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Young Church

Young Church

We aim to give children a love and understanding of the Christian Gospel through teaching which is appropriate to their age.

Young Church classes are held during the 10 o’clock Eucharist service, on each Sunday of the school terms, with occasional extra social activities, such as swimming and bowling.  About 40 children attend regularly, that is at least once a month, and they are divided into two groups, 4-7 and 8-11 year olds. Both groups go out after the first hymn of the service and return just before communion.

Each group has a lesson story, usually based on the gospel of the day, with discussions and activities such as craft, acting, singing and games, to illustrate the story. On the first Sunday of the month, the children give a brief presentation at the end of the service to show what they have learned.

Messy Church Workshops

At least twice a year, we hold a “Messy Workshop”. This is held in the Priory church and involves many sticky activities, such as painting baubles, planting bulbs, icing biscuits, making chocolate truffles and face painting, which are great fun for children and adults alike. This is followed by refreshments in the Refectory with songs/ carols depending on the season.

The workshop is designed for all children, so look out for posters in the local primary schools and churches.