Children and Young People

We believe that children and young people are the church of today, not the church of tomorrow. That is why you will see they are so involved in our church life. We encourage families to worship together, as well as providing dedicated activities on a Sunday morning. Children and young people participate fully in our services, including taking communion under their parents’ guidance.

To contact us about anything concerning children and young people in our church, please email childrenandyouth@andysonline.org

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Pray and Play

We are exploring ways to engage even the youngest children in worship and prayer. Pray and Play is a space where parents and their preschool children can feel valued whilst still being included in services. In our Pray and Play time, there are opportunities to join in some worship, listen to stories of God’s love and pray together to receive his Holy Spirit for strength in our everyday family lives through the week. Sometimes games or simple craft activities may support our theme for the week.

Sunday Club

Sunday Club meets in the halls on Sundays, except when there is a family service. We enjoy exploring Bible stories, learning and praying together, whilst giving children the time and space to grow in their own individual relationships with Jesus.

Level Up

Level Up is our group for those in school years 7-10. We meet in the Welcome Centre or the Level Up Lounge each week, except during all-age services when we encourage our young people to contribute to other ministries, such as leading worship, reading or praying.
Our aim are to build a community that our young people can trust and rely on as they grow throughout secondary school and to help them “Level Up” in their relationship with Jesus.
In a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere we explore challenging topics that relate to young people’s lives both in and out of the church.


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Family Spot

Family Spot is run by church members. It is a place where mums, dads or grandparents can come with their babies and pre-school children to play together, make new friends and support each other in a happy, safe, caring and stimulating environment. Two groups meet each week on Monday and Thursday mornings during term time in the church halls from 10 until 11.30. The cost is £2 per session, which includes refreshments. For further information contact Sarah Leach via the church office.

Safeguarding

St Andrew’s – Children in Church
Safeguarding Policy Statement