kids

Toddler Group

Little Stars meets on Monday mornings (term time only) from 10am to 12 noon in The Chapter House. We are a friendly group who meet in a relaxed environment where the children can play safely and adults can chat whilst caring for the children in their care. We offer light refreshments and end the morning with music time.

We are currently unable to meet due to the Covid restrictions but intend to reopen when safe to do so.

Messy Church

St Andrew’s Messy Church meets at 4.30pm in the Chapter House on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (apart from August) for fun, fellowship and food. NB At present Messy Church is suspended due to Covid restrictions

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him. A typical session includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore a bible theme through ‘messy’ activities; a short celebration or worship time with a story, prayer, song, game etc; and a sit-down meal together at tables.            

                                              

We begin at 4.30pm with registration and then about 50 minutes of creative activities and games for adults and children to enjoy together. At 5.20pm, (apart from those preparing the meal) we go through to the church for our worship time.  This is lively and interactive, but may also involve a few minutes of quiet listening to a story, drama or video. At 5.45pm we return to the Chapter House for our sit down meal, finishing at about 6.15pm.

There is no charge for attending Messy Church! It’s free!  But we do welcome donations to help with the cost of food and materials.

 

Visit St.Andrew's Messy Church Facebook page                                www.messychurch.org.uk

Useful information

  • Messy Church is for families to enjoy together - children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

  • Parents/carers are responsible for supervising their own children during Messy Church.

  • Activities are designed for parents to do with their children.

  • We cater for a wide range of ages and not all activities are suitable for very young children.

 

youth

Youth Group

St. Andrew’s youth group meet on Friday nights, 7.30pm - 9.30pm in the Chapter House. For 12 year olds and over.  A friendly and relaxed space to chill and have fun.  Everyone welcome!

Fusion

For school years 7-11, Fusion meets at Gorleston Baptist Church on Tuesdays, 7pm - 8:30pm. This group is a fun and safe place to come with lots of games, activities, food etc. 

After Eights

After Eights is open to all comers from all churches! It is for school years 10 to 13, and meets at the Ministerage (283 Lowestoft Road) on Sunday evenings, 7-8.30pm.

Contact Rev Mike Simm on 01493 667914 for more information.

After 8s is not currently meeting owing to Covid restrictions.

Prayer

We meet to pray at 7am on the first Tuesday of the month at St. Mary Magdalene Church, followed by a breakfast together from 8-9am. All ages welcome!

Identity

Identity Youth Project is a charity based in Gorleston that works with local churches, including St. Andrews, to work with young people, no matter whether they have a faith or none at all. Identity does this through regular groups and events. If you would like to know more about the work of Identity please go to www.identityyouth.co.uk 

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