Children and young people

Children are always welcome at any of our services, and children are an integral part of life in each of the church families.  We take their safety, teaching, and fun very seriously, and our latest child protection policy, is available here.  If you have any concerns about children or vulnerable adults at church, please contact one of our safeguarding team immediately: Simon Tomkins (the vicar), or Donna Wilcox (St John’s), Dave Howe (St Martin’s), or Ann McCabe (St James).  Please contact the Benefice Office (01782 722146 or via the contacts page).  For more information about any of the groups below.

Crèche and Mini-Mix (St James 10.30am):  There’s a well-stocked crèche room in the church building at the 1030 service, and there’s often a short Bible-thought and game there for those who are old enough to join in.

The Mix (St James 10.30am):  A Sunday school group for school children up to Year 6.  They normally go over to the church hall with their leaders in the middle of the 10.30am service.

Pathfinders (St James, 10.30am):  A Sunday school group for 11-14 year olds.  They normally go over to the church hall with their leaders in the middle of the 10.30am service.

Tea and Talke (St Martin’s): A youth group for teenagers in the benefice that normally meets during term time after the 6pm service.  This group is not meeting this term, but we hope to restart it soon.

Messy Church (St Martin’s):  Messy Church is a Sunday morning of crafts, Bible teaching and food for all ages, that we aim to run a few times a year.  The next one is planned for is on Palm Sunday (25th March).

JamJar:  JamJar is an after-school club at Ravensmead School. It’s not meeting this term, but we hope to restart it soon.

Adventurers (St Martins):  Adventurers is for Primary School children and meets in the St Martin’s church hall on Friday nights during term time from 6.00pm till 7.30pm.  The aim is to enjoy lots of games, fun and friendship, and there’s a tuck shop (with a £1.00 maximum spend).