Children and Young People

Sunday mornings are our main Sunday service when we enjoy lively worship, and children are able to meet in various Junior church groups (except for the All Age Service on the 3rd Sunday in the month when we all stay in church together).

The usual format is:

  • 1st Sunday - Holy Communion: Children start in their groups and join at about 11.30am
  • 2nd Sunday - Morning Service: Children in for the first 20 minutes then into their groups
  • 3rd Sunday - All Age Service: Everyone stays in church together
  • 4th Sunday - as 2nd Sunday
  • 5th Sunday - as 2nd Sunday

The Junior church groups for children and young people are organised by age:

Sunday-morning groups

  • Crèche: A room is available with audio links to the service, 0 - 3 years
  • Scramblers and Climbers: 3 - 7 years old
  • Explorers: Key Stage 2, 7 - 11 years old
  • Pathfinders: Key Stage 3, 11 - 14 years old
  • Apprentices: Key Stages 4 & 5, 14 - 18 years old

These groups meet on a Sunday morning during church time (usually spending the first 15 minutes in church, or joining at communion).

In these groups we aim to teach and explore Christian faith based on Bible exploration, activities and discussion.

Our aim is that children and young people will have a personal faith in Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and will experience the life-changing work of the Holy Spirit. We encourage them to explore and to question and to develop their own gifting and prayer and to share the Good News of Christ with others.

We aim that, within these groups, they will develop supportive Christian friendships in a safe and encouraging environment, where they can express their questions and discuss the challenges they face, as well as grow in faith.

The groups are led by a team of highly committed volunteers (and one paid youth worker) who form the ‘Junior Church & Youth Leadership team’.


Mid week groups

There are a number of groups that meet during the week for different age groups:

Parent and Toddlers: Term time Mondays at Holy Trinity Church, Stallard St.

Session at 10 – 11.45 am.

We aim to provide a safe and happy place for children and their parents or voluntary carers.

No booking necessary at the moment.

Impax: For school years 5 to year 11's, Term time Wednesdays, 7.30 - 9pm at Paxcroft Mead Community Centre, Trowbridge.  It is part of the national Urban Saints organisation.




Messy Church: A Messy Church session is generally held on one Saturday in each term. The sessions are intended for Primary age children (up to 11), but younger siblings are very welcome. They include a bible story, singing, craft activities and a light lunch.

For further details please contact the St Thomas' Church office  ( Telephone 01225 777331 (Tues – Friday 9.30 am - 1pm)

Friday Night Games in the Church Rooms - (relaxed fun and friendship): Fridays 7.30-9pm, Year 10 upwards.

Residential weeks: we encourage and often financially support young people wanting to attend Christian residential activities, including SPREE and West Runton Boating Holidays.


Hannah, our Youth Worker can be contacted at


Overall oversight of Children and Youth Church is the responsibility of Martyn Whittock. Contact via Church Office.

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