We meet together on Sunday mornings at 10.30 in the main church for worship with the rest of the Church family, then, part way through the service we leave to have a time of worship which is age specific:
There is a crèche for babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age
‘Pebblestones’ caters for children from 3 to 11 years (pre-school to Year 6)
‘Boulders’ is for young people who attend secondary school.
The Junior Church sessions end at the same time as the main church service.
We use the Urban Saints ‘Energise’ material which introduces Christian beliefs and promotes faith in Jesus and living by Christ’s teaching. We use a number of activities including Bible stories, drama, games, crafts, singing, discussion and prayer.
For those who have a musical talent we encourage participation in our Music Group, which takes part in worship in some of the services.
The Junior Church also takes part in services in other ways, often being part of the Christmas Nativity Service and the end of term (prize giving and ‘promotion’) service in July.
We aim to provide a happy, safe environment, age appropriate learning experiences and we encourage our children and young people to use their individual gifts and talents.
Junior Church Bowling July 2018
Children of visitors attending our morning service are very welcome to join our Junior Church sessions.
On the second Sunday in the month, instead of meeting in our groups, we stay in church for an all age service. From September to Easter this is a parade service for the Boys and Girls Brigades.
We follow the guidelines set out in the Baptist Union’s Safe to Grow document.