Children are as much part of the Christ Church community as anyone – they, along with everyone else, are the church of today! The dedicated team of children’s leaders put so much energy into this rewarding ministry.   We have strong mutual links with the primary schools of the parish, especially Christ Church Infant and Christ Church Junior, through the governors’ commitment to serve and the regular leading of collective worship, the Bible Story Club, church visits etc. The uniformed organisations also come to church for regular parade services.

For secondary aged children and beyond we have an active and thriving youth ministry.


We cater for for a wide age range of children’s during the 10.30am service at the Parish Church.

Creche: under 3s in the room in front of the altar.
Sparklers: 3-5s in Christ Church Infant School.
Connected: Primary years 1-5 in Christ Church Parish Hall. Our Connected group share a together time, with worship and then split into “infants” (Primary years 1 & 2) and “Juniors” (Primary years 3, 4 & 5)

Not just Sundays!

We have produced a short helpful brochure (pdf, 766kb) about our children and youth activities at Christ Church.

Read our short Not just on Sundays pamphlet (Pdf, 899kb)


Messy Church 4.30-6.30pm takes place in the Parish Hall. An opportunity to get together to worship, in the middle of the week, as a family. Messy Church includes a hot meal for everyone. Messy Church is usually the 4th Wednesday of each month.


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Jigsaw:  is our ‘church’ service for toddlers, to which all families with under 5’s are welcome to attend. It is held every week in term time in the Parish Church, 9.45am-11.30am. Monty Mouse has a story and singing time, there is a craft activity, as well as plenty of toys, and the morning ends of with some singing as a whole group.

More information

For information about any of these activities please contact our head of children’s ministry, Helen Buick.

Read our safe from harm policy (pdf, 436kb).