Children and Young People
The Church takes its obligations to protect Children and Vulnerable Adults very seriously and is fully committed to implement and comply with all the policies and procedures required by the Diocese.
To this end, we have appointed a Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Beverley Hollands (01892 864772) who should be contacted in the first instance by anyone who has concerns or needs to seek further clarification or advice on this important issue.
Thursdays 2.15 – 3.15 pm fortnightly in term time.
Little Fishes is a Parent and Toddler group held in church every fortnight during term time. It is an opportunity for parents to meet up and chat, whilst their children are in a safe and child-friendly environment.
Each session will include a Bible story, a song and prayer and an activity based on the story for the day.
If interested, please contact Shirley Boyce on 01892 864633.
Click here to download Messy Church Registration Form
Messy Church is a form of ‘church’ using creativity to explore the message of Jesus, and what it means to follow him. We had a very successful Messy Easter which attracted 80 adults and children. Messy Church happens once a term, and dates will be advertised here, via the pre-school and school, and Facebook.
Sunday School meets at 9.30 am in the school during the first part of the service and the children come into the church at the time of the Communion for a Blessing.
Sunday School is for school-age children and each week the focus is on learning the Gospel stories in a fun way appropriate to their age. Examples of their craft work are often displayed in the church.
Further information from Kris 01892 864584 or Roz 01892 861218.
St Thomas’ Youth Group (STYG)
STYG is open to young people between 11 and 15 years old. The group is currently run by Rev Sharon and takes place on 2nd Sunday each month 6 – 7.30 pm. There is also a youth and parents 6 o’clock service on every 4th Sunday of the month.
We are careful not to have dates that clash with the Groombridge Youth Project as we wish the two groups to complement each other.
Further info from Rev Sharon 01892 864265.