Families and Children

FamilyThe safety of your child is of paramount importance to us and all of our adult workers have undergone CCPAS criminal record disclosure checks and comply with the National Elim Church Safe From Harm Policy.

Safeguarding Policy

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This is a ministry for children in Primary School Years 1 to 6 and takes place in our Children and Youth Centre, “The Hub”, at the same time as the adult teaching part of the Sunday morning service.

This is a great place to learn how to walk more closely with God, grow a deep relationship with Jesus Christ and have fun with friends. Children focus on one main Biblical power point each week and this is taught in various interactive and lively ways including games, object lessons, puppet sketches, Bible lessons, dramas and stories. Towards the end of the time the children go with their leaders into small groups and discuss how this applies to their own lives and have opportunities to spend time with God in ministry.


Seedlings is held in the food pantry area of the church at the same time as the teaching part of the adult service and caters for children aged between 3 and 5 (providing they are out of nappies). Leaders work hard to ensure that this is a warm and welcoming place where young children can spend time learning of the things of God in a creative and nurturing environment.

For more details contact our Family Ministry Coordinator, Jean Ranson, at the church office.


There are creche facilities for those under 3 years of age at the foyer end of the Church building, which seek to provide a relaxed and stimulating environment for our youngest church members. It is manned during the teaching part of both Sunday morning services on a rota basis, but is open during the whole of the morning service for parents to make use of as needed.

Little Steps – Parent and Toddler Group

Our Parents and Toddler Group, ‘Little Steps’, started in November 2009 and runs every Monday morning during term time, between 10.00am and 11.30am in St Pauls church. We offer homemade cakes and a cuppa along with a snack for the kids and all parents, grandparents or carers are welcome to drop in with their babies and toddlers.

The group is run by Chrissie Peck who can be contacted via the church office, or via the dedicated Facebook page.

Home Front

Home Front is a strategy that our church uses to help families make their homes a place of spiritual formation and growth. It aims to increase the likelihood that those attending our church will:

  • Introduce their children to Christ
  • Launch their teens as committed believers