Children, Families and Youth
Welcome to the children, families and youth section of our website!
‘Celebrate’ is the name for all the things we do at the Church in Westcott to help children and families to live life, love life and share life to the full!
Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve been to church before or not. There’s a place here for you!
On Sunday mornings during our 10:15am service, we currently offer:
Creche facilities for babies and toddlers, with a speaker link so accompanying parents can hear what's going on in the service;
, our 3 -10 year old (3years - school Y5) group which meets at Holy Trinity, with a mix of craft, Bible stories, games, DVDs, worship and prayer. Sometimes we use our beautiful churchyard to explore and to pray; See our page on this website for more information.
, our 11-14 (school Y6-Y9+) group, which meets from 10am - 11:15am at St John's Community Hall. We start the morning with pizza (really!), drinks and games, followed by a mix of Bible study, games, discussion, craft, prayer, drama... all sorts. We sometimes head off for a social, to the bowling alley, ice skating rink, swimming pool... See our page on this website for more information.
Also on Sundays:
We also have an all-age breakfast service, generally on the first Sunday of each month, which our families and youth are an important part of, as part of our wider church family. Like all good family get togethers, this starts with food, drinks and a chance to chat, moving into our all age time of worship and (usually) communion. See our page on this website for more information.
Once a month, during term time, we gather for our Celebrate Tea Service
, a chance to get together for games, craft, chat, prayer, exploring the Bible, worship and celebration. We start at 3:30pm and end at 5pm, after having a shared tea together. We provide pizza ('free-from' pizza provided too) and everyone is asked to bring a plate of (nut free) finger food to share. See our page on this website for more information.
During the week:
our popular parent, baby and toddler group, meets on Thursday mornings between 9:30am-12:00pm. This is a great place to meet other parents, grandparents and carers, and for the children to play and explore in a fun, welcoming environment. We provide good coffee, tea, drinks and snacks, a range of toys, and usually finish each morning with a craft activity and a song time. We love to celebrate, so the birthday hat comes out whenever someone has a birthday! See our page on this website for more information.
To support new parents:
We offer 2 weeks (Mon-Fri) of meals
to familes with a new baby in Westcott. We offer this for any time during the baby's first year, to help make things a little easier, and to welcome your little one into the community! This is very much by the community, for all in the community - and over the years many people have appreciated receiving - and giving in this way. Please see our page on this website for more information.
Links with Surrey Hills C of E Primary School
We enjoy our links with Surrey Hills C of E Primary School, building friendships and sharing life together. A small team visit the school each week to lead a weekly assembly, and we support the school's yearly Easter PAUSE day.