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 Sunday
10am - Family Eucharist
|St. Mark||10am - Holy Communion - children are very welcome at all our services|
For more information on these services and our provision for children on Sundays, please go to the specific church's area of our website.
Each of our churches has a parent/carers 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.
Tuesdays 1.30 - 3 pm
Songs, stores, playtime and refreshments for parents/carers with babies and toddlers. No booking need, come along and give it a try! For more information see poster using this LINK
St John the Baptist
Tuesdays 1.30 - 3 pm
Alternating with Little Stars at St Mark's. For more information see poster using this LINK
For more information on these groups, please go to the specific church's area on the website.
Across the Kingsthorpe Team Ministry, there are a number of regular activities for children.
|St. David||Children's Choir
For school-age children.
â€‹Normally meet to practice on Friday evenings and to sing at our 10am Sunday morning services.
|St. John the Baptist||Church Choir
For school-age children and adults.
â€‹Meets to practise on Friday evenings and, children only, on Tuesday afternoons in term time. Our choir sings at Sunday services and weddings.
Faith & Fun Youth Group
Faith and Fun is a group for 10 to 17 year olds.
We meet fortnightly on a Tuesday at St Mark's Church Hall at 6 - 7.30 pm (not during school holidays). We have fun learning about God and relating this to our daily lives and to the challenges of growing up today. Twice a year we have an outing, at Christmas and as we prepare to break up for the school summer holidays in July. We also hold fundraising events such as a Pancake Evening on Shrove Tuesday and Car Washes.
During lockdown we held monthly meetings via Zoom. As we start meeting again in person, we have enjoyed being outside and appreciating God's creation and each other.
If you would like to join us or fund out more please contact Kathy Wilcox (firstname.lastname@example.org).
â€‹We take seriously our responsibility to protect and safeguard 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 to view our policy.
Kingsthorpe Team Ministry and The Diocese of Peterborough will:
* Promote a safer envrionment and culture
* Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults within the Church
* Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
* Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
* Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
* Respond to those that may post a present risk to others.
Our parish has a named Safeguarding Officer (contact details below) whose responsibilities include ensuring that everyone who has significant contact with children or vulnerable adults is properly checked and monitored. We work closely with the police and Social Services when specific concerns about children or vulnerable adults arise.
Further information about safeguarding is available on the Diocese website: www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/safeguarding
|Parish Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Jane Serbyn||
CHILDREN (Children and Young People's Contact Centre) Option 1
|0300 126 1000|
|ADULT Care Team Option 2||0300 126 1000|
|POLICE 24 hours||101|
Freephone National Helpline 0808 800 5000
DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING OFFICER: 01733 887000 email@example.com Assistant DSO: firstname.lastname@example.org