Children’s Ministry

Children are a valued and important part of our church family. Children are always welcome and we seek to teach them and lead them into their own experience of God and relationship with Him. We aim to provide relevant teaching and fun activities for each age range. Come and join us!

Sunday Services

DSCF0522_r111am We gather together as a family and children are welcome to use the flags and streamers to worship. The children go to their own teaching groups during the sermon.
Little Stars: pre-school
Lighthouse Kids @11: primary age
Fusion: 11+

9:15am is our traditional service and children are always welcome to attend. While there are no specific groups for children there is a plentiful supply of books and colouring materials.

During the school holidays we provide a tray of craft materials at each of the tables so children can remain in the church with an activity linked to the sermon.

Messy Church

‘Messy Church’ is a lot of fun for the children and features several craft activities, songs, fun games, life music, story and food. Not a computer game in sight!.
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Sorry but Fusion, our youth group (11-18 yrs) is not currently running… but we are looking to run it or something similar again in the future.
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Schools Ministry

We enjoy a good relationship with the primary schools in our Hawkinge parish; Hawkinge Primary and Churchill Primary. Our School’s worker, Helen Evans delivers a weekly assembly and runs a lunchtime prayer club at both schools. We also welcome regular class visits to the church to support the teaching of Christianity in our schools.

Café crèche

Our Wednesday café is held in the church from 10-12.30pm and has a focus on pre-school children. The central part of the church is devoted to a selection of toys for young children while the adults can enjoy a cuppa and a chat with friends. At 11am there is a bible story time with a time of singing and prayer.

Parenting support

We run two courses each year; ‘Parenting Teenagers’ and ‘Parenting Children
These have proved very helpful and provide insights and many points for discussion.


All our children’s workers and volunteers are DBS checked and trained and we adhere full to the Canterbury Diocesan Safeguarding Policy.
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Upcoming events

LighthouseKids@11 / Autumn Programme 2018

7th October    Harvest Service
14th October    The Call of Abram (Genesis 12:1-9)
21st October    HALF TERM – Bible Story DVD
28th October    Pumpkin Heroes (Halloween Alternative)
4th November    MAF Sunday
18th November    Joseph Sold by His Brothers (Genesis 37:2-11, 17b-28, 36)
25th November    Joseph in Egypt (Genesis 41:15, 16, 25-40, 53-57)
2nd December    Advent Sunday – Waiting
9th December    Table-top activities
16th December    Christmas Holidays
23rd December    Christmas Holidays

Recent events

Shining Stars – Lighthouses

Voyage to Narnia

Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st August 2018, from 9:45am to 12noon

For adventurers 7-11 years old – Tickets £2 per day or £5 for 3 days