Children and Youth

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Children and young people are important to us. On Sunday mornings we have children’s groups with age-specific teaching about Jesus. Once a month we have a Family Service when everyone is together for the whole service.

Mid week we have a Toddlers Group and three Clubs aimed at various ages of youngsters in Stone. We are also closely involved with our local schools: Christ Church FirstOulton FirstChrist Church Academy and Alleyne’s High.

PLEASE NOTE: for the most up-to-date information please contact the Church Office or read the weekly notice sheet.

Sunday Morning Services

For babies and toddlers (0-2) we have a crèche area at the back of church equipped with toys, puzzles and books.  Carers and children are welcome to sit here as needed during the service.  Alternatively, the central room of the church centre normally has toys laid out so that your child can play while you can listen to the service (the sound is played over the speakers).  This room is particularly useful if you need some privacy or your children are being extra noisy!

Older children (3-11) have various Sunday groups during the service.  Children begin the service together with adults, then leave for their groups after the children’s song.  In their groups they will be taught the Bible in a fun and safe environment.  They will be brought back into the church at the end of the service or, when there is communion, before the communion liturgy begins.

Term-time Groups

Toddler Group (Mondays)

A Parents (or Grandparents or Carers) and Toddler group meets in the church centre every Monday of term-time, from 9.30 – 11.30am.  There are toys, baby corner, crafts and biscuits for the children. Tea, coffee and chat for grown ups. We join together at the end for a time of singing with musical instruments.

Cost: £1.50 per family.

Contact: Sandra Morray (286093) or Church Office (811990) for more details.

Breathe

Who: Children in years 5-8

When: Mondays 6.30pm-8pm

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What: Breathe is a action packed children’s program. There is lots of fun games (often messy ones!), time for the young people to chill out with their friends, and a short talk about the Christian faith.

Cost: FREE (there is a tuck, shop 50p limit)

Speak to the Church Office, sean.bradford@christchurchstone.org or Rev. Paul Kingman for more information.

The Rock – Christ Church Youth Club

Who: Teenagers in High school

When: Tuesdays 7pm-9pm

What: The Rock is a safe place where teenagers can come and hang out with their friends. We have a pool table, Xbox 360, Table Football, Table tennis and various table top games. Each week we have a short talk or video about the christian faith and what it means for us today.

Cost: FREE (tuck shop available)

Speak to the Church Office, sean.bradford@christchurchstone.org or Rev. Paul Kingman for more information.

KingZone

Who: Children in years 2-4.

When: Wednesdays 6pm- 7pm (during school term only)

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What: KingZone is lots of fun! We usually start off with a craft followed by a Bible story and then lots of fun and games. Send your children along for a fun packed hour! No need to book in advance!

Speak to the Church Office, sean.bradford@christchurchstone.org or Rev. Paul Kingman for more information.

Cost: FREE

Speak to the Church Office or Rev. Paul Kingman for more information.

Schools

Christ Church has two church schools: Christ Church First School and Christ Church Academy  We also have close links with Oulton First School since Oulton-with-Moddershall is part of the same benefice as Christ Church.

Most weeks the Vicar or Youth Worker takes an assembly in these three schools.  The Middle School also has a Christian lunchtime club called ‘Seekers Club’ which meets on Tuesdays.