In fun, exciting, relative, and Biblical ways our team are committed to working alongside parents and carers to see their children becoming fully devoted and excited about all God has planned for their lives.
(Think of it as the sports stadium we play in): ‘Here to love God and people’
(The particular sport we play in the stadium): “We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, so that the next generation would know them and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 78 v 4-7 (NIV)
We aim to do this by:
- Leading as many children to Jesus as possible
- Seeing those who come become mature disciples of Christ
- Encouraging, releasing and training those already involved, and wanting to be involved, in ministry with children
Sunday services - 10.30am
All the children worship with their families and the rest of the church congregation for the first part of the main service, usually leaving to go to their groups at about 11 am. The groups, and service, are planned to finish at about 12 pm.
Should you wish to make use of them, there are a small number of children’s activity packs available at the back of the church. At any time, during any service, please feel free to take them back to your seats and return them once finished with.
St. Luke’s Crèche
For children aged between birth and 3 years old. When the children leave the service, please go through the main hall and follow the signs. Additionally, parents with new babies can also make use of the seating area in the church foyer, where the service is relayed on a TV monitor and can also be seen through the large window.
St. Luke’s Kidz
For children aged between 3 and 11 years (school year 6). The children are together for some activities and then divide into age appropriate groups during the session. The 3–6 year old group is called ‘Kidzone’, while the 7–11 year old group is called ‘K4J’ (Kidz For Jesus). We use the Workshop Rotation Model (WoRM) curriculum. Please speak with a children’s team member, identifiable by their badges, should you have any questions.
Kidz-In services (Third Sunday of each month)
Aimed at getting all of God’s family here at St. Luke’s worshipping together, the service is designed for children, for you, for your friends, and Grandma and Grandad too! The service is fast paced, creative, with flag waving and there are no worries about children making lots of noise (God made them that way) and often in a café style where great tea, coffee and good cakes are served as an integral part of the service. We try to squeeze it all into an hour too!
St. Luke’s Kidz Lifegroup (First and third Tuesdays of every month)
Meeting in the conference room of St. Luke’s House, the lifegroup is for those aged 7 – 11 years who are more serious about living their lives for Jesus. We dig deeper into the Bible, learning more about what it means to actively follow Jesus, while still having fun and building a closer relationship with Jesus and our mates! Once again, presented in ways the children can relate to and understand.
We also provide free refreshments for those parents/carers who wish to wait rather then rushing home and back.
Café ‘n’ Tots
The group meets three times a week during term time from 9.30am - 11.30am on a Monday and Thursday and also 1.30 - 3.30pm on a Monday. Café n Tots provides a space for pre-school children to play with a range of toys including a play house, bikes, trampolines, table top toys and activities whilst carers can meet and enjoy refreshments including cake. Snacks are also provided for the children.
The three sessions are open to all with Monday morning being the busiest group whilst Monday afternoon is much quieter.
A donation of £1 is taken towards covering costs and any excess is donated to Demelza House Children’s Hospice. We look forward to welcoming you.
Photography / Media Policy
As a church congregation St. Luke’s members respect each other’s privacy, so although photos / videos are sometimes taken on special personal or Church Family occasions (e.g. Christenings, Weddings, Gatherings etc.), by individuals or by ‘the Church’, we like to know that the people we are photographing don’t object.
Obviously the publication of individuals’ photos / videos in print or on the Internet needs the verbal consent of those photographed. As a Church we may sometimes add photos / videos to the Church website.
For this reason Parents / Carers are annually requested to consent to the taking and potential publication of anonymous photos / videos related to children’s group activities.
However, if any person (adult or child) finds themselves the subject of a group or personal photo / video which they would rather not be part of, they need only to make their preferences known to the photographer, who will respect their choice to withdraw from the group or to cancel the shot and delete the photo / video.