Children and young people

What is our mission?

St Martins has a lively junior church for children of all ages; in partnership with parents, we aim to introduce children to Jesus and help them to build a lasting relationship with Him in a way that is interactive, relevant and fun.

When is it?

Junior Church is held in the church hall during the 10am Sunday service. Junior church takes place on all Sundays except when there is an all-age family service in the main church which happens on the first Sunday of the month. 

Who attends?

All ages are welcome in Junior Church! Babies and toddlers are welcome to attend Junior Church with a parent and we encourage older children to attend whilst their parents or guardians are in the main Church to help them grow in confidence. 

What do we do?

We begin in the main service, singing the first hymn with the whole congregation. The leaders for the week and the young people are then called to the front to collect the Children's Cross to proceed into the Church Hall which is set up by our young people's worker to be a welcoming and inclusive space. 

We then have a short icebreaker activity (to wake everybody up!) and then go into a short service compiled of prayers, a Bible reading, and the Peace before taking part in a craft activity based on the week's reading or theme. 

Everybody then goes into the main Church during the Communion to receive a blessing. All are welcome to receive and bless, regardless of whether you have already been baptised. We then all remain in the main Church for the rest of the Service and Junior Church are invited up to tell the congregation what they have been learning about and making that day to share the importance of children's activities in our Church family.

Below are some of our recent activities, featuring a peg leg camel, an advent wreath and a Christmas decoration for the Church tree!







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Mother and Toddler Group