Families, Children and Youth

Kids

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, we are having to change the way we do things. While we are Zoom-only, there will be a time for children aged 0-12 to meet before the service from 9.45-10.15am on Sundays, with a Bible study for older children taking place from 6.30-7.30pm on Wednesdays. If you would like the links for the meetings, please contact us.

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

As we aim to run Covid-secure meetings, only our Club Central and Club Central plus groups are currently running. A craft and colouring sheet are available each week for the younger members of our church family to do during the service, and we encourage older children to take part in the service and listen to the Bible reading and sermon.

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.

Safeguarding
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 satisfactory DBS checks.