We want to be a church for all ages, from the youngest to the oldest. One thing you’ll see if you’re with us on a Sunday is that there are lots of kids having fun. Children and young people are really important to us. Whatever age you are you’ll find something for you.
St Paul’s Discoverers are young people who are exploring the importance of Jesus in their lives.
For children aged from 2 years and upwards. They meet in the community centre at 10.00am. Each Sunday a carefully planned programme of learning and enjoyable activities are arranged for the children. Afterwards returning to the church to receive Communion or a blessing. Please see below for more details.
Children and Communion at St Paul’s
Unconfirmed children attending St Paul’s 10.00am Parish Communion service will be able to receive Communion to recognise the contribution they make to the life of the church. St Paul’s PCC agreed to allow children to receive communion some time ago and it is very appropriate that the first occasion that this took place was Easter Sunday 2009.
Parents will be asked if they wish their children to receive Communion or a blessing. For those wishing to participate in Communion the children will receive a short induction course which will take place during a normal Discoverers meeting.
Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
St Paul’s Pathfinders
St Paul’s Pathfinders meet fortnightly on Fridays from 5.30 to 7.00pm at The Vicarage, Church Road.
Theme for Autumn term is Who is Jesus? Mark’s Story
September 8 – Introduction: Mark 1:1-20
September 22 – Miracles: Mark 4:35-41, Mark 5:21-43
October 6 – Teaching and Sending: Mark 6:1-12
October 20 – Revealing: Mark 8:27-9:1
November 3 – Greatest Commandment: Mark 12:28-34
November 17 – Death & Resurrection: Mark 15: 33-47, Mark 16
December 1 – Jesus’ birth: Why not in Mark?
December 15 – Christmas Party!
Tea and Tots
Meeting every Wednesday from 1.30pm except the first Sunday of the month when Pre School Praise meet. This is a chance for mums, dads, grandparents and carers who are looking after babies and young children to get out of the house and meet with others and an opportunity for children to play together! There is an area for babies and the very young to play safely together. Refreshments are also provided.
Please note that the above activities only take place during school term dates.