Do you have children? We have lots of fabulous activities going on for children at the church. We want to help children and youth to be confident by knowing more about God's constant love for them. Our groups are led by dedicated volunteers who have been checked and trained in Safeguarding. We look forward to meeting you!
On the second Saturday morning of every month (except August) Messy Church is fun for the whole family. Doors open at 9:30 am for registration but the program starts at 10 am. For catering purposes, please BOOK YOUR PLACES ahead of time and let us know if you have any food allergies.
Messy Church includes songs, games, crafts, stories and LUNCH. Our leadership team is made up of volunteers, mums and dads, who want everyone to enjoy being together. We ask for a contribution on the day towards costs to help pay for materials and food. Many in our town of Chatteris have brought their children for a Christening. They have made promises and are looking for new ways to fulfil these promises by helping their children "take their place within the life and worship of the Church". Messy Church is a great way to do this. We hope that the Messy Church family will grow into a welcoming community which nurtures the Christian faith in children, mums, dads and grandparents; Godparents, aunts and uncles; everyone in fun and creative ways. So, why not join in? This is your invitation. We look forward to warmly welcoming you.
Toddler Praise - Fridays
Parents and soon-to-be parents are welcome to bring their little ones and/or bumps to this friendly, supportive group. For newborn babies to pre-school age, all are greeted with a friendly welcome where we discover the theme for the day; we then have crafts for older ones, a snack (including tea and coffee), a Bible story and a prayer. We finish by making music together, before sharing a special Toddler Praise goodbye. All are welcome - no payment required.
Term time only on Fridays, between 1:00pm and 2:15pm.
Sunday Club - Sundays
If you have any school age children, they are most welcome to join us for weekly Sunday Club. After the first song in the service, we move into the Bricstan Hall and go into our groups for games, crafts, drama, Bible stories, prayers in a warm and caring environment. We have three main groups: Bubbles (3-4 years), Splash (5 - 8 years) Xstream (9 - 11 years) .
Summer Holiday Club
The program includes lots of fabulous crafts, crazy competitions, songs, dance, cooking, drama, pranks and lots of fun! Holiday Club is open to children 4 - 11 years old and runs from 9:45 am till 12 noon, Monday to Friday, More information will be distributed to the local schools at the end of June. Registration is essential as places are limited.
As the parish church for Chatteris, we work hard to keep strong relationships with the local school communities. We work closely with the two primary schools, Kingsfield and Glebelands, and also Cromwell Community College. We have a team of volunteers on the schools team to take assemblies and lessons and also host visits to the church. Along with schools, we are happy to provide support for local uniformed organisations. We are always looking for new people to join our schools team.
Safeguarding: Juliette Brown
Juliette Brown is our Children & Families' Worker. She also helps us to keep compliant with national church guidelines for Safeguarding vulnerable people; making sure that everyone who volunteers to work with children and vulnerable adults have been DBS checked and up to date on their training. Please contact Juliette for more information about Safeguarding or about children's activities.