St Andrew's and St Bartholomew's

Sunday Groups

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Children of all ages are particularly welcome at our 10.30am service. After a short time in church, the children go out to their own groups for stories, games, craft, singing, prayer and more.

Crèche (for under 3’s) meets in the Lounge, opposite the main church entrance, where the service is relayed on a screen. Volunteers care for babies and children.

Little Fishes (Age 2 – 4) meet in the Small Hall. Children join Little Fishes sometime after their second birthday when they can cope with a more structured session.

Shining Stars (Reception – Year 1) meet in the Large Hall. Their group time is still largely based around play.

Faith Rocks (Years 2-3) meet in the Large Hall. They explore the bible through story-telling, games and making things.

Our Group (Year 4-6) meets upstairs in the Godly Play room. Godly Play is a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture, that values process, openness, and discovery. You can find out more about it here.

All the groups enjoy being creative: if you would prefer that creativity does not leave traces on clothing, please would you supply a named old shirt or T-shirt, that can be left at church. We want children to enjoy their groups and for them to be a valuable part of their faith journey. If your child is having any difficulties, please speak to the group leader or Alison.

The PCC accepts the Diocese of Gloucester’s policy on working with children and young people. A copy of the policy is available from the Church Office. The PCC Nominated Person is Caroline Jones, to whom any concerns of suspected or alleged abuse should be referred.

In the crèche we operate a minimum staffing ratio of one adult for every three children aged two years and under.