Children are an essential part of Godʼs family and they are warmly welcomed at our Church.
Play and Praise - This takes place every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 2:00 in the Children’s Area at the back of the Church and is aimed at babies and pre-school children. The format contains the following: prayer, song (usually with accompaniment from the children on instruments, bells or drums that we provide), bible story, arts and craft and an informal discussion with the Mums over a well earned tea and juice break.
All Age Service – first Sunday of the month. This is a non-communion Service of the Word and is aimed at families of all ages. It is accessible to all ages but is particularly appropriate to families with children. The children are invited to stay throughout the whole service, which lasts about 50 minutes. The Bible reading, story, prayers and hymns are all child friendly. The Children’s Corner at the back of Church has activities for the very little ones.
Special Services – Mothering Sunday, Easter, Whit, Lammas, Harvest, Crib/Christingle are all special services that are particularly aimed at families. We make sure that the children are involved with these Services as much as possible. For example the Crib/Christingle Service is led by children all the way through and a special children’s choir is put together for this Service. In 2013, 398 people made this Service a special part of their Christmas celebrations!
Young People in Services – we encourage the youth of our parish to become as involved as possible. This includes reading lessons, acting as sides-persons, leading intercessions and singing in the Church choir or special children’s choir.
Schools and Church – we have good links with our local schools and Great Budworth School and Cransley School hold regular Services in the Church.
Youth links – some of the young people from the parish link up with other young people from Bethel Church in Northwich and St Wilfrid’s Church in Davenham to attend MCYC (Merseyside Christian Youth Camps) in the Summer at Pwhelli in Wales. “It was great spending time with other young Christian people and sharing our experiences. It really helped to talk to other people who have been teased at school because of their Christian beliefs” (Amy, 15). ”I liked the music and the way we could discuss the Bible with other young people – plus the afternoons were just full of fun” (Chris, 12).