CHILDREN

WE BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN PLAY A VITAL ROLE TODAY AND FOR THE FUTURE. WE WANT TO GIVE CHILDREN GOOD ROLE MODELS, A HEALTHY SPIRITUAL FRAMEWORK FOR THEIR LIVES AND ENABLE THEM TO DISCOVER GOD’S LOVE.

We provide safe, well-equipped and caring environments in which to help your children grow, and discover something of God’s love for them. All of our children’s groups are led by fully trained children’s workers who are DBS cleared in accordance with our Safeguarding Policy.

Melody Pearson is our Head of Children’s Ministry. If you would like to speak with Melody please do so via our contact us page and she will reply to you as soon as possible.

CHILDREN'S CHURCH ON SUNDAYS

On Sundays our Children’s Church meet at 10.30am during our in-person services at Riverside House. If you are unable to attend in-person there are also fun online resources available. Please see the Gatherings page of our website for full details. 

CHILDREN'S SMALL GROUPS

We also run children’s small groups each fortnight on a Wednesday for children in school years 3 to 7. The aim of these groups is to help children understand more about their faith and give them a good foundation in their relationship with God before they move into the challenging environment of secondary school. 

All upcoming dates and times of these small groups are available via our church calendar.  Simply select ‘Age related – Children’s Church’ from the dropdown. 

STAY & PLAY

We run a fun and friendly Stay & Play at our Community Hub (Riverside House) every fortnight. However these are currently happening on different days of the week due to limited room availability at Riverside House. See our church calendar for the upcoming dates. 

In a Covid secure environment we have a wide selection of toys and books available and we offer a craft activity or painting. There is also a large play area for children to ride bikes and scooters. We provide tea/coffee and cake for the adults and squash, fruit and toast for the children. Following refreshments we end each session with a song time.

Get Connected: To sign-up for a Stay & Play session simply visit our church calendar and select ‘Group – Stay & Play’ from the dropdown. Select the date and then click ‘sign-up’. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Get Involved: If you would like to help out in any way please join our team. We would love to hear from you. 

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP

If you are a parent or guardian of a child at Riverside Church please do join our Private Facebook Group where you will find lots of resources and support. 

Riverside Church is committed to protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults in accordance with our  Safeguarding Policy. The Church Safeguarding Co-ordinators are Melody Pearson and Judy Moore, and any concerns should be communicated to them.