Families, Children and Youth


Church is a family, and Christ Church Central is no different - everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, has a place here. We want to make sure everyone feels like they belong, are loved, and give them opportunities to learn about our God in a way they can understand.

A significant part of this comes during our Sunday meetings, when after around 20 minutes, children from 0-12 head upstairs to a number of different groups, where they can learn about Jesus in a way that makes sense to them. At the moment, those groups are:

Ripples: Crèche for babies and toddlers
Minis: Preschool and Reception
Club Central: Years 1-4
Club Central Plus: Years 5-7

All our groups aim to provide a fun, safe and friendly environment for the children to learn in, through a combination of crafts, songs, games, discussions, Bible teaching and much more. All of our children's leaders undergo regular training and are DBS checked, so you can leave your child in safe hands as you return to the main meeting.

For older children (years 8+), we encourage them to come along to one of our Sunday services to hear God’s word, and attend our Bible study on a Wednesday evening from 6.30-7.30pm, upstairs in the church building.

We've also been richly blessed in the past by having the youth of the church serve us in a variety of ways - from playing in the band to assisting with the children's groups - and are keen to see our children and young people grow and mature in their faith.

Christ Church Central is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of childrenyoung people and vulnerable adults. Our church expects its members, volunteers and staff to share a commitment to creating an environment where children, young people and the vulnerable feel safe and can thrive. All our staff and those who lead our youth and children’s ministry are subject to a robust recruitment process including DBS checks.