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!
11am 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
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’ 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!.
We enjoy a good relationship with the primary schools in our Hawkinge parish; Hawkinge Primary and Churchill Primary. Our Vicar, Rob Grinsell, delivers a weekly assembly at both schools. We also welcome regular class visits to the church to support the teaching of Christianity in our schools.
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.
All our children’s workers and volunteers are DBS checked and trained and we adhere full to the Canterbury Diocesan Safeguarding Policy.