Our main activity for younger people in our church is JUNIOR CHURCH. This is a more
contemporary form of ‘Sunday School’, offering many fun activities, audiovisual input,
and various games and quizzes, and so on, all related to Bible stories. Junior Church
is run by a dedicated and enthusiastic team drawn from parents and church members,
all of whom are DBS-checked. The age range of Junior Church is from 3 to 11 years
old, although we do ask that pre-school children are supervised by a parent. Babies
and toddlers can stay with their parents in the church during the service in our
carpeted Family pews, where toys are provided.
Junior Church begins every Sunday morning except the third Sunday, at 10 am in St.
Mary's Church. After spending a few minutes in Church, sharing in our 'Family Time'
, Notices and lively songs, the children leave to spend time in our adjacent Stable
Room. An ideal small classroom size!
Secondary-school age young people can join our Partnership Youth Project Emerge activities:
Remix, TGIF, Youth Cafe, GEN2GEN, School Lunch Clubs, and Impact which meet at other
times of the week.
The young people return to Church to share in the final part of a Communion Service.
On the third Sunday they remain in church throughout for an All Age Family Service,
in which they play an active part.
Do bring your children to Junior Church; you will get a warm welcome, and you can
come along too at first, to help them settle in if necessary. It is a wonderful way
to help your children gain a deeper understanding of what the Christian faith is