Children

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him

Sunday Club & Crèche

Children and Young People of all ages are a big part of our church family and it is our joy to help parents in their job of raising their children in the Lord.

Our morning services include a short children’s message and then the children leave for teaching in three age-appropriate groups from age 3-11.  Our Sunday School is run by a team of teachers and leaders, headed up by Pam and Susanna.  All our teachers are experienced in teaching Sunday School and have worked together over a number of years.

We teach the children using a curriculum which takes them systematically through the Bible during their time in Sunday Club.  As such, children will get most out of Sunday Club if they come every week.  To encourage commitment, we have a traditional Sunday School prize giving at the end of every school year.

Each week children will have a ‘take home’ element from their class to aid families to talk at home about what the children have been learning.   At least once a month (more over school holiday periods) there is no Sunday Club and families worship together as part of the main service.

For children under the age of 3 we have an area off the main hall which operates as a crèche.  This crèche area has a video link to the main service, so that children can play happily and parents can follow the service.

Safe guarding is a matter we take very seriously.  All our children and youth workers are properly recruited and have been DBS checked.

First Steps

On Monday mornings we host a baby and toddler group at the Number One Library.   This meets weekly from 10am to 11.30.  First Steps is a ‘stay and play’ morning where we provide a wide range of lovely toys, activities and crafts and provide opportunity for parents and children to make new friends.

Parenting can be a lonely experience – so we hope this group will provide a safe place where parents can be honest about their struggles, reach out to make new friends and we can support each other in raising our children. 

We hope it’s a great chance for the children to make friends, grow and develop.

 

There is a voluntary donation of £2 per family and this goes towards providing the tea & coffee, cake, snack time for the children and the themed craft.  Towards the end, we encourage everyone to stay for singing nursery rhymes and a short story from the Bible – to link into the craft we have done.

Please note that we will not meet during School Holidays or on Bank Holidays.

For more information please use the contact details at the bottom of this page or click here to download the First Steps flyer.

TN2 Youth @ The Pad

For all young people in Year 6 and through to Secondary School ages, we have an exciting youth group, which meets at ‘The Pad’.   This is an amazing space, given over to our young people twice a month, where they can hang out, play, make friends and grow in their Christian faith.

This term we have been studying the book of Daniel and the young people have been amazed how relevant the Bible is to their lives today.  They may not face actual Lions but daring to stand for Jesus in 21st Century Britain can feel scary.  We pray this group will help them to live their Christian lives with integrity, courage and enthusiasm.

Whether we are playing a wide game in the garden or hosting a pool, darts and table tennis tournament, the young people always have fun!

TN2 Youth @ The Pad meets on the second & fourth Monday of each week from 7.15-8.45pm.

Safe Guarding

Emmanuel Anglican Church is committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

The Trustees has adopted the Free Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which can be found here.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Val Gazzard, who may be contacted by email here.