Sunday mornings downstairs at St Barnabas is the place to be no matter what age you are! We run four age appropriate groups for children between the ages of 0 and 15. Each group is jam-packed with fun, games, great worship, prayer, teaching, arts and crafts and much, much more. Every sunday we begin all together in church for worship and then the children go down to their groups for the rest of the morning.
For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.' Psalm 139:14
Bright Stars is a safe, fun-filled environment for our youngest church members. There are plenty of fun toys to play with, great Bible stories to hear and lively music to enjoy and crafts to make. We pray with all the children.
Age 3-6 years
'Shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life.' Philippians 2:15
Leaders - Anastasia Alshanskaia, Winnie Williams, & David Trodden
In Sparklers we continue to build on the foundations that have already been laid through Bright Stars. Each Sunday morning we start our session off with some free-play time, don’t be surprised to see some knights or princesses on the loose! After a quick juice and biscuit break we have upbeat worship lead by our talented leaders followed by an interactive Bible story. Each week we have an arts and crafts activity that will help the children learn and remember the lesson for the week. We end our weekly session with a time of prayer - as a group we want to take time to thank God for what he has done in our week and pray for each other.
Age 6-10 years
What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.' Matthew 13:31,32
Leaders - Rachel Edmondson, Chris Hopper, & Leah Haynes
Each week we meet downstairs in the Howard hall for games, Bible teaching, prayer, worship, crafts and more. All with tons of fun! We pray that the kids may grow in their knowledge of and love for God and enter into a personal relationship with Him; that they may bear much fruit for God’s kingdom now and in the future.
Age 10-15 years
'Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall rise up on wings like eagles.' Isaiah 40:31
Leader - Simon Lilley
Airborne meets in the youth room. Our aim is to provide an environment where the teenagers involved can go deeper in what it means to be a Christian, be inspired by the Bible, and get a chance to ask their leaders about challenges they might have. We have regular question and answer sessions, group discussion, and prayer times. We also run socials once or twice a term.
If you are an older teenager, and want to know how to get involved in the church, or a member of our church interested in helping out with our youth ministry, talk to one of the leaders on Sunday.