Children & Youth

We are blessed with a large number of children in the St. Paul’s family and we are passionate about ensuring that they are valued and integrated fully into church life. We have a great team of wonderful volunteers who ensure that firm foundations are laid for a life of following Jesus.

Every Sunday the first section of our worship is the family slot with a child-friendly song and a short talk. The children then proceed to their groups according to age and stage, see below for more details.

Shrimps

Shrimps is our group for children aged from 18 months to four years old. Children can join Shrimps when they can sit on a chair unaided and walk confidently. In Shrimps, we love to immerse ourselves in Bible Stories, make friends and play. Drink and snack is provided.

Starfish

Starfish is our group for children aged 4-7 years, Reception to Year 2. Children join Starfish in their second term of Reception so that they can settle into school first. In Starfish, we love to hear stories from the Bible, learn more about God, make things together and play.

Lionsharks

Lionsharks is an almalgamation of our Sealion and Shark groups for children in school years 3 to 6. We love to study the Bible to learn more about being in relationship with God and play lots of games. There is an optional craft and we also enjoy free play time to build relationships with each other.

At St Paul’s we offer a programme of activities for 11-18 year olds.

On Sunday mornings we gather with the whole church family before our own time together from 10.30am – 12. Younger Youth incorporates school years 6-8 and Older Youth years 9-13. However, on the first Sunday of each month, both groups come together for a more social session. Older Youth serve in church on the third Sunday of each month.

On Friday evenings, we join together with Trinity Church and The Rock for Friday Night Youth in the School House Cafe from 7.30 – 9.30pm. This is for Year 8 and above.