What we believe about children and young people
“Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me.”
Matthew 18:2. The Message
Children and young people have a place in the church because they show us how we need to be to enter the kingdom of heaven and because we should welcome them the way we would welcome Jesus.
Sarah Fegredo is our Youth and Children’s Pastor
On Sunday mornings
The first part of our service is for people of every age – we worship god, pray and learn together. Then children and young people leave for their own activities in groups:
Creche - for babies and toddlers
Sparklers - for 3-5 year olds
Junior Church - for children at Primary School
God Squad - for young people at Secondary School
These groups are led by a team of volunteers and include bible stories, crafts, songs, play and discussion.
Everyone who works with children has had a Criminal Records Bureau Check.