Children

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+

Kids@11 Programme this Sunday

29th October: The Wheat and the Weeds Story (Matthew 13:24-30 & 13:36-43)

10:15- 10:45am Lighthouse Kids is particularly designed for children. It’s contemporary in style and incorporates creative prayer, songs, Bible stories and fun activities. All children are welcome – come with your family.

9:00am 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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Fusion

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Rob and Sarah lead our youth group (11-18 yrs). They meet most Fridays from 7-9pm at the Rectory.
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Schools Ministry

We enjoy a good relationship with the primary schools in our Hawkinge parish; Hawkinge Primary and Churchill Primary. Helen Evans (pictured) is our Schools Worker and delivers a weekly assembly at each school with a lunchtime prayer club. 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.

Safeguarding

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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