We want to be a church for whole families and all ages, from the youngest to the oldest- so children and young people are very important to us.  We try to make sure there is something for everyone at our services and regularly run all age services.  There are groups for under 11s, while young people over 11 stay in the main service.  See below for details about all our groups on Sundays and during the week.  All our leaders are church members, fully DBS checked and receive regular training.

For more info on all things Youth & Children’s work at Holy Cross, contact Rich Arnold at rich_hey_arnold@hotmail.com

The Ark

Our Sunday morning children’s ministry for 0-11s. 

The Ark is a fun, safe place for your child to learn about Jesus, whether they are visiting for the first time or one of our regulars. Our friendly leaders love teaching the Bible in a simple, creative and relevant way.   Normally the group is split into two:

Lambs (0-4s)                      Tigers and Bears (5s-11s)

During the Covid-19 pandemic: We currently meet on ZOOM (At least one adult from the family required to be in the session): to join, click here 

Jumping Beans

For parents/carers and pre-schoolers. 

Parents, grandparents and carers love coming with their children to have coffee and chats with people from the church and others in the community. The children love it too!  There are books, toys, puzzles, and craft activities – something for all children aged 0-4.  At the end of the session we have an opportunity to hear more about the Christian faith before finishing with some songs.

During the Covid-19 pandemic: We are currently not able to run this group

Off the Blocks

Our midweek club for 5-11s
(5 year olds start in the Summer term of their first year at school)

This is a fun, relaxed, lively group for children whether they know lots about Jesus or whether they don’t know anything at all.  We have great fun discovering what the bible tells us about Jesus and do crafts, practice memory verses and play games which help us understand those things. This is a great group for children to invite their friends to.

During the Covid-19 pandemic: We are currently not able to run this group

Epic

Our youth group for 11-18 year olds. 

We eat, chill out, play games and find out more about Jesus from the bible. We believe he is the key to understanding life. Epic is a fun, safe and relaxed place to think about that.

During the Covid-19 pandemic: We are currently not able to run this group

Six @ Six

Our midweek bible study for 6th formers.   

We have dinner together, catch up and play the odd game, then look at what the bible says about following Jesus.

During the Covid-19 pandemic: Meeting on ZOOM here

Junior Jivers