There are groups for children aged 0-11 during our 11am service on Sundays.
There is a Crèche room for children under 3 where toys are available. The service is relayed through so families can watch together. At the current time we need parents to stay with their children but hope to return to a supervised Creche as soon as we can.
Children aged 3-11 attend Sunday Club. They start in the main service before leaving for their own groups: Starters & Followers for those aged 3-7 and Challengers for those aged 7-11. Both groups learn stories from the Bible in a friendly, age-appropriate manner and include times of singing, prayer, discussion, craft, games and drama.
Children aged 8-11 are invited to attend the Woolie Taster CPAS Venture during the summer holidays. This is a residential holiday with four nights of fun and friendship – loads of activities with something for everyone, and a fantastic opportunity to learn about what the Bible has to say to us.
As a follow up to the regular work on Sunday mornings Lighthouse provides an opportunity to experience all the fun of our summer venture crammed into one day! It takes place in most school holidays and is for those in Year 3 to Year 6. Bible Discovery, Sport, Wii, Indoor Games, Craft, Food and a movie are all included in the time together. For details of the next event click here.
Toddlers is an informal group meeting on Mondays during term-time from 10.00-11.30am. We aim to provide a friendly, fun and safe environment for children under school age to explore and learn through play and an opportunity for their parents/carers to meet and chat in a relaxed setting. Each session includes time for free play as well as singing, a short Bible story and refreshments. Craft activities are regularly included. There is a charge of £1.50 per family (1 adult and up to 2 children) per session.
Play & Pray is for parents of pre-school children to enable them to have time and space to share life and faith together. Toys are available for children, while parents catch up over coffee. We share a Bible story together with the children and take time to pray for one another. Days & times vary, so check the Church Calendar for details.
mini-Refresh meets on selected Saturdays during the year from 10.00am-12.00pm. Craft activities are provided for children whilst parents enjoy fresh coffee and cakes at Refresh café. Refreshments and activities are free of charge. Children must not be left on the premises without parental supervision. For details of the next event click here.
Family@5 is designed to give families time together to get to know one another. It runs from 5.00pm approximately four times a year. Food is provided for all as well as time to relax and enjoy games and other activities. There is a suggested donation of £1.50 per person (max £5 per family). For details of the next event click here.
During the first full week of the summer holidays we run Holiday Bible Club for children aged 5-11. Recent themes have been Secret Agents, sport, space discovery and the circus! A fast paced and fun filled two and a half hour session includes a Bible story, songs, craft, quizzes and games. The week concludes with a family BBQ and games on Friday evening and an All-Age service on Sunday morning.
We host a ‘Light Party’ on 31st October providing a positive alternative to Hallowe’en and including a Bible story, games, craft, and food. We also plan a Community Christmas party in December and other special events in school holidays.
In the Easter holidays we usually run an event for all in Reception through to Year 6. This includes craft, sport, Easter eggs and a short talk unpacking the Easter story from the Bible.