Children & Youth


Sunday Club is a fun club for children at St Matt’s.

During the 10.30 am service (except during the Summer holidays) at St Matthews, Climbers and Explorers for children 3+ meet on the 1st Sundays of each month (activities at the back of church on the 3rd Sundays).   Come along for fun looking at bible stories, learning about God, playing games, making craft and singing.

The Groups:

There’s a supervised crèche for 0-3s in the dedicated Crèche room at the back of the Church building. The crèche is packed full of fun toys and the Crèche supervisors read Bible stories with the little ones too.

Our three groups for older children meet in the Church Centre for age-appropriate activities (Bible teaching, craft, games etc). Climbers is our group for children aged 4 to the end of school year 3. Explorers is our group for children in year 4 upwards.




All our groups are led by leaders who care about children and have passed the necessary Child Safeguarding checks. For more information about Sunday Club,  please speak to a member of the Parochial Church Council



‘SMARTIES’ is a fun group for pre-school children & their parents/carers. It meets on Wednesday mornings during school term time.  The Smarties group meet in the church centre from 10.00 am to 11.30 am.  It provides arts & crafts, play equipment, Bible stories, songs, and the chance to chat over a glass of juice.

HOW TO JOIN ‘SMARTIES’:  This group is very popular and we would ask that you contact the Church Office (425863) to book a ‘taster session’ to see whether you would like to consider SMARTIES as a long term option for their child.  If you decide that you would like to be placed on the waiting list for SMARTIES then please fill in and return the application form given to you at the taster session.  You will then be contacted once a place becomes available in the group.


BROWNIES AND GUIDES: The 7th St. Leonards (St. Matthews) Brownies (8-10) meet in the church centre, on Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm onwards.




‘PLAY AND PRAISE’: Play and praise is our short and fun filled service for the under 5s and their parents/carers. We meet in the church during the school term, and the doors open at 9 am for craft for the children and tea and coffee for the adults. At 9:30 am we have children’s songs in the crèche room and a bible story followed by a fun related activity. Then there’s time for adults to chat over coffee and cake. The morning ends by 10:30 am. Come along if you can! Please contact the church office: 01424 425863 for further information and look on ‘latest bits’ for future dates.


All our groups are led by leaders who care about children and have passed the necessary Child Safeguarding checks.