Families & Children

See Jesus, Know Jesus, Love Jesus, Follow Jesus

Emmanuel church is a family friendly worshipping community. We want every family to feel welcome at every service, in all groups and when using all parts of the building. Our desire is to support parents and carers in their role of raising their wonderful children. Below are details of some of the groups we run, in addition our Children’s and Families Worker Melissa would love to meet you. Come along to find out more.

Our groups are run by volunteers who are all safely recruited and trained. For more information about Safeguarding please click here.

Teddies playgroup

MONDAYS – Session 1 9:30-10:30am | Session 2 10:45-11:45am

Thursday Lunch Club – 12-1pm   Bring your own food or order from our Café

Teddies is a term-time play group for all babies and pre-school aged children and their parents, guardians, childminders, grandparents, godparents. The aim is to be a welcoming community space for children to meet and play together and for adults to build relationships, share experience and chat together. There is a small cost to attend (£2 per family).  We offer loads of toys, suitable for all the ages, a baby space, different craft each week, refreshments for adults and children. There is also a story and song time for everyone.

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Creche, Minis Church & Kids Church

Term-time, apart from our special all age services

We offer a variety of children’s programmes on a Sunday morning at Emmanuel. All of the groups aim to welcome every child and create a safe, positive environment for each child to discover Jesus for themselves. Creche is open to 0-3 year-old’s and offers a variety of toys and play space. There is also story time, songs and colouring. Minis’ Church is open to 3-5 year-old’s and always starts with a play time so all the children can get comfortable. This is followed by sharing time, a story, craft activities and a prayer opportunity. Kids Church is open to school years 1-5. Each week there is a game followed by the story. The children then rotate around activities designed to help them engage with the passage. These activities might be sharing time, prayer spaces or craft. We work with each family to help their children feel comfortable and welcome as quickly a possible so if you have any questions you can ask our team members. All groups offer biscuits and juice.  

Kids Alive

Term time weekly on Tuesdays, 3.00 – 4.15  

Kids Alive is for everyone aged from 0-7 and their parents, guardians and childminders.  Arrive from 3:00pm after school or pre-school for refreshments, free play in the Hall, games and doodle pages.  At 3:45 pm we go through to the Old Church for songs, a Bible story, and a prayer activity.  Older children are invited to help with the tech team.  

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