Sunday Groups

Children are a very welcome and important part of the St. James Church family and groups are available for all ages on Sunday mornings.

Children begin in church with their parents and leave part-way through the service for their own age-appropriate, fun-based sessions held in the church Centre. Sessions usually include Bible teaching, crafts and games. Younger children need to be collected by parents at the end of the service (or as directed during communion services).

Parents need to complete a registration form for their children to join Sunday Groups.

Please note: There are no children’s groups on the first Sunday of each month, as first Sundays are all-age (Worship Together) or Messy Sundays when children and adults stay in church to worship together. This also applies to the summer holidays.

 

Crèche

A supervised crèche is available in the Church Centre for babies and children aged 3 and under. Parents are free to stay with their children, or return to church and leave them in the creche to play.

 

Children’s Corner

A children’s corner is available on the carpeted area at the back right of the church, with books and quiet activities for those who prefer to keep young children with them during the service.

 

Bubbles

Bubbles is a fun group for children aged 3-6. Children can join Bubbles in the September after they turn 3 and will remain part of the group until the end of school year 1. Bubbles meet in the Hatch Room of the Church Centre. Children leave to join the group part-way through the morning service and enjoy their own fun-based session including a Bible story and craft. Parents should collect their children as directed during communion or at the end of the service. To attend Bubbles children need to be toilet-trained and able to stay without a parent. Any children who are not quite ready for Bubbles are very welcome to stay in crèche until Bubbles is right for them.

 

Splash

Splash is a fun group for Primary-aged children in school years 2 to 5. It meets in the vestry at the front of the Church which is accessed via the Church Office near the font. Children join the group as directed part-way through the morning service to enjoy a fun, age-appropriate session including Bible teaching, crafts and games. 

 

For details of Sunday groups for young people in school years 6 and above please see the Sunday Morning Youth page.