GROUPS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Children are very welcome at both our churches and we want them to be able to worship God in their own way. We have toy bags for those children who prefer to stay in church with their parents and a children’s corner in both our churches (and parents – we also have toilets with nappy changing facilities!).
The following are also particularly child friendly:
Crèche for preschool children and babies during the main Sunday service at both churches.
The Sunday Club
Activities for primary school age children during the service at St Mary’s on the first Sunday of the month and at St Alban’s on the third Sunday (in term time).
God’s Family at Worship (GFW)
Usually 2nd Sunday of the month at St Alban’s at 10.00am, an informal all-age service.
Usually the 4th Sunday of the month at St Alban’s at 9.45 for 10.00. Starting with coffee and muffins, an informal all-age service.
Practices 9.15 – 9.45 (before the iWorship service) at St Alban’s on the 4th Sunday of the month.
Monday Club at St Alban’s
In conjunction with Monday Café, at 3.45 children attending Monday Café in the hall are invited through to the church for 45 minutes of singing, stories, crafts, games, prayers and fun. Although mainly aimed at primary school children, everyone is welcome.
Baby and Toddler Group
Every Thursday in term time. 9.45 – 11.15 at St Alban’s Hall, Wood Street Village. An informal session with coffee, tea, fruit and biscuits. Come and have a chat while the children play.
During the first full week of the summer holidays, for children at primary school. Leaflets come out every year in May in the parish schools and churches. The Easter holiday club is in the Easter holidays and is usually just for one afternoon.
Parish Youth Group (PYG)
For years 7 – 9 approximately fortnightly 6.00 – 7.45pm on a Sunday and normally held at St Alban’s.
YPCC (Young People, Cake and Chat)
For school years 10 – 13, monthly on a Sunday afternoon involving cake, chips or something else beginning with c!