Children & Young People

MESSY CHURCH

This fun new way of doing church for all ages from young to old has been around for a few years now and runs in over 3,500 churches around the world. 

Please join us on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.  This is NOT just for young families but for ALL AGES.   It is free, though you are welcome to make a donation towards the cost of the food if you wish.

Our sessions begin with a story told in the Godly Play style and then offer opportunities to respond to your thoughts and feelings through craft activities from drawing to lego, painting to playdough and much more.

We then have a short celebration including a couple of lively songs and then a sit down meal.

Contact Mary at maryvic49@gmail.com

 

TODDLER GROUP 

We have a Toddler Group, run by volunteers, for babies and children up to 4 years old. Open every Tuesday in term time from 9.30-11.30. Come and meet with other Parents/Carers and have fun with your little ones playing and doing craft. We tidy the toys away at 11.10 then enjoy singing and playing with the parachute, finishing at 11.30. Costs are £2 per family and includes refreshments.

For the latest information see the Community Centre website

GUARDIANS OF ANCORA

Scripture Union have developed an amazing groundbreaking game, called Guardians of Ancora, aimed at  8 to 11 year olds. This is an amazing opportunity for children to discover the incredible adventures of the Bible for themselves!

Available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices, Guardians of Ancora is a world-class digital game – an amazing virtual world where Bible stories come alive!

Download Guardians of Ancora yourself (for free!) and share it with children you know.

HOLIDAY CLUB

Each year we run a five-morning Holiday Club for approximately 85 children aged between 5 and 11.  Packed with games, songs, Bible stories, films, prayers, puppets and crafts, it is fast moving, creative and fun!

In the last few years we have travelled from Under the Ocean to the Jungle, from Ancient Egypt to Narnia. (Passports are supplied!)  At the end of the last day parents and carers are invited to join us for a hot-dog lunch – a chance to meet, and see what the children have been up to all week!  There is a nominal charge to cover costs.

On the Sunday following the Club there is a special Holiday Club service at 10.30 am which is based on the week’s activities to which all children and parents are invited. 


Holiday Club 2016
This year's Holiday Club is on the theme of Noah's Ark. It is running 25-29th July, 10.00am - 1.00pm. For ages 5 - 11 (Children must be 5 by 31 December 2016)
Cost for the week is £25 for the first child, £20 for siblings (you may be entitled to a free place if you are in receipt of benefits. Please ask for details)

WE ARE NOW FULL FOR THIS YEAR.
 

FAMILY CAMPING WEEKEND Church Camping Weekend is in July.We will usually go to the very popular Washington Caravan and Camping site. The plan is to arrive from 5:30pm Friday night, spend Saturday on the beach, then travel home on the Sunday after a short service by Clive. There is a small cost per tent and per person. Cars are free this year. If you would like to join us please get in touch with Angela Tuff via Contact us


FOR YOUNG PEOPLE:

 

Movie night, Once a month on a Friday evening from 7:00 to 10:00pm, involves good food and great films.

iGeneration This is an exciting, once a term, youth worship event, run by the youth for the youth from five Methodist Churches in the local area.

Youth Weekend On top of all this we have a special event once a term, which in the past have included weekends away, themed sleepovers at the church and trips to Thorpe Park. Get in touch via Contact us