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 St John’s, Dave Howe (St Martin’s), or Ann McCabe (St James and St John's). Please contact the Benefice Office (01782 722146 or via the contacts page). For more information about any of the groups below.
Crèche (St James 10.30am): There’s a well-stocked crèche room in the church building at the 1030 service. This is not routinely staffed but parents are welcome to take their children into the crèche room at any point.
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.
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)
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).