First of all we want families with children to feel welcome at St Paul’s and be relaxed. God put the wiggle in children, so don’t feel you have to suppress those wiggles in God’s house!
What Happens on a Sunday Morning?
During the first part of the service, the whole church family worship together. Then, except for the 1st Sunday (All Age Service) the children go with the children’s team to do their own exciting activities. This lasts for approximately 40 minutes. When the children’s group time is finished (most likely before the end of the service), the children come back into the main service. We encourage them to join in and tell everyone what they have been doing!
Crèche (0-2 years)
During the service, if you wish, you can take your babies and toddlers into the crèche (located in the far right of the building as you enter the main doors). Here you will find a welcoming team member, comfy sofas, and a lovely selection of toys to keep the little ones entertained. You will need to stay with your child, but will be able to see and participate in the service via a TV link.
Sparks (3-11 years)
Our children’s ministry is called ‘Sparks’ and is run by a dedicated team, who will do everything to give your child a fun, exciting and safe time as they learn about Jesus and grow in faith. The sessions vary, but will include games, an interactive Bible story (possibly with puppets or drama), prayer, lively worship songs with actions, and art, craft or other activities.
For some of the session all the children will be together and at other times they will be divided into smaller groups by age.
Older children are encouraged to participate in the services. We’ll be flexible and always love to find ways to help young people grow and get actively involved in the life of the church.
In partnership with Liberty Church, a youth club for 11-16 year olds, runs at St Paul’s on Friday evenings at 7.30-10pm. There are the usual activities like computer games, pool & air hockey plus Christian worship and teaching.