Children in Church Children are very welcome at all our services. We believe it is important for children and families to feel they belong and are valued as an integral part of the church. We have the 9 o'clock Club every Sunday between 9.00 and 10.00am in church for children old enough to enjoy a craft activity up to the age of six or so, with a parent or carer (phone Malcolm or Shirley Monkhouse on 01327 260915 to find out more). We have some colouring resources and a few books and toys, and the ringing tower is available for use during 10.30am services. Please simply use your discretion with regard to reasonable behaviour as we strive to balance the needs of the whole congregation.
Fun Groups provide opportunity for children to meet together for a varied programme of activities including games, competitions, crafts, chat, tuck, and Bible teaching. There are three different groups for children of various ages from our local villages: Fun Friends (years 3 to 5); Fun Squad (years 6 to 8); Mud Club (years 9 to 13). Details of meetings are always published in the Parish News magazine and will also be included on this website’s events calendar. Please feel free to contact the relevant group leaders if you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of the groups’ activities.
Fun Friends - Suzanne Derbyshire: 01926 817921
Fun Squad - Annette Hone: 01327 220440
Mud Club - Ben and Lauren Densham: 01327 261311
For the very young (pre nursery) we run a Mums and Tots Group in the church building every Monday morning from 9.00 till 11.30. This includes story time, craft and singing as well as plenty of time for mums to exchange experiences as parents, Dads are welcome too! Contact: Shirley on 01327 260915
In addition to the meetings offered in the village, we also support certain other groups - either organised on a Deanery-wide basis or by churches in nearby towns.