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; normally all ages stay together, but occasionally under 11s have a separate group, called The Ark.  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 occasional 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)

Junior Jivers

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.


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.

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.