Children aged 10 and under (and families) are invited to come along to church to meet with peers, friends and leaders! We're pleased to provide lots of creative, educational and biblical activities in term time, and special events in school holidays. The team of leaders and helpers are led by our Children's & Families Leader
and supported by some of our young people. Leaders are DBS checked and have first aid and safeguarding training.
THIS TERM: Sept-Dec 2022
From Wendy (PBC Children's Leader) & Sally:
Christmas is coming and so are our plans for this year’s Nativity Production! This will be staged on Saturday 17 December 4pm (followed by refreshments) & Sunday 18th December 11.15am (as part of the church service).
We are invited every child who would like to take part to come along to the auditions. There are roles for: speaking actors, non-speaking actors - angels, shepherds and more, narrators, choir members, and for pre-school children - little stars. Auditions for speaking roles are on: Saturday 12 November 3-4.30pm.
Other significant dates:
Little stars do not need to attend any rehearsals they can turn up on the Saturday and/or Sunday, however they are very welcome to come along to the dress rehearsal if parents/carers think it would help their child to feel happy about taking part.
Please contact us if your child would like to be involved and in what capacity. We look forward to having their contribution to this year’s Nativity.
Those who would like to have a speaking role need to commit to learning their words and attending rehearsals on: Saturdays 3-5pm: 19 & 26 November, 10 December
Non-speaking Angels and Shepherds will be needed on: Saturday 10 December 3-5pm
The Choir will be practising on: Saturdays 3-5pm: 19 & 26 November, 10 December
The Dress Rehearsal for everyone taking part is on: Friday 16 December 4.30-6pm
We want children to have great fun whilst learning more about Jesus and meeting with Him. We use resources from Urban Saints Energize
with age relevant bible teaching and prayers, plus crafts and games.
The following groups are active at the 9.30am and 11.15am services
. Everybody is in the church service to start, and an announcement tells children and youth when to go to their groups. If you are new, parents - please take your children out by following the crowds and say hello to to one of the leaders.
Babies - Parents can stay in church with their babies, or they can also join the Tumbler group and see the provision we have for toddlers
Toddlers and pre schoolers - Giggle and Grow
Reception, School Year 1 and Year 2 - On the Move
School Years 3-6 - Adventurers
Tumblers and Explorers are meeting in the Lower Hall, in an open plan style room. Adventurers are meeting in Purley Librrary. The programmes include a Bible story lesson, singing/worship, craft and games.
Come along and join in the buzz of children at play! Lots of toys and activities are laid out for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. Each week there is a craft activity and story-time linked to the set theme. Refreshments are available all morning - we hope you will get a moment to sit down and enjoy your cuppa! We finish with a song time altogether. Sleeping Bunnies remains a favourite!
Find our more and connect with our Bods & Tods Facebook Group.
Third Saturday of the month, 10am-12.30pm (doors open 9.50am)
2022: 17 Sept . 15 Oct . 19 Nov
2023: 21 Jan . 18 Feb . 25 Mar . 15 Apr . 21 May . 17 June . 15 July
For Children aged 5-10, adults please stay on!
£2 per child.
There's lots of fun to be had with organised games plus making all kinds of crafts - clay, magnet making, ceramics, glass painting, collage. We share a story from the Bible before lunch. Lunch is included - ploughman's for adults, burgers/sausages for children. Please enquire in the morning.
For more information, contact Wendy Colpus, our Children's and Families Leader. email@example.com
We partner with the 29th Purley Scout Group who provide groups for children and young people aged 6-18 years. We offer fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and skills for life. Groups meet weekly in term time:
Beavers aged 5¾-8 Monday 5-6.15pm
Cubs aged 8-10½ Fridays 5.45-7.15pm
Scouts aged 10½-14 Fridays 7.30-9.15pm
Explorers aged 14-18 Fridays 7.30-9.15pm
For further information on how to get your child/ren involved, please contact Anthony Eeles at firstname.lastname@example.org.