Traditionally, the parish has been very active in youth and young people’s ministries. It has run CYFA (14 – 18 yrs), Pathfinders (9 -13) and Adventurers (5-8) groups and seen many children have fun while developing their relationship with God.
As the leaders of these groups have moved on to other activities in recent years the groups have become dormant and it is hoped that any new Rector would bring fresh ideas in reinvigorating these ministries.
Currently, during the weekly 10:30 services, a small number of dedicated parishioners provide activities for young children (<5 years old) present during the services.
A family service is held once a month and on some occasions, these involve ‘Messy Church’ style activities. For instance, on Mothering Sunday children have fun making posies for their mums, cards, cake decoration etc. in the church during the service time.
On Advent Sunday we traditionally hold our Christingle service which is eagerly anticipated by the young children of the village. So much so that we now have to run 2 services to accommodate the high numbers.
Further activities with the children and young people, such as Easter Cracked, Christmas Cracked, a mock wedding, school services etc. are jointly organised with the village lower and middle schools.