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:

  • Crèche: 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

Mid week groups

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

Parent and Toddlers: Term time Mondays, sessions at 10am - noon and 1 - 3pm at Holy Trinity Church.  Occasional "Toddler Dads" Saturday sessions.

Youth Stream: 7.30 - 9pm, Bible study, discussion and prayer - please contact office for details.

Impax: For 11 - 15 year olds, Term time Wednesdays, 7.30 - 9pm at Paxcroft Mead Community Centre, Trowbridge.  It is part of the national Urban Saints organisation.

Messy Church: for young families, term time Thursdays, 9.45 - 11.45am in St Thomas' church rooms.

Friday Night at the Vicarage (relaxed fun and friendship): Fridays, Year 9 upwards.

CREW: 14 - 16 year olds, 6.30 - 8.30pm, Fridays once a month at the Vicarage.

YMCA: 12 and 13 year olds, 6 - 8pm, Fridays once a month at The Bennett's house.

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