Children and families are welcome at Christ Church.
Even as we meet online!
Our aim is to help children come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour so that they can love God and live as his children day by day and as part of the church family.
In all that we do for children and families, we hope to build strong relationships, teach the Bible clearly, have fun and enjoy being together.
We take seriously our responsibilities towards children in our care. The church has a Safeguarding Policy which applies to all our groups. All leaders and helpers are chosen for their roles and are DBS checked as required.
God calls parents to play a vital role in discipling the next generation. We recognise that this is a very challenging role, especially in our secular culture, so we want to support parents by running age-appropriate groups on Sundays and mid-week, as well as recommending resources to use at home and running regular parenting and marriage courses.
Groups for children and young people
Each group is targeted at a different age range, so that we can learn from the Bible and have fun together in a way which suits our age and where we’re at in our walk with Jesus. Our groups are now running in-person, in line with government guidance regarding Covid-19.
Family Sunday Worship
10:30am – Children’s groups for all ages
We meet with the rest of the church family at Warden Park Primary
Academy. Groups start just before the morning service, and we enjoy
learning from the Bible with age-appropriate activities before we join
the adults outside for the final songs of the morning (weather
Bring your own drink in a bottle (and a jumper on cooler days), and we
will provide a biscuit snack.
For Covid-safety, in creche and Early Years groups we hand sanitise on arrival and during the session; soft furnishings are disinfectant-sprayed before and after the session; toys are cleaned/quarantined; windows are opened. Pre-booking is required and we record attendance, for test and trace purposes. In groups for Year 1 and above, we hand sanitise on arrival and during the session; leaders
wear face coverings when not teaching; we keep to social distancing guidance; we minimise resource-sharing and our resources are quarantined after use; windows are opened. Children in Years 7 and above also wear face coverings, in line with government guidance. Pre-booking is required and we record attendance, for test and trace purposes.
(age groups correct to end July 2021)
Creche – up to age 3
Story Box – Year-before-school to Reception
Chattabox – Years 1&2
Wise Words – Years 3&4
FXtra – Years 5 to 8 (1 st and 3 rd Sunday of the month)
Midweek: Baby & Preschool – Saltworks Tots
Tots In A Box
At Tots, we love having fun as we grow up and learn about the God who
made us, knows us and loves us. We meet on Thursdays in term time,
from 10-11am, at the Christ Church building on New England Rd.
For Covid-safety, we hand sanitise on arrival and during the session; toys are cleaned/quarantined; windows are opened; adults are required to wear face coverings in line with government guidance. We serve refreshments in line with government guidance – please bring a drink for your little one. Pre-booking is required and we record attendance, for test and trace purposes.
Pre booking is required – Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the mailing list.
During lockdown we made weekly videos for kids – watch previous Tots In A Box videos on our Youtube channel.
Midweek: Reception to Year 5 – Zig-Zag & YoYo
Lots of fun, action and being creative each week as we learn from the
Bible and enjoy being together. We meet in term time, at the Christ
Church building on New England Rd.
A drink and biscuit snack are included in the session.
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For Covid safety, we hand sanitise on arrival and during the session; leaders wear face coverings when not teaching; we keep to social distancing guidance and honour school ‘bubbles’; we minimise resource-sharing and our resources are cleaned/quarantined after use; windows are opened. Pre booking is required and we record attendance, for test and trace purposes.
Reception to Year 2: Zig-Zag – Tuesday 4:15 – 5:15pm
Year 3 to Year 5: YoYo – Monday 6 – 7pm
Midweek: Year 6 to Year 13 – FX & Rooted
Year 6 to Year 8:
FX – Fridays at 7 – 8.30pm
At Fx we spend time thinking through what the Bible says and how it applies to us and we spend time playing loads of games. FX currently takes place at Cuckfield Baptist Church
FX-tra – Sunday mornings
In FXtra, we seek to keep building gospel maturity. We encourage this age group to be in the main Sunday meeting being part of the church family every other week and then on the alternate Sunday we break out into a small group which studies the same text that will be preached that morning. FX-tra takes place on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
Year 9 to Year 13:
Rooted – Thursdays at 7pm
Each week, we take time to dig deep into the Bible, discuss it in small groups and help each other to think through how it applies to our lives every day.
It’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends, make new ones, get stuck into the Bible, pray, chat and play games together.
At Christ Church Haywards Heath we take seriously our responsibilities towards the children in our care. Group leaders are DBS-checked and we work to our Child Safeguarding Policy.
Our children and youth workers are always happy to talk to you if you would like further information, have any questions, or wish to voice any concerns about the groups.
For Safeguarding concerns, contact the Safeguarding Lead – Mark Ventham (07719 866 913) or Deputy – Sarah McQuaker (07906 242 134).