Children & Youth

Our Vision:

We want our groups to be the best time of our young people’s week, the place where they make friends, discover God’s love and how to live life to the full!

For a full job description click here. For an application form click here.

Most of the groups meet on Sunday during our 4pm service.

Logo for Rock Pool group.

Rock Pool: (children aged 0 to 2 1/2)

A safe and fun space for our youngest children to play, rest and learn about the God who loves them, with a very capable team. Rockpool is situated towards the back of the Abbey.

Logo for Light House group.

Lighthouse: (school years 1 to 6)

The children spend time together singing, learning and playing games before breaking off into smaller groups where they can form friendships and think together about the bible stories. Lighthouse takes place in Eilmer House.

Wave: (school years 7 to 9)

Provides an engaging and attractive programme for both churched and unchurched young people and is a combination of games and discussion. This group meets in Eilmer House.

Logo for Wave group.

The Boat: (school years 10 to 13)

Builds on the vision of Wave, while giving young people the opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities within the youth and other children’s ministries and wider church. This group meets in Eilmer House from 6pm to 8pm after the Sunday 4pm service.

Deeper: (school years 7 to 13)

Deeper is a mid-week gathering which gives our youth the opportunity to go deeper in their faith within a smaller group. They meet on Wednesday evenings to study the bible, pray and encourage one another.

Logo for the Deeper group.

We also run our Little Stars baby and toddler group which meets in the Abbey on Mondays from 10:00am to 11:30am.

Ministry Survey

On Saturday 30 January 2021 the PCC met to think about our ministry to children, youth and families over the coming years. In preparation for that meeting members of the church family and wider community completed a survey about what we are doing well and how this vital ministry can continue to make a difference in the years ahead. To view a summary fo the survey, click here.

Good news – Claire Camm is our new Children and Families Worker

Please email if you would like to find out more about any of our groups ( If your child has any special needs please let us know so that we can work together to ensure they get the best support.