Children and Young People
Our worship of God seeks to be welcoming and informal and accessible to all ages. Kids and Youth Church activities take place during part of the main 10.00 am service. Here children and young people can explore the Bible and discover what Christians believe through stories, crafts, games, song and prayer.
Once a month we have a special all age service, which is an informal time with interactive teaching and prayer times.
St Andrew's Community Church is physically joined to the St Andrew's Primary School building (CofE/ Methodist Voluntary Aided). We love working together and enjoy supporting each other.
Some of the Outreach Events include:
SCAMPS: sing, clap and praise services for pre-school children, their parents and carers on Tuesday at 2.15pm
Discovery Club; a weekly Christian after-school club for primary aged children. Christian crafts, stories and games on Wednesdays straight from school until 4.30pm.
Children's Summer Holiday Club and Easter Activity Day are times we explore stories and teaching from the Bible with 4-11 year olds
SHINE Performance Arts is a fun packed group for primary school children (age 4 to 11) to explore imaginations in as many creative ways as possible through drama, play, music, games, dressing up, crafts, prop building and making. We explore stories from the bible and finish with creative prayer time. Shine meets on Tuesdays during term time from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm. A walking bus is available from St Andrew's Primary School. For further info contact Elaine Hollings on 07855 982531.
SPARKS AND ENLIGHTEN YOUTH is a youth club with wall to wall packed activities for kids from reception primary age to 16+. The club meets together for opening time and tuck shop, then splits into separate groups, SPARKS in the main hall for games, hang out, music, circle time, crafts and free time (for ages 4 to 11) and ENLIGHTEN in the lounge for more 'grown up' stuff, including tea (eg pizza, noodles, chips etc), crafts, and exploring issues that our teens face today growing up and making sense of an ever challenging world.
Doors open every Friday during term time from 5pm til 7pm. £1 admission. For further info contact Elaine Hollings on 07855 982531.
Each year through our partnership work with Valley Cids ( a local Christian Charity) children and young people are invited to attend a discipleship camp at the peak Centre Edale and for the older children the Soul Survivor Chrsitian Festival.
Church School Liaison Facilitator
In September 2018 this special 'mission orientated' paid role was set up (reaching out to children and families who have little or no connection with church). It is a role that is separate to the above children's work. This role has risen out of a desire to build on the good and open realtionship St Andrew's Church already has with St Andrew's school. For more information contact Elaine Hollings at firstname.lastname@example.org.... or tel 07855982531