Our activities for younger people
Children are welcome at our Sunday services. Sometimes they will enjoy their own session whilst mum and dad worship in Church and on other days they can enjoy craft activities related to the worship whilst staying in church
Junior Craft Club
On Monday’s during term time the Church runs a late afternoon craft club where between 15 and 20 youngsters aged between 5 and 11 rush from the local Junior school at the end of afternoon to join this lively group. – most children do not have a Church connection. The children engage in short term and larger craft projects and are refreshed by juice and biscuits during the afternoon. Each session is ended with a story and prayers which the children really enjoy. There is often a waiting list to join this group – ‘Junior Church on a Monday’ after school !
The club begins again on September 11th 2017. and runs during Term times though to July 2018 . There is a small charge of £10 for each term to cover the cost of materials or £2 per session.
some of the craft ideas
Meets every six weeks or so and takes a bible or church celebration theme. The sessions start at 3.30pm after school has ended and begin with a simple snack meal for children and their parents who are also encouraged to attend with their children. After this there are five or six craft activities to chooses from all based around the theme for the day which occupy the children until story time. Sometimes with the aid of video clips or music, a familiar story from the bible is told in language which children understand.
The last Messy Church of the year was held on July 3rd. Dates have not yet been set for September but will be published as soon as possible. In the meantime if you would like to receive details of Messy Church events please e-mail Dianne click here for e-mail
To support the Dance school which meets on a Saturday in the Church Hall, church members provide hot drinks and bacon rolls to waiting parents while they chat to each other in the Church hall lounge. Not only does this raise funds for the Charity, but also provides an opportunity to talk with non-church goers.
£1000 was raised by the Cafe and other church events for Mary's Meals
This year (2016/7 )the charity chosen for Dance Café is:
The charity chosen for 2017/8 is Diabetes UK with particular focus on children struggling with Diabetes. Diabetes Uk has a number of programmes and research aimed at caring, prevention and cure.
There are about 31,500 children and young people with diabetes, under the age of 19, in the UK. The vast majority of them have Type 1 diabetes10. This is likely to be an underestimate as not all children over the age of 15 are managed in paediatric care. In Scotland there are as many children living with diabetes between the ages of 15-19 as there are under the age of 14. If this were the case in all four nations, we would expect to see around 42,000 young people under the age of 19. About 95.1 per cent have Type 1 diabetes; about 1. 9 per cent have Type 2 diabetes; and 2.73 per cent have MODY, CF related diabetes or their diagnosis is not defined11. Slightly more boys seem to have diabetes than girls: 52 per cent boys and 48 per cent girls, though girls are twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes11.
For more information about children with diabetes watch this short film.