UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Young people at St Andrew’s
During the current situation we are holding a reduced Junior Church programme with no crèche on Sunday mornings.
Our whole church family normally meets together for the first part of our service (approximately 20 minutes), after which the children leave for their own sessions which are organised by age group. We use modern Christian teaching material from a variety of sources and have games and fun as well. Parents and carers are very welcome to stay with their children and join in with the activities.
We have a crèche with lots of toys where young children aged 0-4 will be cared for during our Sunday morning service by a team of volunteers from the congregation.
We plan to reopen the crèche on Sunday 5 September 2021. Contact Katharyne Crosse.
LightzoneChildren aged 4 to 8 years meet together for Lightzone. This is a really fun group which incorporates lots of craft activities, Bible stories and games. Contact Rosemairi Evison.
Our 9-13 year olds form the Lasers group who meet to play games with a message, and to talk afterwards about how the message is relevant to us in our daily lives. Contact Steffi Campbell Smith.
Our 14-18 year olds - the Connexions - have a lot of fun together as we look at the Bible and learn what it says to us and to know Jesus as our personal Saviour. We look at what Jesus’s death and resurrection means for each of us and we search for ways to learn more about God and how we can deepen our relationship with him. Contact Katharyne Crosse.
Once a month, normally on the third Sunday resuming in September 2021 - but check the calendar - we have an all-age service as our Sunday morning worship. This is run by a dedicated team and includes music, drama, video clips, activities and a talk exploring a Bible story. We aim these services at all those aged between 0-100!
Jumping Jacks meets at 9:30-11am on Fridays during school terms for fun and games in the Aitken Hall. It’s for 0-4 year-olds and their parents or carers and costs £2 per family. At present masks must be worn by all adults throughout the meeting, unless exempt. Contact Rosemairi Evison for more information.
Baby Jacks is a friendly group for mums and carers and their pre-walking babies. It’s a great way to meet other new parents, swap tips and find that you are not the only person who hasn’t slept for months. It meets every Monday afternoon during term time from 1:15pm to 2:30pm, cost £1 per family. No booking, just turn up! More info from Katharyne Crosse or the Church Office, 020 8642 5000.
Who let the Dads out?
This is a fun play group for children under 5 with their dads or male carers. It meets on the first Saturday of each month from 9:30-11am.
We will be meeting in the garden over the summer months so please bring sun cream or wellies etc according to the weather, and we are sorry that we will be unable to provide refreshments for the June meeting. Enter by the brown gate from the car park.
£2 per family. Contact Nigel Dickinson for more information.
... is a great course that covers essential topics for parents of primary years children. Katharyne, our family worker, runs it from time to time. More info here. Please check with Katharyne Crosse for dates or contact her with any questions.
Please see this page for information about our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows and Brownies.
Jelly Beans Pre-school
St Andrew’s has its own highly successful pre-school which meets every day during the school term. For more information please see the Jelly Beans website.