Grace Church is a family that spans all age ranges and including children and young people is very important to us. On a Sunday morning we run two different groups for children and one for youth so that everyone can learn about Jesus and how to build a relationship with Him in a way most suited to their age.
All our children’s workers are DBS police checked and operate under our safeguarding policy.
Children and young peoples groups are available in all our Sunday meetings each week. Click on the links below for more details.
Sparklers - Sparklers is our exciting and vibrant pre-school group.
Through a mixture of games, stories, craft, role play and worship we aim to introduce the children to a God who loves them and show them that God has an exciting plan and a destiny for their lives.
You are welcome to leave your child here with trained staff or stay if needed.
See our individual site pages for more details about Sparklers at that location.
'Supernovas' is for our primary age children, Reception to Year 5.
It provides a safe and fun-packed setting for our children to learn more about the reality of God in their lives. This is achieved through games, bible-stories, craft, worship and much more. Supernovas is fast-paced and interactive, but also has times when the children are separated into older and younger age groups so that activities can be tailored to the right age. The New Testament tells us that we should all ‘shine like stars’ as we live out the Christian life. Through Supernovas (a supernova is an exploding star), our children are leading the way!
See our individual site pages for more details about Supernovas at that location.
Energise - Energise is the youth work at Grace Church and is for school years 6 – 10. We meet every Sunday during the main meetings at each of our three sites and on three Fridays a month in term time. On Friday evenings there is also a separate group for those in Year 11 to 13.
Our vision is for the young people to ‘get it right while you are young’, based on 1 Timothy 4:12 which says ‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.’ We want to help our young people to grow in faith and to make the right decisions based on their faith in Jesus Christ.
Energise meet every Sunday during the meetings at each of our three sites. We believe that young people play a vital role in church life, so we join with the whole church to worship God together at the beginning of each meeting. We then go out of the main hall and meet together in a separate room where we have our own activities and seek to get energised about God’s plans and purposes for our lives through videos, discussion and prayer.
Energise meets together on three Friday evenings every month in term time. We have a varied programme for these evenings, which include social times, worship, short talks, small groups and other special events such as weekends away and summer BBQs. We want to give our young people the chance to have loads of fun together as well as going deeper in their faith. These Friday events take place at different venues.
We have another group, which doesn't particularly have a name but it is for School Year 11 to 13!
They meet every other Friday, have some food, games, talk and discussion. It's a life group for older teens and amongst other things it helps them grow in their relationship with God, tackles culturally relevant topics which are challenging and engaging and also helps prepare pupils for university and work, post Year 13.