Childrens' and Young People's Groups

The Childrens' and Young People's Groups meet on the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month during term time only, this group is run by volunteers in the church and all children are welcome to attend from age 3 upwards, including visiting children for example during baptism services (children can return in time for the baptism).

 

The volunteers have completed DBS checks and are therefore qualified to look after your children during the service. The second and fourth Sundays of each month are a family service and a family communion service respectively - a supervised Creche is available at the back of the church during services on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month for any children who wish to use it.  On other Sundays adult supervision is required.

 

Please ask Lois Kefford for details. The groups mirror the school years. At Christmas the groups come together to perform a Christmas play and during Nov/Dec rehearsals will alter the usual pattern of the groups. The last session before the summer holidays is usually a party.​​

Sparklers 

 

The youngest children go into the Music Room in the basement of the Centre, during the first hymn. The session runs for approximately 40 minutes and children are collected in time to go up for communion and re-join the service. Leaders use a resource called "Bubbles" which includes child friendly stories, short prayers and songs and colouring sheets. Fun crafts or special activities may be arranged.

 

Who: Year N to Year 2 (Infant and Nursery school years)

Where: Centre Basement, Music Room

 

For more information please email office@stjohnsredhill.org.uk

Bright Sparks

  

Bright Sparks is held on the Ground Floor of the New Building in the Refectory. Children transition to Bright Sparks in the year they would be moving to Junior school, alternatively they can move up any time after they turn 7 depending on the wishes of the child. "Taster" sessions can be arranged and please speak to a leader if you have any concerns (See photo wall in church). This group is for children aged 7 to 11. Leaders use a resource called "Roots" and the session is set around a Bible reading and the teaching follows the church calendar - the children take part in discussions around the bible teaching and may engage in a variety of activities including colouring, crafts, acting or crosswords. The session runs for approximately 40 minutes and the children are brought back to church in time for communion. 

Who: Year 3 to Year 6 (Junior school years)

Where: Centre Ground Floor, Refectory

 

For more information please email office@stjohnsredhill.org.uk

Salt 'n' Pepper

 

Salt ‘n’ Pepper is held on the First Floor of the Centre in the Loft where there is a "Youth Den". Children transition to Salt ‘n’ Pepper when they join year 7 of Secondary School. This group is for young people in school years 7-9 inclusive. Leaders use their own resources set around the church calendar and living as a young Christian in today’s world. The session runs for approximately 40 minutes and the young people will be brought back to church in time for communion. 

 

 

Who: Year 7 to Year 9 (Secondary school years)

Where: Centre First Floor, Loft

 

For more information please email office@stjohnsredhill.org.uk

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