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Resources for children

Over the next few weeks the church staff are gathering together resources to help us grow and remain close to God in this time. They will be listed here as we find them. 

Talking to children about Coronavirus.
There is a useful article from an American website called FamilyFire on talking to children about Coronavirus, available from
Please note that ‘A guide for parents, developed by the National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses’ is an American based guide.
I have also found a BBC video for parents talking about coronavirus with some useful material available from

Talking to children about staying at home
Stay at home Superheroes – This is a lovely way to talk to children about staying at home in these strange times.  You can find the story on Facebook and on the Sophie's Stories website.

5 April - Palm Sunday
Young church


For the Palm Leaves Prayer Banner, you will need 4 copies of this sheet, string, scissors and colouring pens or pencils.  If you want to make Palm Sunday spinners, you will need a copy of this sheet, some colours, scissors, glue, sellotape and a straw or a pencil.   If you download the Where’s Jesus sheet (the one that Liz Wadsworth drew!) you can try to find Jesus and also look to see how many mice you can find!  Happy searching!

All material has been taken from the church resource ROOTS and is used with permission.
© ROOTS for Churches Ltd ( 2002-2020.
Reproduced with permission.

3 April
Engage Worship are posting daily family prayer and worship activities for you.  Here is the link, but they are also on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (use the hashtag #EngageAtHome).

Here is a new song from the new Rhyming Bible Songs Album by Bob Hartman and Sam Hargreaves – the Clip-clop beat (Palm Sunday).  Enjoy!

And finally I have just looked at this fantastic resource from the Diocese of York – Holy Week @ Home.  There is a daily series of activities and each day you build part of an Easter Garden – do have a look – this is an amazing resource!

2 April
Two Vine Worship videos from Jane exploring Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

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31 March
John Hardwick has shared his Facebook page Praise Aerobics - Keep-Fit at home with BIBLE Bopping An opportunity for children to learn Bible verses at the same time as keeping fit at home.

30 March
A short talk on fear for worship (assembly) at The Vine Inter-Church Primary School.

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29 March
Young Church - Joshua and the walls of Jericho


Welcome to the Young Church Online section for Sunday 29th March 2020.

Today we are looking at the story of Joshua and the Walls of Jericho, and how God’s people worked together in hard times. It mirrors the adult material of Unity that Bill will be looking at in the main service.

The story of Joshua and the Walls of Jericho forms part of the main service as a setting the scene storytelling slot. But here you can also watch the full Young Church session that I have recorded this week, which includes the story, a prayer activity, and some ideas for other activities too.

I hope that children of all ages can access the story. If your child is very young, playing the story is a really good way to get your child to engage with it. Let them watch the story, and then make the story with Lego/Duplo, or Megablox and figures, or indeed junk boxes to make the walls and maybe playmobil for the people. Older children often really enjoy this activity too!

If your child enjoys craft projects, alongside the finger labyrinth in the video, they could make a trumpet to blow as a reminder of the story, or to use in acting out the story. Download template here.

I hope that you enjoy the session. Please do let me know how you got on at and if anything else would be useful. :-)Laser maze

Thursday 26 March
Ideas for your kids to do at home

Just for fun… Target age – lots of ages I think! I would love to try the laser maze, and the balloon pingpong – it’s up to you!

Do you have any crepe paper and masking tape? How about a DIY Hallway laser maze? Idea available from
Making a paper spinner – get the instructions from

Or how about balloon ping pong?Balloon Ping Pong

These ideas have been taken from - a post with lots of ideas for ways to keep your children occupied.

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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Church.

When & where does the church meet?

Due to the latest government advice regarding the protection of our community during the Coronavirus pandemic we have taken the unprecedented and sad, but necessary, decision to suspend all church gatherings including home groups and Sunday Worship until further notice.

Please look at our Facebook page and this website for further details about how we will be walking together at this difficult time.

Sunday morning services are normally held at 9.30am & 11.00am; the 9.30am service is more traditional and reflective, while the 11.00am service is more contemporary with activities offered for children and young people. Communion is celebrated on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. We all meet together at 10.00am during the month of August. On the fourth Sunday of the month at 7pm there is an informal service called Encounter. 

We meet at:

Jeavons Lane
CB23 6AF

You can see a map on our contact us page

There is limited parking available on the site.

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. There will be some singing to start with as well as some prayers and a reading from the bible. There will be a talk (some reflections) from one of the leaders of the church, with a chance to discuss it further at the end of the service. 

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.

What is there for children and young people at church?

We have a fantastic programme for the children and young people at the Church for ages 0–18. Children and young people stay with their families at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children and young people need to go to their programme. We have young church for those from 0 - Yr 6 and a youth group called Xtreme for our young people in years 7-11. 

For more information about what happens in the children's and youth work please visit the relevant age group section under church life.

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!
You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

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