St Denys’ Children and Youth Ministry is a friendly community of Christians working together to bring the message of God’s love to our children and young people. Our mission is to sow the seeds of a lifelong Christian faith in hearts and minds.
We combine the intentional involvement of children and young people in many aspects of church life alongside the running of age-specific groups and events. The volunteers in our various groups aim to encourage and nurture the spirituality of our children in a safe and welcoming environment.
Mustard Seeds is a Sunday morning group for children from Preschool to year 6. We meet up two or three times a month during the 11am service and spend time discovering Bible themes through games, crafts, conversation and music.
Toast is the St Denys Church Youth Group for those in school years 8 to 13. We explore issues of faith, the world and life through games, activities, discussions and prayer. We also eat food together. Toast meets on a Monday evening fortnightly in a leader’s home.
We also have termly social events.
We also run a series of faith based projects during the school holidays and church family trips.
Keep Your Children Safe
All leaders have up to date enhanced CRB checks. Our safeguarding officer is Kym Bryden. If you have any concerns or would like to view our child protection policy then please talk to her or Sera Rumble.
The Sunday morning sessions are generally held in the Church Centre meeting rooms. You are always welcome to stay in a Sunday morning session with your children should you want to although you might get volunteered to help out with something messy!
We also ask that children do not leave their group without informing an adult.
Our Leaders are dedicated and talented people who create inspiring sessions for your children. They can only achieve this if everyone is able to focus on the activity. If a child becomes too disruptive then an adult volunteer will return them to their parents in the service.
Please do come and talk to our volunteers and leaders about our groups. We really appreciate your perspective and like to hear your comments.