The children stay in the service for the first half an hour (approx.) and then we provide three groups for them to attend if they wish, to help them learn more about Jesus.
There are two Sunday school groups – one for key stage 1 and one for key stage 2. We can also provide creche facilities should you require them.
The key stage 1 Sunday school group meets downstairs. They have a lot of fun learning together through a variety of activities. They always start with snack time and a space to catch up with the excitement of the week. Then they look inside the Bible and the children take it in turns to open the Bible where they will find a clue to the days story. The story is usually told using dolls or puppets before moving on to doing a related craft, colouring or cooking which is designed to help reinforce what the children have been learning about. They always have a lot of fun and often make a mess in the process.
The key stage 2 Sunday school group meets upstairs. There are six adults who lead (in pairs) on a one in three rota. A typical Sunday morning would include a snack time, news, a relevant DVD excerpt, discussion around a Biblical theme, a game or quiz, and a craft activity.
We also run a group on Sunday mornings during the time when Sunday school meets called CY. CY is run for young people who are in key stage 3. They study the Bible at a level appropriate to the age group, helping the young people to see why Jesus is relevant to them. They also include games to help the young people grasp points being made and the young people also have the opportunity to ask questions that they have about Christianity. There is a time at the end of the session for refreshments, listening to music and playing fun games.