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.
Children and Families' Newsletter
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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 stay) is led by Jayne Joyce and team. Ramblers (for those becoming 4 in the academic year) is led by John and Helen Lowe and team.
Baby and Toddler Groups
Come and join us between 10am and Noon 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.
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 Sandra Eldred 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 Anne Maxfield.
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 Bea Longthorp and Sean Nightingale and team.
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 Lesley Dentry and team.
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 6pm 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.
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.
We now use ChurchSuite to collect all the registration info we need.
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.
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