Children & Youth
Sunday Morning Junior Church and Young Disciples
by Eileen Smith
Usually children go to the first part of Sunday Morning Worship, leaving after the children’s address for their own group activities. A crèche is provided for very young children. There is a wide age range of children. The children often participate in worship with sketches, prayers and activities.
We also have camping weekends, barbecues, sleepovers and have joined in with nationally organised Christian weekends.
There is a Junior Youth Club meeting on the first Saturday of the month.
Roundabout Parent, Baby & Toddler Group
The Birth of the Christ
by The Sunday School
Roundabout Parent, Baby & Toddler Group meets in the church hall, during term time, on Wednesdays between 9.30 and 11.30am.
There are currently 32 children coming to the group with an increasing waiting list.
Each week consists of free-play whilst everyone arrives, a prepared craft for the parents to enjoy with their child, a snack of juice and fruit (tea/coffee/biscuits for parents), more free-play ending with musical instruments and a good old fashioned sing-song.
Towards the end of the summer term we organize an outing. At the end of the summer and Christmas terms a fun filled party is arranged.
We also like to enter into the local Carnival in September and support local charities with things such as sponsored toddles.
Children and Toddler Clothing Exchange
An opportunity for parents to exchange clothing their Children’s and Toddlers’ have grown out of for something larger. It is open on Wednesdays during term time from 9.30 – 10.30am in the Church.
Saturday 5th May
Saturday Youth Club @ Bell Street United
Church (7 – 12 year olds)
What? Cooking, Crafts and Games.
Where? Shearer Room, Bell Street United Church
When? On the first Saturday of each month.
When? 5.00 to 6.30pm.
Our second Youth Club was great fun. Janet’s son, Mark, came up from Portsmouth and taught the young people about stone-age tools, giving them the chance to use flint and wear very fetching safety goggles! They decorated eggs with marbling ink and made Easter biscuits in varying shapes and sizes!. We are looking forward to the next one on 5th May.