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)
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. We have a Safeguarding Coordinator who oversees all aspects of safeguarding in our church and ministries. Please go to kcd.org.uk/safeguarding for more details.
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.
Achor Kids Group
Children aged 3-11 years
Mondays, 4.00-5.30pm, Pelaw View Centre, Sherburn Road Estate
This is an after-school kids group for children living on the Sherburn Road estate. The group is run by members of the Achor Community and other volunteers from King’s Church. A typical session involves some chill out time for the kids with snacks and card games, a craft activity and group games.
For youth, (aged 11-18), please visit our youth page on kcd.org.uk/youth