Children

Children are as much a part of the church family as anyone else; we go out of our way to make children and families welcome.

Now that we are meeting again in-person, you’ll find a warm welcome for you, your children, grandchildren or those you care for. Our church is quite chilled about noise, so you can relax and get the most out of the services.

Having encouraged the whole family to get together and join us on Zoom on Sunday mornings during the pandemic – to climb up on the sofa to listen in, sing and hear something for the children too, we are now so pleased to welcome everyone back together in person.

Your children are welcome to stay with you throughout the service for you to enjoy the service together. Alternatively, a couple of church members can sit with them with age-appropriate activities ready, giving you a  little more peace and quiet to get the most from the meeting.

If you come with your children to the late afternoon service, and some do, there will be a table set up to the side of the meeting for their comfort.

Up until the pandemic ..

Stay and Play’ was a toddler group, meeting for a few years at The Church Centre on Silver Lane, next to the library and behind Bookish. They met on a Tuesday between 10:30 and noon. 

‘WhizzKidz’ met on Wednesday afternoons between 4:30 – 5:30 for fast paced fun, Bible themed stories and activities with healthy snacks and a drink.

Going forward ..

While we have not quite established our children’s activity programme, we do take our safeguarding responsibility seriously here. Our church leaders and those responsible for children and vulnerable adults are routinely police checked, because we consider this important and, we hope, to give you peace of mind. Our safeguarding officer Martha is a senior health professional, with years of safeguarding experience, and is ready to speak with you.