reflection, or a more active creative session. We are using the Scripture Union resources of Splash! and Xtreme at the moment.
We meet the children at their own level and ability, and endeavour to make our activities accessible to all.