Children and young people
Children are always welcome at any of our services, and children are an integral part of life in each of the church families. We take their safety, teaching, and fun very seriously, and our latest child protection policy, is available here. If you have any concerns about children or vulnerable adults at church, please contact one of our safeguarding team immediately: Simon Tomkins (the vicar), or Donna Wilcox (St John’s), Dave Howe (St Martin’s), or Ann McCabe (St James). Please contact the Benefice Office (01782 722146 or via the contacts page). For more information about any of the groups below.
Crèche and Mini-Mix (St James 10.30am): There’s a well-stocked crèche room in the church building at the 1030 service, and there’s often a short Bible-thought and game there for those who are old enough to join in.
The Mix (St James 10.30am): A Sunday school group for school children up to Year 9. They normally go over to the church hall with their leaders in the middle of the 10.30am service.
Mini-mix (St James 10.30am): (those who haven't started Reception yet) normally meets in the church hall for games, a snack and a Bible story during the 10.30am service. An adult is welcome to come over with their child during the service.
Tuesday Central Youth Group: 7.15-8.45pm in the Church hall for time to catch up, eat food, have fun, and enjoy the Bible! (Year 7-11)
Thursday Junior Youth Group: 6.30-7.30pm - a time to play games and enjoy the Bible! (Year 4-6) - contact the office for more information.
Messy Church (St Martin’s): Messy Church is a Sunday morning of crafts, Bible teaching and food for all ages, that we aim to run a few times a year.
JamJar: JamJar is an after-school club at Ravensmead School. It’s not meeting this term, but we hope to restart it soon.
Adventurers (St Martins): Adventurers is for Primary School children and meets in the St Martin’s church hall on Friday nights during term time from 6.00pm till 7.30pm. The aim is to enjoy lots of games, fun and friendship, and there’s a tuck shop (with a £1.00 maximum spend).