Children & Youth at St Nicholas
We look forward to welcoming you to St Nicholas Church, Junior Church
We are constantly developing and delivering to our younger church — toddlers, children, and their families.
Our children spend a lot of time in school, studying, and developing. We don’t want them to feel that time together with God and God’s people on Sunday is more “School”.
Being together in the company of one another and being in God’s company are at the heart of Junior Church. Learning to grow together in love for God and for one another is the centre of all Christian teaching; it is at the heart of everything we do as a people of faith in Jesus.
What we offer:
We have a wonderful, thriving Junior Church group here at St Nick’s through which children aged 0-11 have the opportunity to come together on a Sunday morning for a time of fun, learning and friendship.
Adventurers is the group for children aged 3-5 who enjoy lots of singing, Bible stories, making and doing. It is held in the Dalton Room of the Village Hall.
Explorers is the group for children aged 6-11. They meet in the Main Hall for worship, teaching and a variety of theme-related activities, usually linked to the Bible readings set for the day. These readings are read across the world on the same Sunday in most Christian churches.
Each of these groups is resourced with wonderfully enthusiastic teachers and helpers to ensure that the children are given the best teaching and care we can offer.
Children may be dropped off from 9.20am allowing parents and carers to join with the adult members of the church for worship in church - which we encourage and expect.
All children should be collected after the sermon and brought into church so that they can join with the whole church for communion or a blessing, and be sent out to begin a new week.
Safeguarding and Enrolment:
We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we understand how important it is that every parent / guardian feels that their child is in safe hands.
We have thorough recruitment and checking processes around all those who help lead and support our Creche and Junior Church groups.
Every helper who serves in a specific role completes a full recruitment process, has references submitted, and has an enhanced DBS Disclosure.
It is also important that every child is properly registered / enrolled with us. Enrolment forms are available in the Children's Corner in Church, from the Parish Office and the “Junior Church” group leaders.
Enrolment Forms must be completed BEFORE a a child can be admitted to any of the groups.
On the 1st Sunday of the month we have our Breakfast Praise at 9.30am in the Village Hall There is a room set aside if you need time out from the service.
This time is specifically set aside each month for us to gather (across every age group) to share food, fellowship and worship.
On the 3rd Sunday of the month we have our Worship for All Service. This is a Communion Service in church at which we encourage the whole church to be together, with a liturgy and teaching which especially bears our youngest members in mind.