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.
On the first and third Sundays in the month there will be flags and shakers available for children at the front of the room as well as one of our Kids @ Kings team leading actions to the songs. We encourage families to join in with this as part their worship.
Children leave for their own activities during the second half of the service. Kids@Kings has five age 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. Once a month the children also have a time of worship together focused on their age group including actions.
It is our hope that the time we have with the children will compliment the discipleship they are engaged with their families at home and that God will use it to enliven and solidify their faith.
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.
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. Tina Redfern 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.
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). They walk to the Appleby Rooms with their leaders and return to Dunelm House for the end of the service. Older youth remain in the service.
On the third Sunday of the month during the second half of the service all the young people meet together at the Youth Gathering in the Appleby Rooms for a time of community building, worship, teaching and fun. They also walk to the Appleby Rooms with their leaders and return to Dunelm House for the end of the service.
There are several opportunities throughout the week for teens:
Sundays, 4:30-6:00pm, 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 Brice 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 time to hang out, play games, and discuss the Bible as well as issues of Christian faith and life. LOL provides an opportunity for Durham’s Christian youth to build community together and invite their friends. For more info, speak to Fay Brice 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)