Children

We are passionate about our children and committed to helping them discover for themselves what it means to follow Jesus, whilst having lots of fun too!  Our vision is for every child to ‘Love Jesus, Love each other and Love our town’.  For more information about anything on this page, please email julia@whitfieldparish.org.

On Sundays (apart from on dates when we celebrate as Messy Church) we run structured activities in age related groups for primary age and pre-school children.  At both churches, the children start worship in the service and then go out to their groups after the second worship song; to be collected at the end of the service by parents or carers.

Click on the link to view the termly newsletter for families: Winter Newsletter published December 2018.

Kingdom Kids 4-11 (Primary School Age)

Sunday St Luke’s 9:30am
Sunday St James’ 11:15am

Kingdom Kids aims to help our children grow in God through quality experiences that are engaging, fun and meaningful; hoping they make some friends to share this with along the way.

Crèche 0-4(pre-school and babies)

Sunday St Luke’s 9:30am

Crèche is structured to engage the very young of our church community in God through crafts, songs and Bible stories. Parents are very welcome to stay or leave their children.

Praise Patrol 2-4(pre-school)

Sunday St James’ 11:15am 

Praise Patrol is structured to engage the very young of our church community in God through bible story, songs, craft and plenty of time to play.  Parents are encouraged to leave their children with our fantastic leaders, but if it is your child’s first time you are welcome to stay whilst they settle.

Baby Zone

Sunday St James’ 11:15am 

The Baby Zone is an unsupervised area for little ones to go with their parents or carers.  This is a space for them to play where there will be age appropriate toys, books, drinks and snacks available.  There is a speaker linked to the service, baby changing facilities and high chairs available.  If you would prefer to stay in the main worship area, there is an additional baby soft play  with seating around.

Tots and Toast

Tuesday at The Vineyard 9:30-11:00am (during term time) 

A toddler group with toys, crafts, singing, stories, snacks and space to chat.  For more information contact tots@whitfieldparish.org

Karibuni – Swahili for ‘Welcome’

Wednesday St Luke’s Church 10:00am-12:00pm (during term time)

A café where parents & carers can enjoy conversation in a fun space where children can play.  Enjoy homemade cake with freshly brewed coffee or tea. Organic snacks and juice also available.  We end the morning with a story and song time.  For more information contact sue@whitfieldparish.org

Messy Church

Join in some family fun time three times a term from 11.15am – 1.00pm in The Vineyard.  Find out about the bible story through crafts, games, challenges and messy fun followed by a time of celebration where we can hear the story and sing.  We end by eating a light lunch together. A baby zone is available for our youngest at Messy Church.  Please note there is no children’s provision (Kingdom Kids, Creche or Praise Patrol) during St Luke’s or St James’ Church services as all our families are invited to join in Messy Church fun.

Flame MAT

Our FLAME Mission Area Team regularly run events for young families. Next event is the Easter Peg Hunt on Saturday 6th April 3.00-5.00pm in Howard Park.  If you are interested in this event please contact flame@whitfieldparish.org

Family News

Check out our newsletter for information on what we have been up to and the plan for the next term.  Newsletters are published at the end of every term:

Winter Newsletter published December 2018

Summer Newsletter published July 2018