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Young People

Children of all ages are invited to share in the first part of the service at 10.30am and then to go to J.I.G.S.A.W. where they learn the basics of the Christian faith and the teachings of Jesus through a variety of activities.

A creche is also available for the very young. 

'All Age Worship' services are held most months - usualy on the 2nd Sunday - when the young people stay in for the whole service which is appropriately designed to include everyone.

These include:  Mothering Sunday Parade Service (March), Church Anniversary (April), JIGSAW Anniversary (May), 'Pantomime Praise' (June - see below), Harvest Festival (September), JIGSAW Prizegiving (October), Remembrance Sunday Parade Service (November) and two Christmas Services in December - Carol Service and Christmas Nativity Service.  These modern worship services often incorporate drama. The two Parade Services include a number of extra young people from our scout, cub, beaver, guide, brownie and rainbow groups. (Photo: 2010 Christmas Praise, with Puppets)

J.I.G.S.A.W. breaks for the main school holidays in July and August, and regular attendance is rewarded at the Prizegiving Service.


Snow White (2013) Opening Number

The event with by far the biggest involvement of our young people in the church is our annual Pantomime every February half-term - see the separate pantomime pages for further information about this.  However as mentioned above, we do have a Pantomime Praise Service every June which involves as many of the Panto cast as possible, in character, with various extracts from the current year's pantomime included. There is always a Christian theme drawn from the panto script which ties together the extracts and is interleaved with appropriate songs, readings, drama, etc. Some of the Panto Team also play musical instruments to accompany the singing at this service. We are delighted that so many of the parents stay for this service rather than just dropping their children off as so often happens elsewhere.

Other groups for young people meet during the week. Details of Messy Church, Kool Kids, and GIFT Circuit Youth Fellowship can be found on the Church Groups pages. If you are interested in any of the community groups for young people, why not check out their pages to find out more. 

Contact Ruth Howarth if you have any questions about J.I.G.S.A.W., or David Howarth for questions about the Pantomime.