Children’s activities are provided during the morning service.
The small number attending means that it is a mixed-age group.
Visiting children are always welcomed and included in the Junior Church activities.
The children usually attend the first part of the morning service, starting at 10.30am. If they are happy to do so they usually sit on the front row with the Junior Church staff. When children are present the preacher will usually have something to say to the children before they leave for their class, in one of the back rooms.
When we celebrate Holy Communion the children are invited to rejoin the church congregation at an appropriate point to receive a blessing at the rail – when appropriate children can also receive the communion elements (The Methodist Church always uses non-alcoholic wine).
All our Junior Church staff have a current DBS certificate, and we always ensure that a minimum of two staff are present for every session.
Members of the congregation are actively involved in leading assemblies in many local schools, based on the ‘Open the Book’ programme. Link to Outreach/Schools