Children

Sunday Mornings

Families with children are very welcome to worship with us at Kings.

On Sunday mornings we encourage parents and carers to help their children to join in the songs and prayers in the first part of our worship.

Twice a month we have flags and actions for children during this time.

Children leave for their own activities during the second half of the service. Kids@Kings has five age groups:

Kids@Kings Groups

Creche: 6 months-3 years. (Parents/carers are welcome to stay with their children.)
Fireflies: preschool and reception (age 3-5)
Sparklers: school years 1-3 (age 5-8)
Torches: school years 4-6 (age 8-11)
Lazers: school years 7-9 (age 11-14)

The Kids@Kings group time includes refreshments, games, crafts, Scripture Union Bible lessons, and prayer. On the second and fourth Sunday of each month the children have a combined Kid’s Worship time before they break into their normal groups.

It is our hope that the time we have with the children will complement the teaching and instruction they are receiving at home and that God will use it to enliven and solidify their faith.

Safeguarding

King’s Church has a comprehensive safeguarding policy. All those working with children follow these guidelines and all of our children’s workers are DBS checked.

Midweek

Pipsqueaks

Babies & Preschoolers (and their parents/carers)

Wednesdays, 9.30-11.30am, The Appleby Rooms

Pipsqueaks is a lively, friendly gathering of babies and preschoolers with their parents and carers. The morning is full of playtime, story time, music, and refreshments for kids and adults. There are two large rooms with a huge variety of toys and space to explore and play. Abi Northover and Hazel Urwin head it up with the help of many church volunteers who are happy to play with the children and chat with adults. Newcomers are always welcome. Get in contact for more information.

Youth

The youth at King’s are a vibrant part of our church body, and we would love for you to join us.

Many youth appreciate and enjoy the informal nature of our Sunday Morning Worship. You are encouraged to participate as we worship together, share scripture and prayers, and fellowship after the service.

During the second half of the Sunday service we offer Lazers, which is a group for the younger youth (school years 7-9). Older youth remain in the service.

There are several opportunities throughout the week for teens:

Key

Sundays, 4:45-6:15pm, 30 Fieldhouse Lane

Key is a youth cell for those in school years 10-13 (ages 14-18). It’s an hour and a half of snacking, hanging out, and looking at Biblical topics. The small group context provides a great opportunity for tackling some of life’s tough questions and encouraging one another as we walk this journey of faith together. Fay Townsend heads up Key. If you’d like to know more get in contact or just turn up – we’d love to have you join us. And bring a Bible – it will be used!

Dive and Deeper

Dive and Deeper are weekly meetings hosted by LOL, a joint ministry between Kings and St John’s Neville’s Cross. Kings has been one of several partner churches to sponsor this ministry for many years. Both weekly groups include fellowship, games, and topical Bible teaching, and the youth are involved in planning and leading the sessions. LOL provides an opportunity for Durham’s Christian youth to come alongside one another as they strive to follow Jesus in a culture that is straying far from Him. For more info, speak to Fay Townsend or get in contact.

Dive (School Years 7-9) – Mondays 7:00-8:30 p.m., St. Margaret’s Antioch House (66 Crossgate DH1 4PR)
Deeper (School Years 10-13) – Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 p.m., St. John’s Church at Neville’s Cross (DH1 4DU)