We’ve lots going on for children, both on a Sunday and during the week.
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We’re working towards having children’s work somewhere across our family of churches every Sunday during school term time.
On the First Sunday of the month, we have our all-age “Breakfast Church” service at Upton Parish Church, (from 9:30am). There’ll be bacon sandwiches, XBOX and Mario Karts, a bouncy castle, great refreshments, and a short, simple service that the whole family can enjoy together. Click to find out more about Breakfast Church.
On the Second Sunday of the month, we have services which also feature Kids Church (an age-appropriate version of church) in Upton and Welland (school term time only). Welland’s Kids Church also meets on the Fourth Sunday of the month (school term time only).
We run regular Messy Church services in Hanley Castle and Hanley Swan. If you haven’t come across Messy Church before, it’s a fantastic way of being church for families, and involves lots of fun, mess, and creative arts and crafts. It’s open to people of all ages, but younger children will particularly enjoy it. For information about our next Messy Church, click here.
Primary School Age:
For Primary Age children in yrs 1-6 we run two Friday teatime groups, Girlz Only (for girls) and Base Camp (for boys). The focus is very much on action and excitement with lots of lively games and adventure. The groups combine for an extra big end of term party, usually with a big bouncy castle. Places are limited so it’s worth booking ahead. To find out how, click the link to the relevant group.
In Primary Schools:
If you are at Welland Primary School, we run ALLSORTS—an after-school club running on a Monday, where as well as having loads of fun children are taught a useful lesson for life from the Bible.
If you are at Hanley Swan Primary School, we run an after-school club called JAM (short for Jesus and Me).
The Deep End
The Deep End is a group for young people who want to stop paddling around in the shallows and go deeper into their relationship with God. There’s a mix of bible-study, games and chill-out time.
To find out more visit the Deep End page.
If you are looking for a youth group in Upton, Upton Baptist Church runs a regular Friday evening group. Contact their office for details.