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Junior Church from 12/9/2021.

 

Junior Church will be re-starting on the 12th of September and we really look forward to seeing you face to face again.

Because of Covid and the limitations on space in the Stables there will now be a booking system via Eventbrite for a place for your child in Junior Church on the Sundays when Junior Church is available. These are the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays in term time.

Unfortunately at this time we will not have capacity for any under 3s at Junior Church. For 9yrs and up Alison will send a separate invite out for the ACE group.

Age groups you can book on Eventbrite:

3-5yr olds - Pebbles

6-8yr olds - Rocks

We would encourage parents to stay in church whilst their child is in Junior Church if possible. However if your child is in the 3-5 year old (pre-school or reception), then one parent could accompany that child if required.

We would ask that in the event of your child being poorly please cancel your ticket by contacting the organiser on Eventbrite so that someone else might be able to use it. Obviously please don't attend if anyone has COVID symptoms.

We would ask parents to use face masks and hand sanitizer and the Junior Church leaders will also be wearing masks, using sanitizer and cleaning measures.

Click here to book your place. (NB External Site)

Of course families with their children are welcomed at any service in Church. So if Junior Church happens to be fully booked then please do still join us; especially on the Third Sunday of the month when the service will be All Age. If you need proof of attendance for a school application there will be a register at the back of church. At the moment we won't have the book bags out so bring your own books/toys for your children during the service if needed.


 

The information below dates from pre March 2020 and may now be incorrect.

 

Children are welcome in church at any time for any service. Children are particularly catered for at the ten o’clock Sunday Communion service.
We offer a Junior Church at 10am on Sundays throughout the year except for August and Christmas / New Year. The children meet and start in church along with everyone else and leave during the first hymn to go down to the Old Stables for age specific activities. These can be based on the bible readings of the day or, when approaching major festivals, they work together over a number of weeks to produce something to share with the whole church. The children then re-join those in church in time to receive either communion or a blessing and before the end will be invited to share their work for that week with the congregation. Something enjoyed by all!

On a third Sunday in the month, there is no separate Junior Church – the children stay in church for the All Age Service where the prayers, readings and music are led by the children. On this Sunday we get together at 9am in church to rehearse the music, and at 9.30am in the Old Stables to practice the readings and prayers. All, young and not so young, are welcome to join in.

Please email Elizabeth Scott if you would like more information about Junior Church or Chris Cunliffe for details on the Music Group.

In Junior Church we offer

  1. A Creche for the under 3’s – parents remain with their children in the Stables;
  2. Pebbles ages 3-6 – lots of colouring in, sticking and fun with bible stories – parents welcome to stay with their children but it is good if the older children stay on their own, especially those already at school;
  3. Rocks ages 7-10 – craft activities and teaching about that day’s bible readings;
  4. Boulders ages 11-13 – a chance through discussion and activities to ask those questions about faith, and our practice of it, that challenge us all – young and old alike!

We have a team of some 15 adult volunteers who are all DBS checked, who all undertake Safeguarding training, and who take it in turns to lead the various groups.

We also offer JJs. This is a get together in the Old Stables for the under sixes and their carers.

It takes place monthly starting at 1.30pm. It finishes in time for the school pick-up. 

A Quote From The Bible

Jesus said to them, "Come and see." John 1.39a

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