Youth (secondary school age)

Sunday mornings from 10:00

Recharge is for secondary school ages.  They spend the first 15-20 minutes alongside adults in worship, and then have their own bible-based group discussions, activities and prayer.

Mondays 7:15 to 9:00 pm in term time

Dynamic is for young people of secondary school age. It's chance to hang-out with friends - sometimes just social space with games and stuff, but occasionally there are special events and activities to enjoy too.

Parental consent forms - Dynamic (click to download)

Children (primary school age)

Sunday mornings from 10:00

Junior Church is for primary school ages. They spend the first 15-20 minutes alongside adults in worship, and then have their own group with craft, videos, discussions, prayer and games.

Parental consent forms - Junior Church (click to download)

Mondays 5:45 to 6:45 pm in term time

MnMs ("Monday Night Madness"!) is a fun club for primary school ages, with a mix of activities, team games and crafts.

Parental consent forms - MnMs (click to download)

Infants (preschool age)

Sunday mornings from 10:00

We have an area with carpet and toys for infants, as well as a well-equipped creche room with its own toilet facilities.

Fridays 10:00 to 11:00 in term time

Twinkle Tots is our social and musical event for preschool children with their parents / carers.  Professional childcarers are also welcome to bring children.

Uniformed Organisations

Several groups meet here. We support them by providing the space, but they are not actually run by the church.  For more information you will need to contact them directly.

Oreston Brownies - Tuesdays 6:00 pm - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Plymstock Brownies - Wednesday 5:30 pm - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Plymstock Guides - Wednesdays 7:00 pm - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Plymstock Beavers - Fridays 6:00 pm - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Safeguarding

We believe that church should be a safe place for children and youth ...and for their leaders too! Our safeguarding policies and practices are designed to make that happen, and include DBS checks for all key helpers.

Click here to read our policy documents.

If you have any safeguarding questions please contact our Safeguarding Officer:

Mr Andy Collings MBE
Tel: 07786 511 450
safeguarding@plymstock.org.uk

 

Valuing Children

We believe that all children and young people – without distinction of any kind whatsoever – are made in the image of God and should be valued equally, treated fairly, and cared for unconditionally.

Jesus welcomed children into his presence and blessed them (Mark 10:16) and delighted in the worship they offered (Matthew 21:15-16).  He valued them as examples of greatness in God’s Kingdom (Matthew 18:4), and warned severely about being stumbling blocks to them or causing them to sin (Matthew 18:6).  Children and young people – as well as adults – are part of the world, loved by God, for which Jesus died so that all who believe in him may inherit eternal life (John 3:16).

We therefore believe that children and young people are not marginal to the church’s life but should be welcomed and integrated into it.  They have much to give as well as to receive, and adults need children in their midst to remind them of the nature of the kingdom.  We believe that church should be a safe and welcoming community which fosters “life in all its fullness” (John 10:10) and which offers each child or young person the best environment in which to grow and develop into the person God intends.

Therefore we aim to foster a sense of community which enables them to be self aware and sensitive to the others’ needs, and which encourages them to express their opinions and to show respect and understanding towards others.  We aim to help children and young people develop self confidence, independence and self esteem.  We will encourage them to share their views, and take their views into account when making decisions about church life.

We believe they have the right to feel safe and protected from any situation or practice that might result in harm of any kind, and we take seriously our duties towards children and young people whilst in our care.  We stand for and alongside them as part of our calling as people of God to be on the side of the powerless, the vulnerable, the voiceless and the marginalised in the world.

Should we have any concerns about a child’s spiritual, physical, sexual or emotional well being, we will take action to ensure that those concerns are dealt with.  Any allegations will be responded to swiftly and appropriately, and we acknowledge our responsibility to report concerns to appropriate agencies.

We aim to show the tangible presence of God in all that we do and to encourage children and young people on their journey of faith.