Youth and children
We aim to provide engaging groups and activities for young people of all ages, to help them find their own walk with Jesus.
Our youngest church members are welcome to play in the creche (within the church building) during services.
Junior Church caters for young people aged 3 to 16, running alongside the majority of 10am Sunday morning services. Junior Church initially join the congregation in church and typically move to St Peter's Hall (the PEC) partway through the service. Visitors and children whose parents don't attend church are also very welcome to join us.
We join with other local churches to offer Youth Services about once a term. There are also opportunities for older children to help out during our morning services, for example with audio-visual equipment.
Parish Youth Group (PYG) provides space for young people aged 11-16 to socialise and explore their views about life issues, while Baykon is a home (and cake) based discussion group for older teens.
Families from our church often attend Spring Harvest or New Wine, which both offer excellent input for young people. We also usually take a group of 8-16s to Spree in July and a group of older teens to Soul Survivor in August. We periodically offer craft workshops and holiday clubs, both for Junior Church members and the wider community.
If you are a young person or would like to get involved, please contact us.
Cell groups are small groups of our church family, meeting fortnightly either at a member’s home or another venue in the village. Cell groups vary in style and approach, enabling everyone to find a group where they feel most at home.
Cells offer a safe environment for developing strong friendships, gaining a deeper understanding of the Bible, refocusing with mid-week worship and supporting each other with faithful prayer. If you’d like to join in, please contact us.
We want to be a church of people who are both growing in their own faith and helping others to move along the journey of Christian maturity.
Much of our discipleship takes place through cell groups, where we encourage each other with Bible study, prayer and gentle accountability.
Confirmation courses run at least annually for those who are ready to publicly declare their faith, either as part of their preparation for baptism or to confirm their infant baptism.
For those who feel called to ministry, there are many opportunities including Lay Ministry, serving at Holy Communion and joining our Wholeness and Healing team.