Children and Young People
We're really pleased to welcome back our young people to Junior Church (beginning 18th April 2021) and Youth Group (starting 22nd April). All other children and youth groups are still on hold at the moment due to coronavirus rules.
Children are welcome at all of our services and events. There are lots of things that are planned specifically with our young people in mind. Come along and try them out, we'd love to meet you.
ABC - a monthly informal worship service at St Mary's, Kingsclere (approx 20 minutes) for pre-school children and their carers. Followed by refreshments, toys and time to chat.
Toast for Tots - a weekly (during term time) meeting of pre-school children and their carers in the Kingsmill Room (side room on St Mary's Church). No service just plenty of toast and time to play. Songs at the end of the session if you want to stay.
Youth Bible Study - This group for young people of secondary school age (age 11-18) meet each Thursday in term time for bible study, snacks and drinks in the Kingsmill Room (St Mary's Church). They have recently enjoyed a Youth Alpha course and attended conferences and away days together. If you are already a Christian, if you have questions or if you have no bible knowledge at all come along and learn about Jesus while having fun with people the same age.
Junior Church (age 3-12) - our Junior Church groups in St Mary's meet every week (apart from 2nd Sunday when families worship together in our all-age service). The children start in the main body of the church with their families and then go out to their groups during the first hymn. If you are visiting or have not registered your child in the past please come with them so the leaders can take your details before dropping your child off. If you have younger children you are welcome to bring them out to Junior Church, but we ask that you stay with your child if they are under 3 years old.
Young People aged 12+ - our youngsters (many of whom are members of the youth bible study) prefer to stay in the service and tend to volunteer with the technology - they sit together in their own area and make sure the sound equipment is working properly. If you'd prefer to stay in the pews and join in with the worship that's fine too - whatever you feel is right for you.
Summer Holiday Club - in 2018 and 2019 a team of volunteers
worked in partnership with our friends at Pulse Ministries
to run a week-long holiday club in St Mary's for children
aged 5-11. Full of fun and games, bible stories, songs and of
course the famous "gunge tank" we've had a ball! Unfortunately
due to COVID-19 we were not able to run our holiday club in
2020. However, watch out for Summer 2021 when we hope
to run it again.