Nurturing the children and young people in the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ is a high priority for us as a church, as well supporting parents in the key role they have in this.
We have a strong group of children at St Martin’s. We seek to teach the Bible to them in age-appropriate ways with a lot of fun thrown in.
Sunday Club meets most Sundays except when we have an all-age service.
As well as Sundays we occasionally organise themed events with craft, games, songs and Bible teaching.
All our teachers and helpers are subject to safeguarding checks.
We have a crèche available for 0-2yrs that takes place during the morning meeting upstairs in the gallery of the church.
Our Sunday Club caters for 18mths-13yrs
- Bible Tots – under 5s* (nursery & reception)
- Bible Buddies – 5 to 7s (years 1 and 2)
- Bible Explorers – 7 to 10s (years 3 to 5)
- Bible Discoverers – 10 to 13s (years 6 to 8)
*Under 3s are also welcome in the crèche; it is up to parents to decide where their child will be happiest.
These groups are led by a very willing and capable team.
Sunday Club begins at 10.30am. Tots to Discoverers start the morning all together after which they go to their age-specific groups. They sing and then learn from the Bible accompanied by games, craft and drama etc. Sunday Club then join the main church meeting towards the end of the morning to show the adults what they have been learning.
Bible Tots are currently completing the series ‘thank you God’, in which they are learning to thank God for all He has made.
Bible Buddies, Explorers and Discoverers are currently using the TNT ‘mustard seed’ material (www.mustard-seeds.net) which the children (and leaders!) are enjoying immensely. This term, they are looking at two Old Testament books: Job and Judges.
From 19 November, Sunday Club will start this year’s Christmas series: Luke’s First Christmas.
Youth work is done at a Parish level, joining the young people from the four churches.
Currently there are two groups:
For more info about these meetings: click here