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Children's Ministry

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Have you got children that you would like to bring to church? You are very welcome to see what we do at St Patrick's! Our aim is to make sure every child can be themselves whilst learning about Jesus in a safe and welcoming environment. All our volunteers are appointed through an application process, are DBS checked and have completed safeguarding training.
 

Sunday Activities

 
Children, youth and adults alike join together for a lively (and sometimes noisy!) first 15 minutes each morning service. After that, there are separate activities laid on for those aged up to 14, which run until 11.45am (when the service finishes too). These activities are a fun-filled opportunity for the children to learn more about Jesus. There is no need to book beforehand, just turn up to one of our morning services.

During the period of the building project, our groups are meeting in a variety of fun and interesting locations on the church site!

Please do not worry about the behaviour of your children, we want them to enjoy church in the best way they can. There's plenty of time for quiet once they've gone to their groups!
 
Sparklers (age 3-5)
Time: 10.30am onwards
Where: Creche in the Church
Finishes: collect your children after the service

Sparklers runs throughout every morning service (including family services) in the side-room off the church hall. We all worship together for the first 15 minutes of the service and then the Sparklers go out to their group. Parents can either stay with their child or leave them in the hands of the experienced helpers.
 
Junior Gospel Rock (School years 1-3)
Time: from 10.30am
Where: meet at the back of church, then across the road in the Church Office
Finishes: They come back in to church at the end of the service.

Junior Gospel Rock covers all our children from school years 1-3 - we meet at the back of church, after the first 15 minutes of the main service, then head across the road. Each week we look at a bit of the Bible together with a mixture of stories, games, songs, and activities.

Senior Gospel Rock (School years 4-6)
Time: from 10.30am
Where: meet at the back of church, then out to the Glamping Tents (fully heated) in the garden.
Finishes: They come back in to church at the end of the service.

Senior Gospel Rock covers all our children from school years 4-6 - we meet at the back of church, after the first 15 minutes of the main service, then head over to the Tent. Each week we look at a bit of the Bible together with a mixture of stories and more grown up activities.
 
FROG (Fully Rely On God) (age 11-14)
Time: 9.45am for breakfast
Where: meet at the back of church, then out to the Glamping Tents (fully heated) in the garden.
Finishes: They come back in to church at the end of the service.

FROG stands for Fully Relying On God. FROG starts at 10.30am in the main morning service for about 15 minutes, then come back out to the Tent for a fun and lively time looking at the Bible together. Frog is part of our youth ministry, more information can be found here
 

Midweek activities

 
TGI (Thank God it's Thursday)- currently meeting.
For mums with pre-schoolers. A time for children to play, adults to chat over a cup of tea or coffee. Every Thursday in term-time, 9.45am. Contact the church office for more information. 

 
MONDAY MADNESS
Time: 3.45-5.15pm every 1st and 3rd Monday afternoon
Where: Church (during the building of the new Centre)
Cost: Free (apart from 25p for sweets)

Monday Madness, is an action packed time of games, challenges, tuck shop and chat. 

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact the church office.