We have a range of youth work going on throughout the week at St Paul's, lead by our dedicated youth worker Susie Jacob. There is also a pre-school which uses the St Paul's building, called the Be Happy Pre-School.
We run several youth groups ranging from pre-school to 18 years and these are run on behalf of Campaigners, which is a nationwide uniformed organisation for children and young people between the ages of 4 and 18. There are several groups for different age ranges, the details of which are given below.
|Eagles||4 to end of Year 1||Fridays, 6.15 to 7:15pm (For more information about Eagles contact Denise Brown Tel. 01753 798 929)|
|Junos||School years 2-5||Thursdays, 6.00 to 7:15pm (For more information about Junos contact Maureen Cottrell Tel. 01753 670 506)|
|Crosstrax||School years 6-8||Mondays, 7.00 to 8:30pm|
|Delta+||School years 9-13||Thursdays, 7.45 to 9:15pm (For more information about Delta+ contact Sara Bryant Tel. 01753 772 846)|
If you need further information about Campaigner groups, please contact Maureen Cottrell.
For the youngest of our members, up to the age of three, a creche is provided during the morning service.
Our pre-school Sunday School class is for children between the ages of 3 & 5. Like all the Sunday School classes, this one meets during the service after everybody has spent some time together praising God.
The primary sunday school runs for age groups 5 to 11 and includes the following groups below:
The Sunday school meets during the Sunday morning service, usually after the whole family has spent a short time together in the service worshipping together. The children are then taken to their classes where they learn more about Jesus through playing games, craft and stories.
On the second Sunday of each month, the young people have a TOAST session which stands for Tales of a Saviour Told. This involved praise and worship and learning about Jesus.
Residentials are a fantastic way for young people to have fun, get to know each other better and learn about God in a fun-filled setting. St Paul’s offers several opportunities each year for young people to experience a Christian residential and photos of a recent residential can be found HERE.
St. Paul’s Youth Weekend
St. Paul’s Church has been running residential weekends for secondary school age young people since 2000. Each year, usually during November or December, we have taken the young people to Carroty Wood, a residential centre in Kent run by the Barnabas Trust. Since 2004 we have been going to Dalesdown in West Sussex.
The weekend is a great chance for young people in the Church to get to know each other better, get very muddy and generally have a bit of a riot.
In previous years the theme of the weekend has included:
- No Fear
- Dare to be different (Daniel)
- Journey (Moses)
Scripture Union Holidays
Several members of St. Paul’s church are involved as volunteers with Scripture Union, who run many holidays across the UK for children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18+. These include general activity holidays and special interest holidays, such as drama, sailing and cycling holidays. Click here for more details of Scripture Union Holidays.