New Registration Forms will be rolled out soon! We'll need these completed for all children attending events/groups at Christ Church. Please keep your eyes on the website or on e-news for further info in the next month.
At Christ Church we believe that God loves everyone. All ages, all backgrounds, all situations. This means we make sure that children find a place to belong and engage with God in a safe environment. Our purpose statement for our ministry with children is as follows:
Journeying with children and young people as they discover God’s love for them, become disciples of Jesus Christ and develop a relationship with him through the Holy Spirit.
For more about our vision and values click here.
We run groups for children right from 0 through to 11 years old. We want to ensure that the times that children are at church are happy times and provide a solid foundation for their faith. Many of these groups run during the Sunday Morning Service. We spend the first part of the service
We care that your children are safe, so all adults in these groups have been security checked.
2½ year olds
A safe, loving and fun environment for the little ones so that parents can participate in the Church service and other Church activities without concern. As these are their first experiences in Church, we want to make it a positive and enjoyable experience for them.
2½ - Reception
In Climbers, we look more at the Bible. We have lots of fun listening to the amazing stories and hearing about the incredible things that God can do. We also make lots of fun crafts and really enjoy singing and dancing!
School Years 1-3
In Adventurers we look at Bible stories and learn how they can help us understand God and his love for us. We also love making crafts and playing fun games!
School Years 4-6
In Explorers, we continue learning from the Bible and figuring out what it means to us today. We enjoy learning about this by playing lots of fun games and acting out the stories from the Bible!
Babies & Toddlers with Parents/Carers
Wednesday from 9.30 –
Friday from 9.30 - 11am --- Starts on Friday 20th September
A fun and friendly group for parents/carers and their pre-school children with playing, singing, craft activities and refreshments. We meet weekly on Wednesday and Friday from 9.30-11am.
Who Let the Dads Out?!
For 0-11 year old children and their dad's/father figures.
Occassional Saturday's from 9.30 –
A group for Dads/father figures/male carers and their 0-11 year old children on occasional Saturday Mornings. There are plenty of fun activities, bacon rolls(!), and loads of other Dads to connect with. It's a great way for Dads/Father figures to spend time with their kids and to meet other Dads. So give Mum a break and come along for a morning of fun! The cost is £4 per family.
Next sessions - Saturday 14th September, Saturday 9th November.
Other Events for Children
We value community at Christ Church and therefore run regular events for the children throughout the year, from the Light Party (our alternative Halloween Party) and our annual Holiday Club, to various fun Christmas events. We also run other social events like games nights and movie nights for the older children's groups. Keep an eye out for details of upcoming events on our home page or contact Steve for more information.