Children & Young People

 

Children & young people are a very important part of the church at St Mellons, and we have a number of groups just for them.

Creche

We run a creche during both our morning and evening services every Sunday, to encourage parents to bring their children to both services.  In the morning the creche is just for pre-school children, and sermon-based activity sheets are provided for older children who are staying in for the whole service.  We understand that Sunday can be a tiring day for young children who have been to the morning service and Sunday School, so in the evening creche extends to children in infants school too, if they wish to use it.

St David's Day at First Steps

St David’s Day at First Steps

Pre-school children

For those with very young children, First Steps on Friday afternoons provides a welcome time to meet together.  Parents have the opportunity to build on their friendships with each other and with those who come in from the local community,  supporting each other and  encouraging our children to form their first friendships together.

Sunday School (3-16 yr olds)

Sunday School meets in the upstairs hall each week from 12-1 pm and is regularly attended by over 50 children from the local area.  The first half an hour is spent all together, singing a mix of old and new songs, learning memory verses, giving out prizes, having updates from our missionaries, etc.  After 30 mins we split off into six different age-grouped classes, where the children learn from the Bible and complete short activities and quizzes.

We love to see our Sunday School children and their parents at any of our Sunday services, and at Easter and Harvest time the Sunday School children take part in our morning family service by singing a song and/or reciting a memory verse they have been learning.  Every year on the last Sunday before Christmas the Sunday School runs the evening service, as the children read from the Bible and sing songs that re-tell the story of the birth of Jesus.

All children aged 3+ are welcome to come to Sunday School.

Infant Friday Club (4-7 yr olds)

Infant Friday Club is a kids club for all children in Infant School. It takes place in the church halls each Friday during term time from 6:15pm – 7:15pm. Click on the link for more information.

Junior Friday Club (7-11 yr olds)

Junior Friday Club is a club for children in school years 3-6. We also meet in the church halls from 6:15-7:15pm every Friday during term time. Click on the link for more information.

YPF (11-18 yr olds)

YPF is a Friday evening youth meeting for those in secondary school, meeting alternate weeks in various homes. Please click on the link for more information.