Children and Young People

We believe that children and young people can be full members of the church and that discipleship is possible at any age. We want every child and young person to

  • have a life-enhancing encounter with the Christian faith and the person of Jesus Christ
  • recognize their capacity to transform the Church and the world

The groups on offer to children and young people visiting us take many forms, please look through the information below to learn more about our individual groups or contact us to discuss the work we do.

During the main service on most Sundays, there is an opportunity for children to meet with and learn about God in their own way.

This can be through art and craft, discussion, playing games, making yummy food… Our dedicated team of children’s work volunteers offer space for children to grow in their relationship with God. All children are welcome, even if you are just visiting. 

Usually, on the first Sunday of every month, from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. As the name suggests it is a messy church; a style of service that includes a shared meal and where adults and children, of any age, can discover the bible through crafts and activities.  We meet at the church or in the Rectory garden.

Thursdays during term-time for school years 3 to 6.

A chance for young people to enjoy themselves in a safe environment.

A tuck shop is provided.

The church continues to have a strong, positive relationship with Moorlands Primary Academy (part of the Diocese of Norwich Education Academy Trust). Rosie is Chaplin for the school. Anneka Gearie is a member of the governing body and works with the school to develop faith involvement in the curriculum and provide Collective Worship.

Anneka and Rosie lead Collective Worship for Moorlands once a week, providing the opportunity to explore key Christian beliefs and their application to life today through the Bible story. This year has been focused on the life application of the parables and teachings of the New Testament.

Covid restrictions prevented us from holding our Christmas and Easter workshops for the students, however, thanks to technology we were able to still gather together online for services to mark these celebrations as well as for a Remembrance Celebration. The leaving year 6 students were able to receive their Bibles from the Church, and we held their leaver’s service on the playing field with parents in attendance.
The children continue to adapt extremely well to all the changes this year has brought about and the symbiotic relationship we have developed with the school community continues to be a blessing to all involved.