Children & Young People
Children & young people are really important to us here at St Leonard's and we seek to make our Sunday services and church life as accessible as we can for families.
There are plenty of exciting and enjoyable activities to help support parents as they seek to nurture their children and encourage them in their faith. See below for more details.
Sunday Worship at 10am
You’re welcome to come and join us for any of our services but the 10am service on Sunday is especially well geared up for families. Other than on the 1st Sunday of the month, when we have an All-age service together in church, we have a number of children and young people's groups running every week:
Seedlings - A pre-schoolers group for those between 18 months and 4 years old
Shoots - For those between 5 and 11
Roots - For those between 11 and 18*
For infants under 18 months old we have our Noah's Ark area within church equipped with toys and activites along with baby changing facilities in the toilets.
These groups are a great place for our children and young people to have fun and enjoy friendship together, learn about what it means to follow Jesus, and grow deeper in their relationship with him.
Usually we start our services with everyone together in the church before the children and young people leave for their groups so just come along to church for 10am.
*To give our young people more quality time together ”Roots” also meets in the afternoon between 4–5.45pm on the 1st Sunday of the month in the Community Centre.
Thursday Parents & Toddlers
St Leonard’s Parents and Toddlers runs during school term-time on Thursdays at 9.45am and 1.30pm in St Leonard's Community Centre.
Bring your under 5's for crafts and play while you enjoy some adult company (small fee on entrance to cover running costs).
Meets on the last Sunday of every month from 4-6pm in St Leonard's Community Centre.
Come along as a family to explore and enjoy the Christian faith through activities, crafts, stories and songs; finishing with a hot meal together.
Dads & Kids
Meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10am - 12 noon in St Leonard's Community Centre.
Dads and other carers are welcome to come with children (0-11's) for crafts, fun, and bacon butties. A great opportunity to enjoy some time with your kids and meet other dads in the area (small fee on entrance to cover running costs).