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


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
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.

Lighthouse Kids@11 Teaching Programme

  • 17th February – Morning with Bethel Team
  • 24th February – God Prepared Moses: Exodus 2:1-10, 3:1-8a, 10:4-20
  • 3rd March – Moses, Aaron and the plagues: Exodus 7:1-13
  • 10th March – TABLE TOP
  • 17th March – God saved the Israelites: Exodus 11 and 12
  • 24th March – God protected the Israelites: Exodus 12 and 14
  • 31st March – Mothering Sunday – All Age Service
  • 7th April – The Last (Shorter session and AGM) Luke 19:21 & 22, Matthew 21 and 27
  • 14th April – EASTER HOLIDAYS
  • 21st April – EASTER HOLIDAYS
  • 28th April – Jesus appears to his disciples: John 20:19-31
  • 5th May – God gives food and water: Exodus 16:1-17:7, Numbers 11:7-9
  • 12th May – TABLE TOP
  • 19th May – God gave 10 rules: Exodus 19:1-2, 20:1-17
  • 26th May – HALF TERM (Film and games in the hall)
  • 2nd June – Parables of the Lost Sheep and Coin: Luke 15:1-10
  • 9th June – TABLE TOP
  • 16th June – Fruit of the Spirit part 1: Galatians 5:16-26
  • 23rd June – Fruit of the Spirit part 2: Galatians 5:16-26
  • 30th June – The armour of God part 1: Ephesians 6:10-18
  • 7th July – The armour of God part 2: Ephesians 6:10-18
  • 14th July – Love one another: 1 John 4:7-21
  • 21st July – END OF TERM (Party and games)

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 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.

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

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