Children and Youth

Children of all ages are welcome at all our services, and each of our churches have toys, books and other activities available for children to enjoy.  Some of our Sunday morning services are specifically all-age, family-orientated.  In the other Sunday morning services, there is the option - if you wish - for your children to go out and continue their worship with the help of Bible readings, crafts and games on the day's theme.  We also have a number of weekday groups for toddlers, children and young people.

All-Age and Family services

Our usual pattern of all-age, family orientated services is as follows:

St. David 1st Sunday
10am - All-Age Worship with Eucharist
St. John the Baptist 1st and 3rd Sunday
​10am - Family Eucharist
St. Mark 2nd Sunday - Café Church
​9.45am Breakfast, 10.30am Worship
​3rd Sunday
​10am - All-Age Worship with Communion

 
For more information on these services and our provision for children on Sundays, please go to the specific church's area of our website.

​Toddlers' Groups

Each of our churches has a weekly parents and toddlers group that meets during term-time.

St. David Time for Tots
Thursdays - 1.30pm to 3pm in Church Hall
​For more information, contact Jane Serbyn on 07896 981011.
Dad's Club
1st Saturday of the month
10am to 11.30am in the 4U Community Café
For more information, contact Revd Rachel on 01604 717005
St. Mark ​Parents and Toddlers
​Mondays - 10am to 11.15am in Church Hall
​For more information, contact Sue Evans on 01604 947489.

 
For more information on these groups, please go to the specific church's area on the website.

​Children's Activities

Across the Kingsthorpe Team Ministry, there are a number of regular activities for children.

St. David Children's Choir
For school-age children.
​Meets to practise on Friday evenings and to sing at our 10am Sunday morning services.
For more information, contact Alan Hetherington on 01604 717005.
St. John the Baptist Church Choir
For school-age children and adults.
​Meets to practise on Friday evenings and, children only, on Tuesday afternoons in term time.  Our choir sings at Sunday services and weddings.
For more information, contact Andrew Moodie on 01604 780507.
St. John the Baptist Saturday Club
​2nd Saturday - 10.30am to 12 Noon
​For primary school age children.
​Meets in the Chapter House for Bible-related stories, games and activities.
​For more information, contact Jenny Edwards on 07949 620166.


Faith & Fun Youth Group

Faith and Fun is a group for 10 to 17 year olds.

We meet on Tuesday evenings, usually twice a month, from 5.45pm to 7pm.  At the Rectory, we have fun learning more about God and relating this to our daily lives and to the challenges of growing up today.  At St. Mark's church, we chat, listen to music and play games in our own Chill Out area.

Twice a year, we have a social event - at Christmas and as we prepare to break up for the summer.  We also hold fun fund-raising events, such as the annual Pancake Party, car washes and evenings of entertainment.

On Saturday 15 July 2017, our young people had a brilliant time kayaking at the Nene Whitewater Centre.  They learnt how to paddle and control their boat, stand up without falling in the water, and transfer kayaks without sinking them (well, not too often!), and had fun playing tag in their kayaks.  It was great to watch them growing in confidence, by the end of the session even the most nervous of our group enjoyed jumped into the river and playing team games.  Our time on and in the river was followed by a team meal at Frankie & Benny's on Riverside Park.

For more information on Faith & Fun, please contact our team curate, Revd Katrina Hutchins, on 01604 712477.

For the latest copy of our 2017-18 programme, please follow this LINK.


​We take seriously our responsibility to protect and safeguard the the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All of our children and youth work complies with the team's Safe Parish policy.  Please follow this link for further information.