Children's and Families' Work

St Andrew's is a church that is passionate about 'Growing God's Family' and part of this mission is to literally grow God's family by providing all the love, nurture and encouragement to both families and their children that is possible.

Bright Party

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Children and Families' Newsletter

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0-4s

Sunday Crèche and Ramblers

We have two groups for 0-4s. In the groups there is time for children to sing, play, do craft, have a snack, hear a Bible lesson and listen to stories. Creche (for 0-3s and any parents that wish to saty) is led by Jayne Joyce and team. Ramblers (for those becoming 4 in the academic year) is led by Lesley Dentry and team.

11:15 Sunday Group

This group caters for 0-7s at the 11:15 service. Children start in the service and then come out for snacks, bible stories, follow up activities and free play.  It runs a parallel programme to the 9:30 service. This group is led by Lesley Dentry and team

Baby and Toddler Groups

Come and join us between 10 and 12 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
A place to spend a fun morning with others in a relaxed and friendly environment. Free play, crafts, snacks, music and more. Open to parents, grandparents, child minders, au pairs and carers. The group runs during the school terms only.
Baby and Toddler Groups are led by Lesley Dentry and team

 

4s-7s

Scramblers

Scramblers runs at the 9:30 service and is for children in Reception at school. In the group there is time for games and activities, snacks, bible stories and craft. Scramblers is led by Martha Kempton and team

Climbers and Pioneers

Climbers and Pioneers run as a joint group for all key stage 1 children at the 9:30 service. Welcome activities, games, bible stories, the questions box, follow up craft and prayer. This group is led by Katie Birse

11:15 Sunday Group

This group caters for 0-7s at the 11:15 service. Children start in the service and then come out for snacks, bible stories, follow up activities and free play.  It runs a parallel programme to the 9:30 service. This group is led by Lesley Dentry and team

 

7s-11s

Explorers & Trekkers

Explorers and Trekkers run as a join group for all key stage 2 children (school year 3 – 6) at the 9:30 service.  Welcome activities, games, bible stories and small group time help children explore faith together. This group is led by James and Victoria Beilsten-Edmands

Evening Explorers & Trekkers

This group is for 7 - 11 year old children (School year 3 - 6) who can't make the morning session due to a sports commitment, but anyone is welcome.  It runs for the second half of the 6:00pm service during school term time.  We offer a mixture of fun and games and bible exploring until the end of the service. This group is led by Andy Pritchard and team

Trekkers' Clubnite

Clubnites are monthly social events that are open to Sunday Trekkers (Years 5 and 6) and their friends. We have fun, food, friendship and explore faith together.  Usually we meet on the last Friday of the month at church but also enjoy trips to the ice rink and cinema. This group is led by Lesley Dentry and team

Registration Record

A registration record needs to be completed annually for all children and young people attending church groups.
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Inclusion

We welcome all children to the groups we run at St Andrew’s regardless of their needs and abilities. We seek to work in partnership with parents so that we can care for the whole family as part of our church community. Let us know what you need and we’ll be happy to help.
Contact lesley.dentry@standrewsoxford.org or chris.aiken@standrewsoxford.org