Children are a key part of all that goes on at the Church of the Holy Spirit.
On every Sunday we have a staffed crèche for those under 3, and 'Busy Bags' available for youngsters to use in church should they prefer to stay with their grownups.
3 to 11 year olds stay in church for the start of the service, then all leave for a snack and a shared worship time before splitting into groups: Bees for children up to 7, and T4J for those in Key Stage 2. Both groups have age-appropriate activities involving games, Bible stories, learning, and prayer.
Once a month we all stay in church for an All-Age Celebration, with a craft activity available for those up to the age of 7, and shared refreshments afterwards. The creche remains open on these Sundays.
During the week we welcome babies and their carers to 'Little Fishes' baby group which meets on Tuesdays in term time from 1pm to 2:30. Babies can enjoy the surroundings and toys, while grownups enjoy a chat and a drink. There is no charge for this group.
On Thursdays in term time we run 'Fishes' toddler group from 10am to 11:30. It has a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, two accompanied singing sessions, and a variety of art and craft opportunities. Snacks and drinks are provided, included in the charge of £1 per family.
There is no need to book in advance for either of these groups, just turn up!
Our community coffee shop, The Source, has a children's play area available with a variety of toys and equipment, and on Fridays it offers simple craft activity packs for a small charge.