Children, Young People & Families
BREAKING NEWS: The Joseph Rank Trust has recently approved a very generous grant of £45,000 over a 3 year period to help fund the costs of a Family & Youth Leader. This allows us to start recruiting a full-time person, with the backing of the PCC. This new position will make a real difference to our work with the children, young people and families in our local community.
Activities for children and young people
St. George’s is a great place for families and children and offers a warm and inclusive welcome to young adults to find community, discuss life and explore the Christian faith.
Little Saints: Babies and toddlers
Every Monday from 2 – 4pm (excluding Bank Holidays) there is a chance for parents/carers to come with their babies and toddlers to St George’s Church Hall to meet and chat together over tea/coffee. There is no charge for this.
Messy Church is currently under review.
There is an area for very young children and their parents or carers to play for all or part of our services.
Sunday School for children aged 3-8 takes place in the Hall during Parish Communion (9:30 am) and children are brought back to their parents before Communion and for the conclusion of the service.
Smarties range from 8 (Year 4) to 12 (Year 7) and leave Parish Communion after the Gospel for activities in the Vestry. They return for the Peace and remainder of the service.
There are many ways in which children can become involved in Sunday Services, from our proud heritage of bell ringing, to joining the excellent choir or the team of servers. Please click here for more information.
Beavers & New Cubs
A Beavers group, for boys and girls aged 6-8 meets on Mondays between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Church Hall.
New Cubs, for children aged 8-12 meets on Wednesdays between 5.30pm-7.00pm in the Church Hall.
Sunday Knights is a group for children and young people aged 10-16 which meets about twice a month in the Hall between 4-6 pm on Sunday afternoons during term time.
Usual activities include games in the Hall or on the Green, a sponsored walk, treasure trails and helping at the Christmas Fair and summer Fete. Many of the group enjoy taking part in the annual pantomime in early February. Information on activities this year to follow.
Students and young people
Students and young people are an important part of St George’s community.
There are a number of services that can appeal to people with a busy social life: particularly our Taize and Choral Evensong services at 6pm on a Sunday (the 2nd and 3rd of the month respectively) and the 11:30am Sunday Eucharist.
St George’s also takes seriously the contributions and talents of 18-30s, many of whom serve either on the PCC, as volunteers and leaders of events or take part in the service as servers or as part of the choir. St George’s is a great place to pray and worship, meet new people and grow or explore the Christian faith from a liberal and affirming position; we welcome all in God’s name.