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.
As of September 2021, we are really pleased to have reopened the groups on Sundays for children (and youth
)! 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 11.15am service
. 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 - Tumblers
Reception, School Year 1 and Year 2 - Explorers
School Years 3, 4 and 5 - Adventurers
Tumblers and Explorers are meeting in the Lower Hall, in an open plan style room. Adventurers are meeting in the Qube. The programmes include a Bible story lesson, singing/worship (and maybe dancing!), 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)
2021: 16 Oct . 20 Nov 2022: 15 Jan . 19 Feb . 19 Mar . Apr tbc . 21 May . 18 June . 16 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.
We partner with the 29th Purley Scout Group who provide groups for children and young people aged 6-18 years. Groups for boys and girls meet in term time:
Beavers age 6-8 - Boys Colony : Thursday 5 - 6.15pm | Girls Colony : Tuesday 5 - 6.15pm
Cubs age 8-10½ - Boys Pack : Thursdays 6.30 - 8pm | Girls Pack : Fridays 5.30- 7.15pm
Scouts age 10½-14 - Boys Troop : Fridays 7.30 - 9.15pm | Girls Troop : Fridays 7.30 - 9.15pm
Explorers age 14-18 - Boys Troop : 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.
For more information, contact Wendy Colpus
, our Children's and Families Leader.