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Children's Ministry

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Have you got children that you would like to bring to Church? We run a specific programme just for kids!

Our aim is to make sure every child can be themselves in a safe and welcoming environment. Our children's workers are appointed through interview only, are DBS checked, and have both first aid and safeguarding training.

We want the kids to have great fun whilst learning more about Jesus and meeting with Him.

For our Sunday Services we cater for all children aged 0 to 11. We use a mixture of songs, stories, music, toys, art and crafts to learn all about God and the Bible. The groups we offer are:
 
Creche Logo   Creche (0 - 3 years) children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/carer at all times
 
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    First Steps (3 - 4 years)
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  Livewires (5 - 11 years)

For our Livewires group, we often spilt further down into Key Stage 1 & 2 and use age appropriate quizzes, games, music, stories, art, craft and science experiments to bring the Bible stories to life. We love to see the kids connecting with the Bible stories, while also creating and deepening their relationships with God.

We also love to have Dedications of children coming with their families for God's blessing. If you are interested in this or want to know more, do contact a member of the team.

Other Children and Family Groups:

Bible Builders - Every 3rd Sunday in term time we also have a event straight after Livewires called Bible Builders. We use Lego to help recreate and tell Bible stories in a fresh and engaging way to help the kids connect with the God.

Tiddlers Image.Tiddlers - Every Wednesday afternoon between 13:30 and 15:30 during term time we have a toddlers group for preschool aged children and babies with their families. There is a selection of toys and crafts for the children to enjoy, as well as story and music time at the end of each session. We ask for a donation of £1 per family which goes towards refreshments and children's snacks.


If you have any questions about the programmes or want to know more about bringing your kids along on a Sunday then please fill in our Contact Us form or to contact David, our Children and Families Worker, visit our Ministry and Staff Team page.
 
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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

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The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning. If you would like to get a taste of the Church and its services, we broadcast and upload them online to YouTube and Facebook, you can also find and watch past services here.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10:30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after the service. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to feel at home. All refreshments are free.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10:30am with a warm welcome from one of our team members.
Each week a member of the leadership team will lead the service with the worship group, along with other elements from the congregation, ranging from prayers, to family talks, readings and testimonies. 
Our main celebration has a time of all age worship every Sunday before children and young people leave for their age appropriate groups. Our worship is contemporary and diverse, fitting with the vision of the Church. We are a growing and thriving Church with a very multi-cultural congregation which is something we delight in.
We also have other services throughout the calendar year. Ranging from all age celebration to golden traditional services, to youth services and baptismal services. 
We don't abide to a dress code here, please come as you are. 

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What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for young people of all ages:

  • Creche (0 - 3 years) children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/carer at all times
  • First Steps (3 - 5 years)
  • Livewires (5 - 11 years)
  • Academy (School Years 7-13) 

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of our time of all age worship, someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. Please go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. 

The children's group activities vary depending on the age but usually there are Bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games free play and always with a friendly welcome! Please pick your children up once the service finishes.

Like the children, the youth will stay in the service until someone announces it is time to go out. We meet out the back of the building in the lower hall and the youth room, and there will be lots of people around to help show you to the right place. We often start with an icebreaker game while having our own refreshments and snacks. We then break into age groups for Bible study, discussions and a time of prayer.

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Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you would like to join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the Church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also have many other groups and ministries running through the week. If you'd like to know more, do get in touch or see the Church life tab. 

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Youth groups
  • Night Shelter
  • Foodbank
     
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the Church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you. (*Mandatory Fields)
 
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

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Senior Minister - Martyn Travers   Minister in Training - Phil Dyal        
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We love having new friends and families coming and joining us at Church. We warmly invite and welcome you in, and we hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our Church.

God Bless

Martyn Travers & Phil Dyal