Jesus said “Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belong to such as these.” (Matthew 19.14). We encourage children to be present at both Sunday meetings and midweek. If you have a young child, please be assured that we far prefer you and your child to be present at meetings, with the noise that your child will inevitably make, than for you to stay away. If your child wants to “let rip” we have a creche to which you can take him or her. The sound of the service is relayed to the creche, so you do not miss out.
Children are encouraged to take a full part in the life of the church. We welcome suggestions for songs from children during open times of thanksgiving, and children sometimes spontaneously pray out loud.
We have a Sunday school for children of primary school age which starts half way through the Sunday morning service. Children stay in the service for the first half, and then go out for their lessons while the adults stay for the sermon. Children do not have to go out if they or their parents prefer them to stay in the service.
During term time we have a children’s class, taught by Henry Dixon, one of our pastors, with assistance from one of the mothers in the church. This is held on Thursday afternoons, from 3.45 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.. Different subjects do with the Christian faith are taught, and children are encouraged to learn Bible verses and ask questions.
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