Saint Swithins Church - Parish of Walcot

Sunday Youth & Children's Groups

We run four different groups for the children and young people on Sundays. Each term the team plans a theme for all the groups to follow. A time of worship together in the crypt is a vital part of each Sunday before the children split into their groups.

A dedicated team of helpers run the Crèche every Sunday during the 10am service for the 0-3s, so that parents can enjoy the main service upstairs.  For those parents who wish to stay with their children the service is relayed through a sound system to the crèche.

Our primary school groups are split between the Bubbles group, for 4-7 year olds and the Light Sharers for the 7-11 year olds.   The groups are run by a small team of leaders, many of whom also have primary school teaching experience.  They work as a team to creatively design the children’s work programmes.

Youth Group MeetingThe Youth meet on Sunday morning on the sofas in the church café.  This provides an informal setting for young people to go deeper in their faith, learning to share their faith with their peers, and to explore together how to deal with the issues facing teens today, all with the support and guidance of the Bible. The young people are encouraged to become active members of the church family and take roles in the welcome, worship bands and within the services.