Children, Families & Youth
Children and young people are a vital part of our community at St Matthew’s. We have several groups to suit different ages and each is run according to our Child Protection Policy by accredited leaders in a safe and suitable environment.
Here are activities on Sundays—see the community page for other groups that happen through the week.
Children & Families
Sunday Club runs alongside service (or more accurately underneath in the hall) at 10.30am. All children below the age of 11 are welcome with younger children accompanied by parents as you like. Feel free to join in with the activities or make use of the many toys we have. We have fun exploring Christian Faith together through games, Bible stories, crafts and whatever else we can think of and if that wasn't enough we have access to our fabulous garden.
During Term time, we run King's club for those from 7-11 years old. We meet up at 5pm on Sundays and explore this week's Bible story with drama and games and the rest of the time is dedicated to club time. Children are free to choose pool, table tennis, Wii or crafts and to have their pick from the tuck shop. Everything is rounded off with a meal shared with Youth.
Youth meets from 6.00pm for meal or 6.30pm for everything else. After sharing a meal with the children. the space becomes exclusively ours. With full run of the building we get to hang out together, discover the ultimate hiding spaces or kick back on the sofas and find out what our friends have been getting up to through the week. We finish up thinking about how Jesus is relevant to everything we do through the week. In this spirit, many of our group also take the opportunity to volunteer to serve in a variety of ways on a Sunday or raise money for some of our mission partners. In normal times, we try and get away for an annual weekend away as well.
If you have any questions please do email John the Children’s, Families and Youth Minister