Children & Young People
Songs at Baby & Toddler group
Christ Church Walshaw is very much a church for people of all ages. However over the last couple of years or so we have been working very hard to make sure our committment to children & young people is matched by our actions.
Baby & Toddler Group
Every Wednesday morning 10am - 11.15am we have a very busy group for babies and children 0 - 5 years old and their carers. There are lots of great toys and craft activities, and we have a story time and songs. Plus there is time for parents / carers to chat, get to know each other and enjoy the refreshments.
All Age family services
On the third Sunday of each month our morning services are for every member of our church family. These services are not Holy Communion services. They can include action songs, videos, craft activities, prayers which do not have complicated language, and more.
Banners made during an all age service
Down on the floor singing a song at our all age service
Steve in school talking about Holy Communion
On the second and fourth Sunday morning of each month we have Children's Church for children up to and including primary school Year 6. This takes place while our ordinary service is happening in the main church. The children are in the main service to start as we sing together, and they rejoin us at Holy Communion and again at the end of the service to share with the church what they have been doing ... crafts, prayers, songs ...
This group started towards the end of 2018 with a consultation of young people in our church Year 6 and above. Coming out this consultation we have developed different strands to our youth activities including discipleship, worship and fun activities.
This area of church ministry is very much still in development and will continue to evolve as we try things out and learn what works for the young people.
Our priest Steve and his wife Steph go in to Christ Church C of E Primary School on a regular basis to take school assemblies including teaching the children new songs which we also sing in church. Steve and Steph really enjoy this time in school as it gives them a chance to see children who used to come to Baby & Toddler Group and those who come to church on a Sunday in a different setting.
Steve & Steph also go in to school to take RE lessons and host the children coming into church for various projects and lessons.
Some of our young people at a Christmas get together
Banners up in church made by Year 5 as part of a Bible project