St Matt's Kids & Youth are awesome places for any child or teenager to have a blast, make friends and experience God at church!
We believe children and young people are a fundamental part of the family of God, who can dream dreams, hear from God and make a difference in their worlds!!
Check out the info below and contact us if we can help in any way!
We can't wait to meet you and your family!
On a Sunday morning at THE TEN (cafe 9.30am) we all join together for family worship before the children and younger youth head to their groups. We have different rooms dedicated to different age groups here at St Matt’s each with ‘Room Leaders’ and awesome trained-up team members in our bright yellow t-shirts, we would love for you and your family to join us!
With dedicated baby leaders and a special room full of love just for them, even parents of the littlest ones can leave their children in capable hands or stay with them for as long as they like!
Our toddler room is tailor made for little walkers! They get to climb, dance, sing, play and start learning all about God’s love for them!
Our preschool room is full of fun! Our preschoolers get to sing, dance, play, make and chatter all about the monthly theme, experiencing Jesus’ love through their set activities and super lovely leaders. We even have an outdoor space with sand and water play!
Foundation - Year 4 Room
Our school age children have such a blast! We have creative free-play on arrival to let the children settle in, and crazy-fun monthly themes to captivate them as they delve deeper into the Bible, followed by response time with journaling and chatting to God! Plus small groups to create time just for their year groups - your young ones really won’t want to miss out!
Year 5 & 6 Rooms
Our year 5's & year 6's get their own special rooms! With games consoles, snacks & sweets, discussion and videos, as well as their own really regular leaders to build relationships with - they won't want to leave!
Younger Youth (Year 7-9)
Our Younger Youth meet during THE TEN service for pop tarts, creativity, videos, games, discussion and prayer! It’s a great relaxed environment to build friendships, hang out and go deeper in your faith!
Older Youth (Year 10-13)
Our Older Youth attend on Sundays as part of THE SIX service. This a great place to join with our church family, build community, hang out and worship together!
They also meet on Thursdays during term time (6:30pm-8:30pm) for top food, crazy games and an amazing adventure with Jesus! Share, study, step-out, try stuff you’ve never tried before and explore and grow with an awesome bunch of youth & leaders together!
We want everyone to feel welcome and at home here at St Matt’s! If your family have any additional needs, we would LOVE to chat to you about the best way we can support you all! We know your first visit can be the most difficult, so please contact us to chat even before you come – we have a SENCO team with a wealth of different experiences and we’d love to help!
Mini Matt’s (Parent & Toddler Group)
Mini Matt’s meet in the Upper Church Hall every Thursday from 10am- 12noon. The group is FREE and anyone is welcome - parents, carers, child minders and grandparents! We offer healthy snacks for the children and fresh croissants and good coffee for adults. We also have a selection of caffeine free herbal teas! This group is designed to be a place for parents to come and drink good coffee, make new friends, and spend time with their children. We have lots of fun toys, story time, singing time and crafts for the kids and a small library for the adults including some of our favourite faith based children’s stories, parenting and marriage books! During some of the sessions there will be information shared about our parenting & marriage courses, the Alpha course, family services including nativities and Easter events, and opportunities for prayer if needed. Our team will always be on hand to talk to you and support your through your parenting journey!
Look out for parties, socials and other special events to get involved with throughout the term on our Events page!
Contact our Kids & Youth Pastor, Amber Leach, for any further details or with any questions you may have!
We can't wait to see you soon!