CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
At St James Church, our kids (aged 0-11), experience safe, age appropriate environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative, fun and relevant way.
For more information on any of our work for children please do get in touch with our Children's Worker, Helen: 01200 423608 or email her by clicking below
On Sunday mornings, we have two groups for children;
Kingdom Tiddlers for those aged 0 to nursery.
Kingdom Kids for those in Reception – Year 6
The children start the morning in church with their families for a time of intergenerational worship and activity. There are worship bags available for the children, allowing them to worship with ribbons and shakers. Don’t worry if your child fidgets, moves around or makes a noise, it’s wonderful to have them with us.
The service host will announce from the front when it is time for the children to go to their groups. The children will be lead out by their leaders, but parents are welcome to go out with them. You are welcome to stay for a while and see what they do, or you are free to head back to the service. We do ask that you stay on site though!
Kingdom Tiddlers meet in the Garden Room. It is a chance for very young children to explore the morning’s teaching theme with play, a story, bubbles, praise and craft. Snacks are usually provided (breadsticks, raisins and plain biscuits). Children will be accompanied to the toilet if they need to go. If a younger child needs a nappy change, we will come and find you. You will need to collect your child at 11.30am or when you see older children returning to church.
Kingdom Kids meet in the Oasis Room. A chance to explore the morning’s teaching theme with a game, a Bible passage and then exploration zones that allow the children to reflect and explore the theme through activities of their choice; modelling, craft, painting, colouring, writing, researching, discussion and reflecting. The children share what they have learnt before they return to their families at the end of the service. This is a good time for parents of Kingdom Tiddlers to collect their children.
Forest Church services happen at St James School Eco Zone, usually on the last Sunday of the month at 10.30am.
The Eco Zone can be accessed off Whalley Road, by heading in between the Chinese Restaurant Jan Yue and Tiger Lounge. Car parking on Whalley Road or the side streets.
Wearing warm clothes and wellies is definitely advised!
Our Forest Church Services coming up are:
Mondays 10.30 - 12.00 (term time) at St James' Church
A welcoming, supportive group for babies under 1 and their parents or carers. We always have a sensory craft and music in an informal setting - plus the chance for a coffee and catch up.
Mondays 13:30-15:00 (term-time) at St James' Church
A welcoming, friendly group with a mixture of play, crafts, music and activities for the children, including lots of toys that encourage physical activity. For mums, dads and carers there's also a chance to chat and a hot cup of tea or coffee. Babies under 1 are also welcome at this group.
Tuesdays 18:00-19:30 (term-time) at St James' Church
A club for school years 2-6. An energetic evening for having fun, making friends and finding out about faith.
Booking is essential at the moment: book via our What's On page.
St James School
A Church of England Primary School in Clitheroe
We work very closely with St James School. The children come into church for various events and our staff and volunteers work closely with the school, including through TLG mentoring.