Church for children during Lockdown is very different than when we are meeting together.
The normal full programme of activities for children aged 0-10 aims to create a safe, welcoming environment where every child can be themself. We can't provide the physical environment right now but recognise the value in regular contact with peers and friends, and are trying to help encourage this. Our team of children's workers, led by our Children's & Families Leader and supported by some of our young people, are keen to provide content to entertain/educate children and support those who are looking after them.
This is: PBC Kids
, Memory Verse Challenge
, Online Games, Scouting Groups
Our pre-recorded online programme for children is available on Sundays at www.purleybaptist.org/live
. Tune in to watch the varied programme of Bible stories, scripture memory verses, craft activities, birthday greetings and more.
Each month we will memorise a part of the Bible – please use our visuals on your device or in print to help stimulate the mind! Kids aged under 10 can learn the passage one verse at a time. Send a video of the verse being recited on WhatsApp to Wendy on 07732 648693. We look forward to getting your videos!
August 2020 Psalm 100
Do you want to compete with friends and find out 'who is the best'? Or simply have a go at some games to see what fun is to be had. You'll be learning from the Bible as you go along. Click the logo to access. Adult supervision may be needed for login.
Watch this YouTube video for a summary of the Bible games and other resources. NB. This sites uses Adobe Flash so needs to run on Internet Explorer to run smoothly.
Aimed at ages 5-8 yr olds: activities and resources to help children learn about the Bible. Interactive games will help in learning the word of God. Also contains material that parents can download and print for children to do away from the computer.
Aimed at ages 5-8 yr olds: online bible games and also an app with games, bible story videos and so on. Games and stories teach Bible principles and how they apply in day-to-day life.
Option to register and be part of a leaderboard to win online badges and points. There are also videos (need to register) which transport children into bible stories and help them understand what it would have been like to be there when the story happened.
Aimed at ages 9-11 yr olds: interactive, multi-player game where children play in an imaginary world and embark on various missions, whist learning about the Bible. Includes puzzles and quizzes which children need to solve in order to advance.
Parents need to register their kids to play. It is free to try out, but the full games need to be purchased, and has an app version which can be downloaded.
Lots of books of the Bible games!
Bible Activities Zone: Memory Games, Jigsaw Puzzles, Matching Games, Maze Games, Dot to Dot, Moses Adventure Game, Hangman, Sliding Puzzles, Spot the Difference, Bible Trivia Quiz, Counting Activities, Colouring, Word Search, Word Scramble, Crossword.
We're ready to create online leaderboards
. Please email us
details to publish on this page so that you can challenge others players!
your username (not related to your first name)
name of the game
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. These groups are currently meeting online using Zoom. For further information please contact
Anthony Eeles at email@example.com
or phone the church office: 020 8668 0422
We will look to reinstate our normal programme of activities when it is safe to do so. When we are able to meet together again, we will look to resume our content on Sundays, midweek term-time activities and holiday activities. Naturally, most of these are indoor in a restricted space where social distancing will be a challenge. We may have to be very patient in waiting for groups to return! These are: Children's Church, Bods & Tods, Fun Club and Scouting Groups.
We want children to have great fun whilst learning more about Jesus and meeting with Him. An announcement is made during the service when it's time to go out. If you are new, please follow the crowd towards the Lower Hall and say hello to one of the leaders!
Our Sunday morning Children's Church groups for School Years R, 1 & 2 (Explorers) and School Years 3, 4 & 5 (Adventurers), use Energize resources with age relevant bible teaching and prayers, plus crafts and games. Younger children ages 2-4 years (Scramblers) have lots of play time, plus Bible story and crafts. 6 mths-2 years olds (Tumblers) are looking after in the same space. You are welcome to stay with your child here, or if you prefer keep them with you in church of the Cafe area.
Bods & Tods
Wednesdays 10 -11.30am (weekly in term time)
Refreshments provided for children and adults
Third Saturday of the month, 10am-12noon. Doors open 9.50am
Suggested donation per session: £1.50
Come along and join in the buzz of children at play! We have lots of toys and activities 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!
£1 per child
There's lots of fun to be had by children aged 5-10 making all kinds of crafts - clay, magnet making, ceramics, glass painting and collage.
We stay on for lunch after 12pm - 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. Based on the Scouting Movement, groups for boys and girls meet in term time as below:
Beavers age 6-8 - Boys Colony : Thursday 5pm | Girls Colony : Tuesday 5pm
Cubs age 8-10 ½ - Boys Pack : Thursdays 6.30pm | Girls Pack : Fridays 5.30pm
Scouts age 10 ½-14 - Boys Troop : Fridays 7.30pm | Girls Troop : Fridays 7.15pm
Explorers age 14-18 - Boys Troop : Fridays 7.30pm
If you have any questions about the programmes or want to know more about bringing your kids along then please fill in our Contact Us form.