Children

Children are very welcome in our church. During the Sunday morning service they go out for part of the time into separate groups for 'Hands On Worship' and then return to show the adults what they have been doing.Children in Church

As often as possible all the children will spend some time in our award -winning Eco Garden. Our older children help plan the garden with the adults and can be seen sowing and watering during the week too. They write the diary which contributes to our entry into the RHS 'It's your Neighbourhood Scheme'.

Working in teh Ecogarden

There is a special fairy garden section for the youngest children. Fairy Garden

There is great potential for bible teaching based on watching plants grow and learning about caring for our planet and the people who live on it. We are signed up to Christian Aid's Gardens Do Good initiative which supports families around the world. Pic When it's not gardening weather our children will often do interesting science experiments to illustrate parts of Jesus' teaching.

Experiment with baking soda

Children also help run our Traidcraft stall, selling fairly traded goods.

Traidcraft Stall

Throughout the year we have a few special children's events providing the chance to be fun and creative. These are open to anyone and are often well attended by members of our Toddlers group that meets on Tuesday mornings.

Mums and Toddlers

We have a special interest in Young Carer's and once or twice a year arrange a special day for some of them in conjunction with ..... Pic

We have a link to the Interfaith group Footsteps: Faiths for a Low Carbon Future. During this Summer our children will be taking part in a week long exploration of other faiths.

Children and Methodism

In the Methodist Church it is considered normal practice for baptised children, as members of the whole Body of Christ, to participate in Holy Communion by receiving bread and wine, irrespective of age. It remains an option that anyone, young or old, may come and seek a blessing when he or she is not able or does not wish to receive the elements. In practice the child's parents will usually be involved in a discussion about their child receiving bread and wine at Holy Communion.

It is generally accepted that children as well as adults who have not been baptised may receive the elements but should be encouraged to go on to seek baptism. The preparation of both children and adults to receive baptism and to participate regularly in the celebration of Holy Communion generally involves a period of teaching using appropriate study material.