Children and Young People


At St. Martin’s we believe that children and young people are important members of our Church, so they are always welcome and they play an important part in the life and worship of the Church.

A recent great “murder mystery” space theme evening for our 11-18 group

We run our Sunday morning activities for children and young people  at St. Martin’s Community Centre just up the road from the Church  but meet together once a month for a family service,  at which many of our young people help lead the worship.

Once a year in June or July we all go away for 24F, usually an overnight stay on Herm or camping at Les Vauxbelets.


A night walk on Herm for YACAs

We also run various groups during the week for different age groups.  See below for details.


Roundabout is our pre-school toddler group run by a team of helpers, led by our Rector Mike and his wife, Emma and our youth worker, Kate. Roundabout meets every Wednesday morning in term time  at 10am to 11.15am  for stories, songs, run around and play.  We meet in St. Martin’s Community Centre, taking up three rooms and the main hall for our soft play area, so there’s lots to do – including craft activity based on our story for the day.

Each week begins with music with the children playing percussion, followed by a story and then play. We have a quiet room for refreshments (see below) and story time. All our toys are clean, well looked after and renewed regularly. Come and join us.  It’s free too!

Now we have a soft play area too!

Explorers, Searchers and YACAs

Each Sunday for the first 45 minutes of the service, our young people have their own programme in the Community Centre but join us for the last 15 minutes of the service.

Explorers is for 3 – 7 years old.
Searchers for for 7-10
YACAs is for 11+

YACAs also meet after the morning service for games, trips,  special events and food!

Messy Church

Our Messy Church runs once a term in St. Martin’s Community Centre and we get anywhere between 200 and 300 adults and children for a great afternoon of craft activities, celebration and supper together.

Our themes have included Messy “I am” sayings, The “messy” life of Jesus, “Messy Kings and Queens” and many more.  As we have so many at our termly Messy Church, we are about to start a new programme in the Autumn in addition to our large termly events.  These will be mini messy churches once a month and watch this space for time and date.  We are just working on feedback from your questionnaires at the moment!

Please join us – it’s free too!

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